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Thursday, May 18 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Creative Magic: Musical Technology and Ritual in 21st-Century Shamanic Practice

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Amos Gaynes draws from two worlds of experience, as a developer of musical technology and as a performer, organizer, and dancer in the Southeastern US psychedelic trance party scene. In this talk he shares a firsthand perspective on what makes a dance party into a shamanic ritual, and explores how this synthesis of technology and mysticism can harmonize mind, body, and spirit.  As a tool for the social construction of reality, technoshamanistic practice has the potential to enhance personal well-being and connection to higher self and community.

Special thanks to Nontokozo F. Sihwa for invaluable research assistance and preparation.

You may also watch this session live for FREE at moogfest.com

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In regards to where he pulled his innovative ideas from, Bob Moog said, “Everything has some consciousness, and we tap into that. It’s about energy at its most basic level.” But how do we tune into that noosphere and bring next wave ideas to the fore? Who are the seers today... Read More →

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Amos Gaynes

Amos Gaynes is a product developer at Moog Music, where he has contributed to the development of multiple award-winning synthesizers, analog effects, and apps. After an inspiring meeting with Bob Moog during his youth in Asheville, NC, Amos's life has been shapedby an enduring fascination... Read More →

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Moog Music

Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:15pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre