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Thursday, May 18
 

9:00am

irlbb
The irlbb app connects individuals and creates community, that otherwise would have been missed. The irlbb app values in real life interactions and allows platforms to nurture those connections to create and grow their community engagement. 
In collaboration with native North Carolinians, Mykki Blanco & Jhari Derr-Hill, irlbb encourages people to consolidate their knowledge and leverage personal relationships in collective action. 

Selected Moogfest 2017 attendees who download and use the app during the festival could attend a Meetup with Mykki Blanco and special guests!

Talent
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irlbb

The irlbb app connects individuals and creates community, that otherwise would have been missed. The irlbb app values in real life interactions and allows platforms to nurture those connections to create and grow their community engagement. | | In collaboration with native North Carolinians, Mykki Blanco... Read More →
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Vivan Thi Tang

Vivan Thi Tang is the Founder of the irlbb app which debuted at Internet Week New York 2014 when she was previously based in Brooklyn, New York City. Following that alpha launch, she developed the initial beta as a postgraduate student at Goldsmiths University of London. Further... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - Sunday May 21, 2017 11:30am
TBA

9:00am

Land Marking

Halsey Burgund of MIT Open Doc Lab and Joe Zobkiw present the Land Marking app, which captures the sounds of social movements around the world. During the festival, attendees are invited to contribute their voices or listen to the location-based mix of music and voices contributed by previous participants.

Download - https://landmarking.io/


Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Halsey Burgund

Halsey Burgund

Halsey Burgund is a musician and sound artist whose installations and musical performances make extensive use of spoken human voice recordings as musical elements, alongside traditional and electronic instruments. Recently, his work has focused on evolving, contributory, location... Read More →
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Joe Zobkiw

Joe Zobkiw is a musician and software developer. His music as aheadinclouds leans towards improvised minimal ambient and his software development focuses on audio, music, and utilities for both macOS and iOS.


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00am - Sunday May 21, 2017 5:00pm
TBA

10:00am

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group A1) (Engineer Pass)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer. The hands-on workshop is conducted in two, four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 


** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event.

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Modular Marketplace
Modular Marketplace: is a bazaar featuring the top designers of boutique music tech tools and their latest creations. A global community of manufacturers, designers, and tech enthusiasts are gathered in a creative and thoughtful environment made for the modern electronic musician and instrument design enthusiast.  

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

Partners
avatar for Universal Audio

Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., Universal Audio has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarded as the father of modern recording... Read More →
avatar for Audulus

Audulus

Audulus. A Modular Audio Processing App for iPad, iPhone, Mac, Linux, and Windows. Created by Developer Taylor Holliday. Promoted by Mark Boyd, Audulus Evangelist. With Audulus, you can build synthesizers from first principles, design new sounds, or process audio — all with real... Read More →
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Voltage & Company

Details coming soon...
avatar for 4ms Company

4ms Company

4ms Company offers alternatives to traditional instruments with our poly-rhythmic clock modules that create evolving complex mathematical beat patterns, a resonator that can cast pop music into micro-tonal keys, a chaos generator that confounds attempts to make the same sound twi... Read More →
avatar for Control

Control

Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. We specialize in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital.
avatar for EarthQuaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices

Do you like effects pedals? We do! Here at EarthQuaker Devices, we like pedals so much that we make them one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cuyahoga River pumps white-hot liquid magma into the steam engine that powers our great riff factory in the sky.Our PhilosophyWe believe that effects pedals should be simple and user-friendly, with lots of practical, useable, and musical sounds, but should also be a launchpad for sonic exploration and aural innovation. Most of all, they should always work correctly all of the time, which is why each and every single EarthQuaker Devices pedal is hand built, hand tested, and guaranteed for life! We use only the highest quality components, but if for some crazy reason your pedal does break, send it back to us and we will fix it for you!HistoryJamie Stillman's interest in electronics began the day his favorite overdrive broke. After seeing how simple the pedal was on the inside, Jamie thought to himself... Read More →
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Dreadbox

Dreadbox is a company based in Athens, Greece that makes analog effect pedals and analog synthesizers. Their products include Sonic Bits, Square Tides, Disorder, Spacemen2, Cocktail, Kappa, Lamda, Taff, The Murmux Initiate, The Murmux Semi-modular, and The Murmux Pedalsynth.
avatar for Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics is a UK-headquartered designer and manufacturer of electronic musical instruments. Based in Bristol, the company employs a team of eight engineers in the design of its synthesisers. Modal Electronics instruments bring cutting-edge technology and user interface f... Read More →
avatar for Steady State Fate

Steady State Fate

Steady State: an unvarying condition in a physical process.Fate: an inevitable outcome or event.With a focus on modern analog electronics, SSF is dedicated to producing original, high quality modules in the eurorack modular synthesizer format. Our concepts are realized through pr... Read More →
avatar for Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments develops innovative hardware and software technologies that allow musicians to interface with computers in exciting new ways. Based in Berkeley, California, KMI’s products provide today’s musician with the tools needed to bring new dimensions of express... Read More →
avatar for Kitsch-Bent

Kitsch-Bent

Since 2006, Kitsch-Bent has striven for a closer symbiosis between the musical synthesizer and video game console communities. Born in a search for a cheaper VCO option in his personal modular synth rig, Kitsch-Bent stumbled into the world of chipmusic; the creation of music via... Read More →
avatar for Landscape

