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Sunday, May 21 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
A DIY Approach to Bridging Art, Music, Electronics, and Performance

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Moog Modular technician Nate Murphy will speak with Todd Bailey, Travis Thatcher, and Peter Bussigel about what guided them to the pursuit of electronics, how it affects their art practice, and interesting problems in circuit design for creative applications. Travis and Peter will present their "Torture Device," which uses an electro-acoustic design to both compose and create the sounds of each performance, while Bailey will use a video synthesizer of his own design to create simultaneous projected visual data.

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

Program Themes
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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the door opened to radical innovations in performance, creation, and control. These are boundless tools: from the first synthesizers to the... Read More →

Talent
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Todd Bailey

Within the underground, DIY, and circuit-bending communities of Chicago, NYC, and elsewhere Todd Bailey is the name associated with the 8bit sampler/kit WTPA (Where’s The Party At) and other unique home-brew electronics. For the last decade, Bailey’s activities have also foun... Read More →
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Peter Bussigel

Pete Bussigel is a composer and media artist working between the promise of electrons and the truth of cardboard and hot glue. His audiovisual instruments, noisy sculptures, and performance games have been presented in concerts and galleries throughout the world.He performs on br... Read More →
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Nathaniel Murphy

Nathaniel Murphy is a member of the Moog modular production team, hand-building modern Moog modular synthesizers to their original 1973 specifications. Self-taught in electronics as a way to craft his own 5U modular performance system, he is passionate about DIY building and synt... 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 do... Read More →
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Travis Thatcher

Travis Thatcher is a musician, instrument designer, and software developer with degrees in Computer Science and Music Technology from Georgia Tech. He is technical director for the Virginia Center of Computer Music at the University of Virginia and is behind theVoice of Saturn li... Read More →

Partners
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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 do... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

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