Pace your music intake — Moogfest offers more than just bands. Festival attendees can also check out three different panel discussions. All panels are held at Diana Wortham Theatre. They’re free and are open to both festival pass holders and the general public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Creative Expression Through Interface — Morton Subotnick (synthesizer pioneer), Herb Deutsch (collaborator with Bob Moog) and Alessandro Cortini (keyboardist for Nine Inch Nails) discuss how musical instrument interfaces affect artists’ approaches to creative expression. Marc Doty moderates. Noon-1:15 p.m.
• Shaping Hits with Moog Synths — Phil and Paul Hartnoll of Orbital and Chad Hugo of N.E.R.D. and The Neptunes talk about “integrating analog gear into explosive live sets and hit studio productions.” Amos Gaynes moderates. 1:30-2:45 p.m.
• The Bob Moog Google Doodle: How a Pioneering Legacy Inspired Modern Innovation — A special presentation from Google head doodler Ryan Germick, Google head engineer Joey Hurst and Moog product development specialist Amos Gaynes. Marc Doty moderates. 3-4:15 p.m.