Landscape

Landscape is a Brooklyn, NY based designer creating standalone electronic instruments utilizing obsolete technology.
avatar for Moon Modular

Moon Modular

The ”LUNAR EXPERIENCE“ group of musicians & engineers is developing modules for analog modular synthesizers under the brand name "Moon Modular" following the MU (Moog Unit) standard . Main objective is being ease of use, especially in live performance situations, on stage and in... Read More →
avatar for Make Noise

Make Noise

What started as a re-visioning of jettisoned music technology has grown into a crew of folks working together in Asheville, NC, to design and build some pretty strange, but thoughtful modular synthesizers. We see our instruments as a collaboration with musicians who create once i... Read More →
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Sensel

Sensel
The Sensel Morph is an all-in-one, multi-touch and pressure sensitive input device. The Morph can be used by musicians as a lightweight and portable drum pad, keyboard, DJ controller, and more and is compatible with all midi programs.
avatar for STG Soundlabs

STG Soundlabs

Maker of the world's most musical synthesiser modules in both Moog and Eurorack format, STG Soundlabs has been slinging product and authoring content from the small midwestern hamlet of Chillicothe, Illinois since 2005.
avatar for Sunhouse

Sunhouse

Sunhouse is a new kind of music tech company founded by three Chicano siblings from Los Angeles: a team of musicians, engineers and designers creating high-tech systems that enable new forms of musical creativity. Sunhouse technology is created with the vision of building systems with musical intelligence; systems that are smart enough to listen to and respond to a... Read More →
avatar for Sythrotek

Sythrotek

Details coming soon..
avatar for ThinkingHz

ThinkingHz

An indie record label for handmade soundtoys and diy instruments, ThinkingHZ is a collective of NYC-based electronic music artists, building and selling the objects of their dreams. The collective's contributing creators are Johann Diedrick, Mark Kleback (founder), Michelle Corte... Read More →
avatar for Erogenous Tones

Erogenous Tones

Erogenous Tones is an audio hardware and software company founded by Rick Burnett in 2015 to pursue his passions as an electrical engineer and musician. After being introduced to the eurorack modular synth format at Moogfest 2012, his interest was drawn towards participation in t... Read More →
avatar for Copper Traces

Copper Traces

Copper Traces is a new manufacturer of Eurorack synthesizer modules. Our first module, Seek, is a 64 step CV/gate sequencer in 12hp. It was designed to bring the simplicity and hands-on playability of analog designs to a compact and versatile digital sequencer. We are excited to... Read More →
avatar for Control Voltage

Control Voltage

Control Voltage is a specialized music instrument shop focused on electronic instruments, who’s main thing is new modular, analog and digital synthesizers but also sell vintage and used gear to Portland, Oregon's community of electronic musicians as well as online to the world. They also stock a bunch of MIDI controllers, drum machines, accessories, cables and kits for those who want to build their own stuff, music, media, accessories and a carefully curated selection of handmade oddities. CV holds free workshops on new gear, music production, basic synthesis and advanced techniques... Read More →
avatar for Zorx

Zorx

ZORX is a maker of the things you want.


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Moog Pop-up Factory
Moog Music temporarily moves its production to The Moog Pop Up Factory at Moogfest where the company will live build a new limited edition synthesizer.  Beyond manufacturing, the space is an immersive music tech playground where the minds at Moog create one-of-a-kind interactive experiences all technology fans can be inspired by.

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

Talent
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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 →

Partners
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Guitar Center

Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 260 stores across the U.S. 2014 marks the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Brand as we continue to help people make music from coast to coast. In addition, the Music... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Power Plant Boiler Room 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Shinola Audio at the Moog Pop-Up Factory
Come check out Shinola’s first audio product, The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast. Featuring a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.  

Also on display will be Shinola's bookshelf speakers. Handcrafted from the ground up by Alex Rosson and our Shinola Audio team, our sleek and active bookshelf speakers are the perfect pairing optimized for our Runwell Turntable. With only three cables to plug in, set up is simple and designed to seamlessly complement your home system. The active Bookshelf speakers were crafted, innovated, and technologically mastered by the Shinola Audio team to achieve the superb imaging, powerful lows, warm mids and articulate highs. The pure sound fills any room with our detailed Shinola Audio sound signature.


Partners
avatar for Shinola

Shinola

In 2012 we set out to build the first watch factory in Detroit and to create jobs by doing so. Today we achieved that goal and have since opened a leather factory, employing over 200 individuals in manufacturing through that effort. To further our mission, we embarked on a journey into the... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Power Plant Boiler Room 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

11:00am

The Sounds of Commerce
Bronto Software knows how to manage data. Lots of it. Every day, consumers receive personalized messages that the world’s top Internet retailers create, schedule and automatically deliver using Bronto’s cloud-based commerce marketing automation. This Moogfest display transforms into sight and sound the billions of data points – such as messages sent and opened, clicks and online purchases – that Bronto’s technology generates and tracks for commerce marketers. The sheer scale of the data is incomprehensible, so a cross-disciplinary team of Bronto engineers and artists have designed a way to make it relatable. The result is an interactive installation of commerce data, transformed and mapped using sonic and visual parameters.

