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Thursday, May 18 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Music, Machines, and Meaning

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In this artist talk, Andy provides context by exploring highlights from the past 400 years of expressive machines. He also shares his recent work, lessons learned, and the importance of fake rules.

Program Themes
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Hacking Systems

The resurgence of a technological Maker Culture is undeniable, and Moogfest is a gathering for all those enthused by new tools for creative expression. Conversations, workshops, and installations will not only explore hardware and physical computing, but also reflect on how the last... Read More →
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Evolution has been a slow natural process that we are externalizing and accelerating through technology and creativity. Humans have long sought to transform nature with agriculture and medicine, employing biotechnologies to manipulate living systems, and even our own bodies. Today... Read More →

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Andy Cavatorta

Andy Cavatorta uses new technologies to coerce expressive music out of fire, glass, gravity, tiny vortices, underwater acoustics, and more. His instruments explore technologically mediated emotion and opportunities to express the previously inexpressible. Andy is a graduate of the... Read More →

Program Partners
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MIT Media Lab

The MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab that encourages the unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by MIT Media Lab's Andy Cavatorta.

Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1