Moogfest Announces Schedule By Day, Single Day Tickets, and Venues

By on March 11, 2014

MoogfestMoogfest, the five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music, which Mashable calls “No Ordinary Festival“, is six weeks away and today announces the daily schedule plus single day passes. Since its inception in 2004, Moogfest has been a magnet for artists, engineers, and enthusiasts of Dr. Robert Moog and his legacy to meet, share, create and collaborate. With an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming featuring cultural, artistic and technological luminaries and punctuated by a line up of diverse landmark nightly performances, Moogfest honors the creativity and inventiveness of Bob Moog and pays tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.

By Night – Five evenings of landmark musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music, and major headliners in over ten venues across the city, featuring landmark performances by electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk 3D; iconic electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys; self-declared “anti popstar” M.I.A.; super producer Nile Rodgers with his band CHIC; plus a rare performance by UK’s Darkstar; Animal Collective’s Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks featuring former members of Dirty Projectors and Ponytail; German heavyweight trio Moderat; Mad Decent’s Dillon Francis and Riff Raff; Zed’s Dead; El-P; and Factory Floor; plus over 70 more artists spanning the 5 day festival.

By Day – Five days of mind-expanding conversation, experimentation, and collaboration for creative and technology professionals across seven venues in downtown Asheville. The conference is guided by the world’s preeminent thought leaders and pioneers of music and technology, including Simpsons and Futurama’s David X. Cohen; the ArchAndroid herself, Janelle Monae; improvised performances by Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner, Bradford Cox, and Dan Deacon; and Google’s brightest minds exploring the future of audio; plus conversations with interdisciplinary research laboratory MIT Media Labs; MAKE Magazine’s Mark Fraunfelder; OMNI Reboot, a magazine at the intersection of science, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics; videogame arts and culture publication Kill Screen; and more presenting one of a kind programming exclusive to Moogfest.

Moogfest’s free Modular Marketplace is an electronic pop-up shop showcasing the latest and greatest from a lineup of innovative instrument makers. Boutique electronics, experimental effects and modern modular synthesizers will create an interactive exhibition in which the public can engage with new musical devices and their designers.

The Modular Marketplace will host daily demonstrations, workshops and sound experiments from the engineers that are shaping the sounds of tomorrow, as well as a free week-long clinic on electronic music production. Programming includes presentations by The Pioneers of Electronic Music Instruments: Roger Linn, Tom Oberheim, Don Buchla, David Borden, and Dave Smith.

Moogfest will take place at over 10 venues located in the heart of Asheville, including Thomas Wolfe, US Cellular Center Basement, The Orange Peel, Asheville Community Theatre, The Mill Room, Diana Wortham Theatre, Fine Arts Theater, Masonic Temple, Asheville Music Hall, Asheville Art Museum, New Earth, Broadway Outdoor, Emerald Lounge, and The Moog Store.

Newly added to the lineup – UR Presents: Timeline, Teengirl Fantasy, Just Blaze, Egyptian Lover, High Klassified, Salva, C Powers, Higher Learning, and Craig Leon performing Nommos live with a string quartet provided by The Asheville Symphony.

Saturday April 26th

FUTURE KEYNOTE
George Dvorsky

NILE RODGERS

GIORGIO MORODER
Dave Tompkins

GOOGLE CREATIVES
Ryan Germick
Aaron Koblin
Alexander Chen
Leon Hong
Raph Levien

MUSIC THROUGH DESIGN + TECH
Willo Perron
David Wexler
Alex Lieu
Aaron Koblin
Julia Kaganskiy

AFROPUNK
The Tryptich screening
Greg Tate
Sanford Biggers
Saul Williams

OMNI’S ART FOR EXTRATERRESTRIALS
Claire Evans
Martine Syms
Neal Reinhalda
King Britt
Doug Vakoch

PIONEERS OR ELECTRONIC MUSIC INSTRUMENTS
Don Buchla
Dave Smith & Roger Linn

MOOG FUTURES
Cyril Lance
Peter Kirn
Jesper Kouthoofd

DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Dan Deacon
Hisham Bharoocha

ODD HARMONICS // UM PROJECT
Theremin installation
Dorit Chrysler performance

I DREAM OF WIRES
Screening with Jason Amm & Robert Fantinatto

CLIFF MARTINEZ
Drive and Solaris screening with Cliff Martinez

LUCKY DRAGONS 
workshop

GRAY AREA ART & TECHNOLOGY 
workshop

MOOG YOGA

 

 

Sunday April 27th

FUTURAMA AND THE SIMPSONS
Simon Singh
David X. Cohen
Stewart Burns
Jeff Westbrook
Ken Keeler

ODD HARMONICS // UM PROJECT
Theremin installation

I DREAM OF WIRES
screening

GRAY AREA ART & TECHNOLOGY workshop

MOOG YOGA

 

 

N I G H T

 

Wednesday April 23rd

Pet Shop Boys
Flying Lotus
El-P
Soul Clap

Slow Hands
No Regular Play
Nick Monaco
C Powers

 