Partners
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Bronto

Bronto Software provides sophisticated yet easy-to-use commerce marketing automation to mid-market and enterprise organizations worldwide. Find out more: http://bronto.com/



Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 7:00pm
American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Journey in Turiya
Journey in Turiya is an installation and an homage to Alice Coltrane — the genre-busting harpist, pianist, composer and synth pioneer who was also a spiritual seeker, swamini and founder of an ashram in California. A meditation on the possibility of transcendence through aesthetic experience, this project creates a contemplative yet intense space incorporating elemental light, color and continuous sound. The installation conjures Coltrane as a guru whose musical contributions illuminate a timely, relevant unity of creative and spiritual practice.

Talent
avatar for Lincoln Hancock

Lincoln Hancock

Artist | Designer | Musician
Lincoln Hancock (American, b. 1976) is a Raleigh-based artist, designer and musician whose paintings and projects propose art as a vehicle for transformative experience. His work has been exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
Upstairs at Loaf 111 W. Parish St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Lily Dale Virtual Reality
FLATSITTER proudly presents, "Lily Dale," a gorgeous and immersive VR exploration of a small utopian community in Western New York that claims to be able to commune with the dead. Come experience this entirely original creation in The Dream Wanderer, a transit shuttle that has been converted into a mobile gallery for original avant-garde virtual reality experiences.

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
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Flatsitter

FLATSITTER is an interdisciplinary collaborative that incorporates video, film, software programming, performance and installation. The artistic works nurture a perception of society, community and environment as interlocking parts of a creative experience and are exhibited in an array of formats, such as ephemeral web collections, live performances, site-specific installations, short films, and live virtual reality experiences.Flatsitter is the first-ever artist to receive an individual artist grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for a virtual reality project, and was one of three artists from New York selected for a New York / Quebec residency exchange.Flatsitter has presented at the 2016 Moogfest; 2016 Satellite Art Show at Art Basel Miami Beach; the 2015 and 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, MI); the 2016 Casper Sleep Symposium in NYC; “The Sound Behind You II” at CR10 in Hudson, NY; In the Soil Festival (St. Catharines, Ontario); Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY); Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY); Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo, NY); and Grave:point Studios at Silent Barn (NYC). Flatsitter received a New York State Council on the Arts Finishing Funds award distributed by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to complete In Between Spaces, a public art project that exhibits utopian video works in unexpected spaces. In 2014 & 2015, Flatsitter held consecutive residencies at the Institute for Electronic Arts (Alfred University, NY) and Signal Culture (Owego, NY). | Kyle Marler is the Artistic Director of Flatsitter (FKA... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

12:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

12:00pm

Oskar Blues Bar at Modular Marketplace
We're excited to partner with Oskar Blues during Moogfest this year.  Come try some of their incredible, North Carolina-brewed beers for only $5!  We'll be serving Dale's Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues IPA, Pinner Session IPA, and Priscilla Wit.

Partners
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Oskar Blues

THE ORIGINAL CRAFT BREW IN A CAN. In 2002, our funky little Colorado grown brew-pub started stuffing our huge, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale in a can (Dale's Pale Ale). That not only began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, but has grown to add a brewery to the hills of Pi... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

1:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

2:00pm

Modular Synthesizers for Live Performance
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

During this hour-long workshop and conversation with Russell E.L. Butler, participants will explore the benefits of modular synthesizers for live performance. Russell will present workshop attendees with their live setup, as well as a modular synthesizer provided by the S1 Synth Library. Russell will discuss their background with modular synthesizers and their process as a live performance and recording artist. Russell will walk through their process with a live demo followed by a group patching session on the modular synthesizers.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Talent
avatar for Russell E.L. Butler

Russell E.L. Butler

Russell Butler is an experimental artist and DJ based in Oakland, California. Originally from Bermuda, Russell has developed a process of improvisation that draws from a rich cultural of history rooted in their island and the black, queer diaspora.For the past few years they have... Read More →

Program Partners
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S1 Synth Library

S1, an artist-run non-profit, is home to the Synth Library, a publicly-accessible resource in Portland, Oregon. Since spring 2016, the Synth Library has hosted regular workshops and open library hours to educate and empower new people and communities to engage with modular synthe... Read More →


2:00pm

Synthesis of Abstract Visuals Using Lasers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop will focus on the use of laser projectors for generating abstract visuals using Maxwell, a Laser Synthesizer / Lissajous curve generator application developed by Johnny Turpin. The workshop will include discussions on the challenges and limitations of laser output, different approaches for abstract generation, and several hands-on workstations where participants will be able to twiddle some knobs and enjoy the immediate results of beautiful geometric images drawn by lasers.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Johnny Turpin

Johnny Turpin

Polymorphic Ranch
Johnny Turpin is a multidimensional engineer, tinkerer, musician and visual artist currently residing in his home state of North Carolina. After graduating from NCSU’s college of engineering, he decided to explore life in Silicon Valley, working as a hardware engineer at Apple... Read More →


2:30pm

New Instruments, Interfaces and Robotic Musicians
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about new musical instruments, interfaces for musical expression, and robotic musicians designed and developed at Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT). We will also present selected instruments from the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition hosted by GTCMT.
Last year, Gil Weinberg wowed crowds with a marimba-playing robot and a cyborg jazz band. This year, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology returns with an elevated program of intimate seminars and workshops led by graduate students and professors. 

