Most Moog merch ends up being pretty rad. Now, the Bob Moog Foundation has released a 2012 calendar themed “Moog Pioneers in the Studio.”
“The calendar features photos and history from Bob Moog’s archives, as well as photos from collections of pioneering synthesists,” says the release for the calendar. “The photos and text, compiled and written by BMF volunteer historian Brian Kehew, focus on more obscure luminaries and their fascinating instruments.
Through documenting the many musicians, composers, and scholars who collaborated with Moog, the Foundation aims to share the breadth of material encompassed in the inventor’s archives and to share the very rich history of electronic music. In addition to three photos that feature Moog himself, ‘Moog Pioneers in the Studio’ also features Joel Chadabe, Jon Appleton, Jean Jacques-Perrey, Chris Swansen, Jon Weiss, Max Brand, Herb Deutsch, JD Robb, Eric Siday, Emmanuel Ghent, Mort Garson and Gil Trythall.”
There’s some serious local involvement, too, from photos by Shaun Hollingsworth at SIC images to design by Rose Hecht and editing by Geary Yelton. The Moogstress herself, Michelle Moog-Koussa, has written a foreword for the calendar.
Here’s a glowing review from music historian, author and teacher Mark Vail: “Saints be praised, the Bob Moog Foundation has released another fantastic, picture-laden calendar, this one for 2012! Featured in gorgeous vintage photos and posing with Moog modular synthesizers — and on occasion with the great Bob Moog himself — are 12 important pioneers of synthesized and electro-acoustic music. Some of these pioneers I’m familiar with, others not so much, and I welcome the challenge of learning more about them beyond what’s revealed by their accompanying captions. Cheers to the Bob Moog Foundation for recognizing these pioneers! I urge everyone to support the crucial Bob Moog Foundation cause by first purchasing this new calendar and by contributing in any way humanly possible.”
You can purchase the calendar here.
Any other ideas for local 2012 calendars?