Interact with the Bob Moog Foundation

Want more Moog? The Bob Moog Foundation (set up to honor Moog’s legacy, with a mission of “igniting creativity at the intersection of music, history, science and innovation”) hosts three events at the Diana Wortham lobby. They’ll even be there through the day after Moogfest.

Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience

The foundation’s hands-on instrument showcase is not to miss. Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience offers a chance to connect with synthesizers, theremins, effects pedals, oscilloscopes and other instruments. Even if you’ve never twisted a knob, the simplified Moog instruments are set up to break down the basics: oscillator, modulation, filter and envelope.

Want to check out something new? Composer/producer Logos (aka Jim Genaro) will demon- strate his invention, the Psyborg. This “electronic pipe organ incorporates Moog analog instruments, digital controllers, theremin and sound-reactive light displays.” Foundation staffers will be around to answer questions. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

SYNTH: An Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog

This group art show — a showcase of hand- made, limited-edition screen prints inspired by Moog’s legacy — returns for the third year, with works from some of the nation’s top concert-poster artists and graphic designers. Each artist contributes a print of his or her own to be sold at the show in very limited quantities. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Moog is Now: An exhibit and sale of vintage Moog-inspired albums

David Van Koevering, a lifelong colleague and friend of Bob Moog, is known as “the man who brought the Minimoog to the world.” Van Koevering has joined forces with BMF to create Moog is Now, a show and sale that celebrates “the early use of Moog synthesizers in popular music, with recordings from as early as
1967 to the late 1970s.” More than 250 albums from Van Koevering’s private collection (some signed by Moog) will be available, some for sale and some as part of an exclusive silent auction. An additional 70-plus albums will be on display. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

2011 poster art by Jenny Greer

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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