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Dr. Timothy Hsu

Dr. Timothy Hsu

Dr. Timothy Hsu is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Georgia Tech School of Music and Center for Music Technology. Dr. Hsu received a double Bachelor in Music in Piano Performance and Recording Arts and a Master of Arts in Acoustics at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopki... Read More →
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Mike Winters

R. Michael Winters is a pianist and Ph.D. student at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT). Beginning research in high-energy particle physics, his interest in data sonification led him to the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. His work at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Lab (IDMIL) explored the application of sonification as a tool for music research, targeting data in musical emotion, expressive gesture, and symbolic music. While pursuing his... Read More →

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Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, design, and liberal arts. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by professors Gil... Read More →


2:30pm

Building Your Own Synthesizer... for fun (if not for profit)
Have you ever wanted to build your own synthesiser? You can -- and there has never been a better time to do it. Join Moog engineer Michael Ashton as he tells you all about "rolling your own", and about his own adventures from the days when he had no money, little knowledge, and lots of ideas and desire. You'll learn about how to get started, from concept to circuit board to front panels. You don't need an engineering degree -- just enthusiasm and sleeves that roll up

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 →
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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 l... Read More →

Talent
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Michael Ashton

Michael Ashton is a senior firmware developer and system architect at Moog Music Inc. Having worked in the musical instrument industry since 2007, he’s been responsible for various implementations of firmware, hardware, and DSP technologies in numerous musical devices. He holds... 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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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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

3:00pm

In Conversation with Elysia Crampton
Join journalist Brandon Stosuy for a conversation with the experimental electronic musician Elysia Crampton about her complex process, and the themes and politics in her work. Stosuy joins us from The Creative Independent, a resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people that publishes one interview with a working artist each weekday; this discussion will be published on the TCI site.

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Elysia Crampton

Elysia Crampton is a Bolivian-American musician, writer, and abolitionist. She began making music under the moniker E+E (“Y-[and]-Y” -spanish for “And & And”), collaborating for years with like-minded friends from around the world such as Chino Amobi, Dj Why Be, and Lexxi... Read More →
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Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy is Editor in Chief at The Creative Independent and a Music Curator for the Broad Museum in L.A. He was formerly Director of Editorial Operations at Pitchfork. He co-curates the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, N.Y. and the ongoing Tinnitus music serie... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Protest Sign-Making
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hand­written signs are personal, compelling inter­faces between people and the city. A sign can also be a device for inter­vening into public space, or a tool for intro­ducing counter-narra­tives to the main­stream media. If we consider protest signs as a poetic medium for social engage­ment, a sign making workshop is a space to develop your message by learning from people whose views and prior­i­ties may differ.

In this workshop we will reflect on protest signage we’ve seen recently, and talk about different ways to create a simple and compelling message by asking the following: 
How do we make signs that start a dialogue instead of shouting messages in one direction? 
What are effec­tive strate­gies for commu­ni­cating complex messages and emotions concisely? 
Where does public demon­stra­tion have value as a polit­ical and perfor­ma­tive act? 
How can we bring artistic practice closer to activist praxis? 

Together we will go, step-by-step, through concep­tu­al­iza­tion, sketching, layout, and execu­tion, following the design process with a group discus­sion. Hands-on activ­i­ties will help you create personal protest signs that give voice to your thoughts and body to your message. 


 
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Taeyoon Choi

Co-Founder, School for Poetic Computation
Taeyoon Choi is an artist and educator based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and storytelling that often leads to interventions in public spaces. He has published books about urbanism and is currently working on a book of drawi... Read More →

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NEW INC

NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. It occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and presentation space, and each year selects an outstanding interdisciplinary community of one hundred members who are investigating new ideas and developing sustainable practices. NEW INC is a creative ecosystem that aims to foster cultural value, not just capital value. The program brings together boundary-pushing professionals who are inventing new forms and pursuing new models in fields as varied as music, interactive art, fashion, gaming, architecture, film, performing arts, product design, and web development, among... Read More →


3:00pm

No Permission Needed: CREATE
Creativity is something we are all born with. And yet, if one does not exercise their creativity, the ability can seem lost. In this all-ages workshop, we introduce basic principles of multitracking and allow participants to create real-time music. You can just CREATE, no permission needed. Keep that creativity flowing. All the music created in this workshop will be available on Soundcloud the week after the festival.

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Senator Jaiz

I am Eban Crawford, I create my music and conduct musical workshops as Senator Jaiz, I also run the label Reaching for Lucidity. In addition, I work with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to create soundtracks, soundscapes, event audio, as well as developing audio bas... Read More →


3:00pm

Durational Sound Installation: Moor Mother
You may also watch this session live for FREE at moogfest.com

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Moor Mother

Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a national and international touring musician and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, Claudia Rankine, and Bell Hooks and opening on tour for Screaming Females. A soundscape a... Read More →


3:00pm

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group B1) (Engineer Pass)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer. The hands-on workshop is conducted in two, four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 


** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event.

Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

SuperCollider
SuperCollder (SC) is an open source audio synthesis scripting language used for real time signal processing and performance. In this installation, SC models the biological process by which fireflies synchronize their flashes. Come see how SuperCollider (SC), an Arduino, and scrap metal are assembled into an audio installation driven by algorithmic performance and live signal processing.

