Moogfest has announced a host of new performances and programs for the 15th anniversary of their annual festival. Moogfest 2019 will be held in Durham, N.C. from April 25th to the 28th and will bring together inventors, entrepreneurs, scientists, futurists and artists in the world of synthesis, all the while celebrating innovative spirit of sonic pioneer Bob Moog.
Moogfest 2019 is shaping up to be a festival like no other, with seminars and workshops by day and avante-garde performances by night.
During the day, Moogfest acts as a platform for conversation, workshopping and experimentation. A major highlight will be an interview with Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, as well as appearances from the 2012 Moog Innovation Award winner, Thomas Dolby, including a live performance and interview.
Leaders in sound design, Richard Devine and Kim Bjørn, will cover topics such as interfacing in electronic music and new approaches to patching. Also featuring is Death by Audio founder’s Oliver Ackermann who will lead a workshop on how to build your own oscillator.
Those that opt for the $1500 Engineers Pass will be treated to a two-day synth building workshop run by Moog engineers and will get to build their very own semi-modular which has been teased in the video below.
By night, Moogfest 2019 will present performances by avante-garde experimentalists, contemporary pop innovators and pioneers of electronic music. Some of the highlights of this year’s instalment include Mor Elian, Matthew Dear, Kimbra, GAS and Tim Hecker (and the Konoyo Ensemble).
For more information check out the Moogfest website.