Thursday April 24th

Kraftwerk
Keith Emerson
Bernie Worrell Orchestra
Audion
Sasha
Tiga
Green Velvet
Com Truise (DJ)
Shigeto
ADULT.
Art Department
Nitin
Louie Fresco
Eric Volta
Jimmy Edgar
Ejecta

Wolf Eyes
Black Dice
Dan Deacon
YACHT
The Jellyrox
Tin Foil Hat
Hello Hugo
Aligning Minds
Noah Wall
North Americans
Eaters
Megafortress
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Ataxia
Teengirl Fantasy

 

Friday April 25th

Kraftwerk
Giorgio Moroder
Moderat
Dillon Francis
Q-Tip
Riff Raff
Egyptian Lover
Gent & Jawns
Lapalux
Daedelus
Tokimonsta
The Gas Lamp Killer
patten
Clark – Phosphor Live

Darkstar
Mike Simonetti
Bottin
Thugfucker
Metro Area
Keith Kemp
Erika
Reference – live
Mike Huckaby
Razor & Blade
In Plain Sight
Earthtone Soundsystem
Kri & Sensoma
UR Presents: Timeline

 

 

Saturday April 26th

CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers
M.I.A.
Zed’s Dead
RJD2
Mark Farina
\Machinedrum Vapor Space Live
Saul Williams
Escort
The Crystal Ark
Museum of Love
Factory Floor
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Kaytranada
Hieroglyphic Being
Craig Leon – Nommos Live
Holly Herndon
Blondes

Publicist
Les Sins
Gordon Voidwell
LE1F
Bombassic
The Volt Per Octaves
Brett Rock
DLX
Two Fresh
Eliot Lipp
Heads on Sticks
Body Games
RBTS Win
Marley Carroll
Higher Learning

 

 

Sunday April 27th

FOOLS GOLD SHOWCASE
Nick Catchdubs
Treasure Fingers

Just Blaze
High Klassified

 

*Saturday Individual Day Tickets also grant access to all Sunday programming.

More information on tickets, VIP packages and payment plans available at www.moogfest.com/tickets

Day

Five days of mind-expanding conversation, experimentation, and collaboration for creative and technology professionals across seven venues in downtown Asheville. The conference is guided by pioneers of music and technology, and co-curated by some of the most important thinkers of today.

  • 5 days, 8 venues, over 60 talks, panels, discussion, presentations, and film screenings with futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, and musicians. First announcement here.
  • New Media art installations and interactive technology experiences and exhibitions
  • Film screenings
  • Experimental performances
  • Workshops and other interactive educational forums
  • Open-source hardware hackathon
  • Day programming Hours: Wednesday 3pm-7pm, Thursday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm.

Night

Five evenings of landmark musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music, and major headliners.

  • 5 nights, 10 venues, over 100 artists including concerts, experimental performances, and new music showcases.
  • Night programming hours: Wednesday – Saturday 7pm – 2am, Sunday 12pm – 6pm.

 

 

Moogfest VIP Package – $499*
Includes all benefits of the GA ticket PLUS:

  • VIP’s Get in First EVERYWHERE
  • Priority Festival Check In
  • VIP Entrance at Each Venue
  • VIP lounge at US Cellular Center with Private Bar and WiFi
  • Reserved Seating and Areas for VIPs
  • Moogfest 2014 Program
  • Moogfest T-Shirt
  • Moogfest Gift Bag
  • Exclusive Invitations to VIP Only Events
  • Plus Much More To Be Announced…
  • *Plus Applicable fees

Moogfest is also offering a limited run of unique VIP experiences for the true synth aficionado at www.moogfest.com/tickets

Moogfest also hosts free events open to the public:

  • 4 day street festival, including new media art installations and live music
  • 2 day North Carolina Tech Expo & Interactive Job Fair

5 day new electronic instrument pop-up shop

 

Interested in learning more, read other press releases to date:

 

 

About Moogfest:

Since 2004, Moogfest has been a gathering for the musicians that worked closely with Bob and his instruments. In 2014, Moogfest is amplifying its vision and becoming a 5-Day event dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Moogfest honors the inventiveness of Bob Moog and the legacy of the analog synth with an experimental line up of daytime conference programming and landmark nightly performances. Moogfest takes place April 23-27th, 2014 in downtown Asheville, NC.

About Moog Music:

Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. The company hosts Moogfest, a five-day festival celebrating the intersection of music and technology in honor of Moog’s innovative spirit. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC.

 

 

Media Accolades

“Moogfest organizers echo the extra-education sentiment, as they’ve strived to build a lineup of sessions, workshops and film screenings that will thrill just as much as the musicians.”

Mashable

“Named after the famous synth pioneer, technology and creation is very much a focus at Moogfest, with a daytime program of wokshops and other activities that make it worth the trip for any gear nerd.”

Resident Advisor

“Moogfest has added some eclectic firepower to its already impressive lineup.”

     Rolling Stone

One of the year’s most eclectic and unusual music festivals.

NPR

 

At Moogfest what once seemed primitive is now claiming the future.

The New York Times 

 

The unusual music festival takes up the experimental spirit of electronic music innovator Bob Moog and pushes it into even more far-reaching nooks and crannies of the ever-expanding genre.”

Huffington Post 

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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