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 l... Read More →

Talent
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Scott Lindroth

Scott Lindroth has been on the music faculty at Duke since 1990. His music has been performed world-wide by major orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Netherlands Wind En... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - Friday May 19, 2017 2:00am
Carolina Theatre, Foyer 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

3:15pm

Music, Machines, and Meaning
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 l... Read More →
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Transhumanism

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. Toda... Read More →

Talent
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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 th... Read More →

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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
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

The Future is Now | Hypnotic Journeying for Consciousness Awakening
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this workshop, attendees will explore the synthesis of entrepreneurship, art, healing, and consciousness awakening. Elizabeth Traina will share her sacred geometry artwork, including paintings and public murals, offer personal development tools and facilitate a guided hypnotic journey for inner exploration. Hypnotic journey work is a safe, ancient, shamanistic way of utilizing the the power of the subconscious-mind to naturally and easily obtain expanded states of awareness. The theme of our exploration will be sovereignty-free-will-activation for personal and collective transformation.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

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Elizabeth Traina

Elizabeth Traina
Elizabeth Traina is a working artist, award winning muralist, lightworker and workshop facilitator. Elizabeth works with individuals, groups and spaces offering her gifts motivated by guiding principals that enable consciousness awakening and sovereign activation. From early on... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

Moog Mandala: Music, Motion, Meditation
IO Workshop & Mélong Ling presents The Moog Mandala. The word "mandala" is a Sanskrit word meaning universal harmony. This family fun workshop will engage participants in light warm-up stretches, meditation and partner poses. Kids and grown-up kids will create unique Moog Mandala art pieces, using cutout waveforms and shapes. 

Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for middle school and older students. A festival ticket is not required to attend.
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 


Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

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Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

Joseph is a certified Yantra Yoga teacher, producer, award-winning multimedia artist. He is also the Executive Director of IO Workshop - Mélong Ling, a non-profit organization with a mission to educate, cultivate creativity and rediscover clarity through yoga, art and science. J... Read More →
avatar for Valencia S. Wood, CYT

Valencia S. Wood, CYT

Valencia is a certified Yantra Yoga teacher and a student of internationally-renowned Fabio Andrico, Chogyal Namkai Norbu’s foremost student. She deems herself as a world citizen with the belief that true and committed learning about cultures — outside of her own — lends to... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Living Arts Collective 410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

Complimentary Bulleit Tasting at the Bulliet Woody
Come learn about Bulleit Bourbon and enjoy a complimentary sampling of bourbon before the music kicks off at Motorco!

All complimentary samples are for those who are 21+ only.  A valid state issues ID or passport is required.

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Bulleit Bourbon

To this day, Bulleit™ Bourbon is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon's character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone. Our aging philosophy is simple: we wait until our bourbon is ready. As Bulleit enthusiasts know, rye has always been our cornerstone. In this tradition, we're proud to present... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

4:15pm

Instrument Design: From Analog to Digital and Back
Dave Rossum, co-founder of E-mu Systems and the inventor of instruments and technologies that have advanced the state of the art of electronic musical instrument design for over 47 years, recounts some of the key events, motivations and inspirations encountered on his creative journey from analog synthesizers, to sampling and DSP, and now–full circle–back to modular synthesis.

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 →

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Dave Rossum

Chief Wizard, Rossum Electro-Music
Rossum Electro-Music creates uniquely powerful tools for electronic music production. Driven by the creative and technological vision of electronic music pioneer Dave Rossum, Rossum Electro-Music is the culmination of Dave’s 45 years of designing industry-defining instruments a... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

VIP Engineer Tour of SSL Recording Truck (Group A)
Come have a drink and tour the Solid State Logic mobile recording studio at Motorco Park. Please arrive at The Pit no later than 4:30pm.  FOR VIP ENGINEER GROUP A ONLY.

The SSL Studio truck will feature real-time mixing of the Live performances during Moogfest using the award winning AWS 948 Delta console (featuring the newly upgraded SSL Delta-Control hybrid automation system) A Dante network will be used to route audio from the DAW computer to SSL Alpha-Link AD/DA converters via a Network I/O MADI-Bridge. From there the 48 channels of analog outs will be mixed using the AWS 948’s SuperAnalogue technology with additional processing from the X-Rack modular outboards equipment.



