Moogfest announces an art show, workshops and a contest

Moogfest announces an art show, workshops and a contest-attachment0

• Synth: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog is slated to run concurrent with Moogfest.The show is made up of limited-edition prints “inspired by Bob Moog’s legacy.”

Artists represented include: Jim Pollock, Zeloot, Mike Perry, DKNG Studios, Subject Matter Studio (Drew Findley — poster below), Status Serigraph (Justin Helton), Scott Campbell, Dan Grzeca, Doe Eyed Design, Us + Them, Get A Clue Design Studio, James Flames, Young Monster, Sound Mind Media, Steve Walters.

According to the website, “Each artist will contribute their own piece and will be sold at the show in very limited quantities (20 of each) with all proceeds going to support the Bob Moog Foundation.”

• Moogfest Workshops are a partnership between The Red Bull Music Academy, AC Entertainment, Moog Music and the Bob Moog Foundation.

Panels, demonstrations and workshops will be held between noon and 6:30 p.m. at the Moogaplex (in the Haywood Park Hotel building). “They are first come, first served for those who bought either weekend passes or have a pass for that particular day. The dates, and times will be announced in the coming weeks.”

Options include:
Synth History Pannel: The Birth of the MiniMoog with Herb Deutsch (co-collaborator on first Modular in 1963), Dave Van Koevering (first salesman for Minimoog and VP of Marketing at Moog Music in the 70s), Tom Rhea (Former clinician, design consultant, and director of marketing at Moog Music; wrote Minimoog manual) and Brain Kehew (Bob Moog Foundation Historian and keyboardist).

Artist performance and discussion about remixing with Mogerfoogers: “Tara Busch is a synth siren well known as a prominent analog synth-blogger for AnalogSuicide.com. Her performances are ethereal explorations of analog sound.”

Tech Panel: Modern day soundcsaping with Richard Devine (acclaimed sound designer), Morgan Page (progressive house and electro DJ) and
Tara Busch (prominent analog synth-blogger and synth-performer).

Theremin performance and lesson with Dorit Chrysler, “an accomplished musician and composer best known for her ethereal Theremin style. After Dorit’s performance, Moog Music will distribute 20 Theremins to the audience and participants will receive an interactive lesson from Dorit.”

Find a complete list of workshops here.

• The Moogie Contest awards the winner with two weekend passes to Moogfest. “Moog Music & Moogfest is sponsoring The Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest.  The Grand Prize is TWO weekend passes to Moogfest 2010, a Moogfest 2010 merch package and an Etherwave Theremin signed by Pamelia Kurstin, a world-renowned thereminist who has performed and recorded with artists such as David Byrne and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. The winning video will also be featured on the Moogfest 2010 website! To participate, grab your video camera and put together your best Halloween-themed theremin video. Contest details coming soon to moogmusic.com.”

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Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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