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Solid State Logic

From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals. With more... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Pit 321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

DJ 101 for Women & Gender Non-Conformers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop, specifically for women and genderqueer community members, will teach the basics of DJing. Attendees will learn about turntablism, beatmatching, set composition, and the art of reading a crowd. This will be a hands-on workshop, encouraging attendees to hop on turntables and CDJs to mix tracks together.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


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PlayPlay

PlayPlay is the DJ/producer alias of Jess Dilday, music scholar & current lecturer for the UNC-based class, "The Art and Culture of the DJ." As a scholar, PlayPlay is especially interested in DJ'ing as it relates to location, activism, & nostalgia. They have presented at past mus... Read More →


4:30pm

Musical Pencil Synth Make-and-Take
This workshop will reveal the electric DNA of the modular synth genome. Learn to breadboard a square wave oscillator from a single integrated circuit and then play your instrument by waving your hand over an electronic eye, or by drawing the sound with a musical pencil. Each attendee will walk out the door with a new synth in a brown paper bag. No prior electronics experience required.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for middle school and older students. A festival ticket is not required to attend.
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

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 →
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →
avatar for Hacking Systems

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 l... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman has led workshops in electronics and creative coding at NC State and UNC on topics ranging from basic electronics and Arduino programming to Fast Fourier Analysis and the Internet of Things. He developed and led the Musical Circuits series as Maker-in-Residence at UN... Read More →


4:30pm

The Utopia Challenge
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

How long does it take to build utopia? Together as a group, we will find out. In this workshop, we will try to build a simulated utopia that all participants are happy with. We will introduce concepts in systems thinking, computer simulations, and participatory design. Participants will learn how to represent real world interconnections and dynamics with numbers and algorithms. Design the world, and see how it evolves according to the group’s decisions. This simulation of consensus and community building requires no prior coding experience.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Program Themes
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Sci-Fi Wishes and Utopian Dreams

"Science Fiction" has long been a way for artists to explore unknown futures. Authors, musicians, philosophers and filmmakers use scientific discovery and technical insight as the springboard to create entertaining and provocative works, while the engineers and researchers of tod... Read More →

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Public Science Agency

Public Science Agency (PSA) is a research lab and creative consultancy co-founded by Fei Liu and Francis Tseng. Together, they explore the possibilities of games and simulations as tools for illustrating how society uses technology, and how technology informs social behavior.

Program Partners
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NEW INC

NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. It occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and presentation space, and each year selects an outstanding interdisciplinary community of one hundred members who are investigating new ideas and developing sustainable practices. NEW INC is a creative ecosystem that aims to foster cultural value, not just capital value. The program brings together boundary-pushing professionals who are inventing new forms and pursuing new models in fields as varied as music, interactive art, fashion, gaming, architecture, film, performing arts, product design, and web development, among... Read More →


4:45pm

Brain-Machine Interfaces: From Basic Science to Neurological Rehabilitation
Join this discussion about state-of-the-art research on brain-machine interfaces, which make it possible for the brains of primates to interact directly and in a bi-directional way with mechanical, computational and virtual devices.
Miguel A. L. Nicolelis, MD, PhD, will review a series of recent experiments using real-time computational models to investigate how ensembles of neurons encode motor information. These experiments have revealed that brain-machine interfaces can be used not only to study fundamental aspects of neural ensemble physiology, but they can also serve as an experimental paradigm aimed at testing the design of novel neuroprosthetic devices.

He will explore research that raises the hypothesis that the properties of a robot arm, or other neurally controlled tools, can be assimilated by brain representations as if they were extensions of the subject's own body.

Program Themes
avatar for Transhumanism

Transhumanism

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. Toda... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Miguel Nicolelis

Miguel Nicolelis

Dr. Miguel A. Nicolelis, Duke School of Medicine Professor in NeuroscienceDepts. of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology and Neuroscience, and Orthopaedic Surgery, Co-Director, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., is the Duke Sch... Read More →

Program Partners
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Duke University

Duke University is an American private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by professors Mark Kruse, Bill Seaman, John Supko, Charlie Gerbach, Miguel Nicolelis, Scott Lindroth, and Katherine Hayles.


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

4:45pm

In Conversation with Talib Kweli
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Talib Kweli

The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years.“I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

VIP Exclusive at The Pit
Live the high life on the roof of The Pit. This laid-back, barbecue haunt provides the perfect perch to view all of Motorco Park all evening long. Enjoy free southern snacks from 5-6pm, Thursday-Saturday.

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Pit 321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

Loops + Beats
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ringgo Ancheta creates compositions of Loops, Beats, and Melody on the fly while discussing his diverse palette of influence musically and philosophically.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

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MNDSGN

Mndsgn (born Ringgo Ancheta) grew up in south New Jersey, raised with Gospel music at church, and B-Boy culture at home. Experimenting with beat-making, he befriended fellow producer Knxwledge and the two formed the influential Klipmode collective (along with Devonwho and Suzi An... Read More →

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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music generically ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. | | Leaving Records i... Read More →


5:00pm

Gotye Presents a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey
Jean-Jacques Perrey (1929-2016) was an alternative pop visionary, a pioneer of rhythmic tape editing techniques, and a virtuoso of the rare French electronic musical instrument, the Ondioline. Gotye, a long-time Perrey fan and a budding Ondiolinist, has assembled the Ondioline Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to reviving the spirit of this rare and unusually expressive early synthesizer. The ensemble features thereminist/keyboardist Rob Schwimmer, vintage synth specialist and ex-Psychedelic Furs member Joe McGinty, as well as members of acclaimed alternative band Zammuto. Perrey’s best-known songs will be celebrated alongside ultra rare pieces co-written with Angelo Badalamenti and Billy Goldenberg in an eclectic set juxtaposing Perrey’s joyful and boisterous pop with more reflective work spanning three decades of his career. Ondioline Orchestra performs all sounds live, including Perrey’s signature sample sounds, classic Moog patches, and a rich variety of Ondioline timbres on fully-restored original instruments. This show is a rare opportunity for fans of early electronic pop music to celebrate this influential producer/performer’s wonderfully inventive studio work in a live environment.

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

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Gotye

Gotye presents a tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey | Jean-Jacques Perrey (1929-2016) was an alternative pop visionary, a pioneer of rhythmic tape editing techniques, and a virtuoso of the rare French electronic musical instrument, the Ondioline. | Gotye, a long-time Perrey fan and... Read More →


5:00pm

Moogfest 2017 VIP Opening Party
Join us for complementary drinks and a DJ set by 808 State.
Open to Engineer and VIP Pass holders, and Artists.

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

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808 State

The story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. As the NME observed “808 State revolutionised a whole genre of music in the late-80s, inspiring Underworld, Orbital and the Chemical Brothers in the pro... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

5:15pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

5:45pm

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

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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Pie Face Girls

Reared in the basements and houses of the Raleigh punk scene, Pie Face Girls are a self-taught, self-actualized trio who make a habit of disrupting conventions. Influenced by the grinding distortion of L7 and the Melvins and the DIY showmanship of Bikini Kill and the Germs, Pie F... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

5:45pm

Generation Z: A New Era of Creativity
Everyone is trying to predict the future, but the youth of today are simply creating their own. "Generation Z" (Post-Millennials) is a demographic description for those born since the mid-1990s... after Internet ubiquity. Who are these digital natives? What motivates this generation? Where can we find their influence and how is this reshaping the future that we will all share?

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The Future of Creativity

World-renowned futurists, philosophers and visionary artists tackle the big questions with daily keynote presentations: What will creative work look like, and sound like, in twenty, fifty, and one-hundred years from now? How will art be made and how will it be consumed? What will... Read More →

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Armida Ascano

Armida is the VP of Insight at Trend Hunter, using the world's #1 trend-spotting platform to find connections in unexpected places, helping their partners find better ideas, faster. She runs workshops and trend sessions with companies such as Red Bull, Panasonic, Chicago Tribune... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 5:45pm - 7:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

6:00pm

VIP Exclusive at Arcana
Arcana is a New Orleans-meets-Prague intimate underground tarot bar.

The first 75 VIPs to stop by will receive a free drink ticket good for a variety of New Belgium beers or red/white wine. Latin beats provided by Mamis and Papis who will be raising funds for regional group, Southerners on New Ground that supports queer/poc/immigrant groups in the South.

Thursday May 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Arcana Bar and Lounge 331 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

6:00pm

Creative Magic: Musical Technology and Ritual in 21st-Century Shamanic Practice
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.

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

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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... 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 fa... 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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

6:30pm

'Syrinx' and 'Count' Screening

John Mills-Cockell introduces the regional premiere of both Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty's documentaries on Syrinx and Jason Evans' short film, 'Count' inspired by the music of Tumblers From The Vault.

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Syrinx

co-presented by RVNG | | The two instrumental albums that Syrinx issued in the early 1970s sound little like the psychedelic music prevailing Toronto’s rock venues at the time, and are even further removed from the electronic tape experimentations spooled by a younger John Mil... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

6:30pm

Gotye Presents a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey: Masterclass
Join Wally De Backer (aka Gotye), members of his Ondioline Orchestra ensemble, and Ondioline restoration specialist Stephen Masucci in a conversation about the career of French electronic music producer Jean-Jacques Perrey (1929–2016). Learn about Perrey's pioneering tape-edit sampling techniques, early modular Moog work, his virtuosic explorations of the Ondioline, as well as the life and work of the Ondioline's inventor, Georges Jenny. A casual conversation and audience Q & A will take place on-stage, in a circle, surrounding a variety of restored Ondiolines and artifacts from Perrey and Jenny's archives.

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

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Gotye

Gotye presents a tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey | Jean-Jacques Perrey (1929-2016) was an alternative pop visionary, a pioneer of rhythmic tape editing techniques, and a virtuoso of the rare French electronic musical instrument, the Ondioline. | Gotye, a long-time Perrey fan and... Read More →


6:45pm

Mykki Blanco
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Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Mykki Blanco

A fearless artist at his challenging yet melodic best, Mykki Blanco releases his debut album “Mykki" (produced by Woodkid and Jermiah Meece) on 16th September on Dogfood Music Group / !K7. Mykki Blanco has metamorphosed many times. The multi-faceted star was a child actor who founded a performance art collective as a teen, ran away from home, and won scholarships to two prestigious art colleges, quitting both as he realised that “the art world is just one big scam for rich people” - an idea touched upon in album track... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

7:00pm

Jeremy Dance
Michael Stipe presents a never-before-seen installation at Moogfest 2017. Featuring a compilation of video footage he shot in New York City of artist Jeremy Ayers, that explores desire and movement. Using Moog gear, Stipe has scored the piece, marking his first solo composition ever.

The installation will be on view in front of the American Underground building on West Main Street throughout the festival.

Moogfest pass holders can experience the installation from inside the American Underground Storefront during the following hours: 

- Thursday May 18th: 7PM - Midnight
- Friday May 19th: 6PM - Midnight
- Saturday May 20th: 6PM - Midnight
- Sunday May 21st: Noon - 6PM


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

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Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe, American, born 1960, is an artist, producer and singer/songwriter. He fronted the band R.E.M. for 31 years, selling over 100 million records and touring the world. As film producer he made over 25 feature films, including Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich and Todd... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 7:00pm - Friday May 19, 2017 12:00am
American Underground Storefront 201 W. Main St., Suite 101 Durham, NC 27701

7:30pm

Russell E.L. Butler
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Russell E.L. Butler

Russell Butler is an experimental artist and DJ based in Oakland, California. Originally from Bermuda, Russell has developed a process of improvisation that draws from a rich cultural of history rooted in their island and the black, queer diaspora.For the past few years they have... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

8:15pm

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

Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Omar Souleyman

Omar Souleyman (Syria) An unexpected preacher of love. It's a strange world we live in. Who could’ve foreseen that a wedding singer from Ras al Ayn, Syria with over 500 albums under his belt would become a cult hero among club connoisseurs? But there is an undeniable bond betwe... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:15pm - 9:05pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

8:30pm

S U R V I V E
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S U R V I V E

...playing music from their score to Stranger Things Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein are members of the American synth band S U R V I V E and authors of the soundtrack to Netflix’s hit series "Stranger Things". Just as its story goes deep referencing the classics of VHS era science... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

8:30pm

Lonnie Holley
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Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
The Bullpen 135 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

8:50pm

Elysia Crampton
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Elysia Crampton

Elysia Crampton is a Bolivian-American musician, writer, and abolitionist. She began making music under the moniker E+E (“Y-[and]-Y” -spanish for “And & And”), collaborating for years with like-minded friends from around the world such as Chino Amobi, Dj Why Be, and Lexxi... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:50pm - 9:50pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

9:00pm

MNDSGN
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MNDSGN

Mndsgn (born Ringgo Ancheta) grew up in south New Jersey, raised with Gospel music at church, and B-Boy culture at home. Experimenting with beat-making, he befriended fellow producer Knxwledge and the two formed the influential Klipmode collective (along with Devonwho and Suzi An... Read More →

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music generically ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. | | Leaving Records i... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

9:35pm

Talib Kweli
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Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Talib Kweli

The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years.“I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:35pm - 10:35pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

Live Score 'Visitations'
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Jon Gibson

Jon Gibson (b.1940) is an American minimalist composer and musician based in New York City. As a founding member, Gibson has been performing in the Philip Glass Ensemble for the past 45 years. Along with his work with Glass, Gibson has performed on many of the early Arthur Russel... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

808 State
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808 State

The story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. As the NME observed “808 State revolutionised a whole genre of music in the late-80s, inspiring Underworld, Orbital and the Chemical Brothers in the pro... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:15pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

VIP Bulleit (and Beer) Bar at The Armory
Located on the SECOND FLOOR of the Armory, come enjoy a specialty VIP bar with Bulliet cocktails and select Oskar Blues brews for purchase.

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Oskar Blues

THE ORIGINAL CRAFT BREW IN A CAN. In 2002, our funky little Colorado grown brew-pub started stuffing our huge, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale in a can (Dale's Pale Ale). That not only began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, but has grown to add a brewery to the hills of Pi... Read More →
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Bulleit Bourbon

To this day, Bulleit™ Bourbon is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon's character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone. Our aging philosophy is simple: we wait until our bourbon is ready. As Bulleit enthusiasts know, rye has always been our cornerstone. In this tradition, we're proud to present... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00pm - Friday May 19, 2017 1:00am
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

10:10pm

JDH & DAVE P
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JDH & Dave P

JDH and Dave P, hailing from New York and Philadelphia respectively, are the duo behind the FIXED parties, which have been running for over eleven years. The duo have toured numerous times with Simian Mobile Disco and Soulwax and have played Coachella, PS1, Camp Bisco, FYF Fest... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:10pm - 11:10pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

10:30pm

Deantoni Parks
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Deantoni Parks

Parks is one of the finest drummers working today, displaying a sleek and intuitive balance between raw rhythmic physicality and machine-like precision. He can play on one hand what many great drummers could not achieve with two – which he does frequently. His skills have seen... Read More →

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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music generically ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. | | Leaving Records i... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

10:45pm

Bearcat
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Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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BEARCAT

BEARCAT is a London born, Brooklyn based artist. Internationally known for her various skill set’s as a DJ/Producer, Audio Engineer and Pro MUA, BEARCAT began touring with various artist’s in 2005 providing backing vocals and creative direction for live festivals such as Afro... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:45pm - Friday May 19, 2017 12:00am
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Avalon Emerson
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Avalon Emerson

Avalon Emerson is from the desert. While she currently lives in Berlin, the music she produces comes from the dreamlike expanse and abstract textures of the Sonoran landscapes of Arizona. Her journey has taken her from that sunbaked state to the contemporary dance music mecca via... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:30pm - Friday May 19, 2017 1:30am
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Lena Willikens

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Lena Willikens

Nothing trains a DJ more than a long lasting residency. A truism that the Cologne based musician and DJ Lena Willikens always proves when she spins her vinyl. Since more then five years, she has been in charge of long and sweaty Friday night parties at Düsseldorf’s free-spirit... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:30pm - Friday May 19, 2017 1:30am
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

11:59pm

Jana Hunter (DJ set)
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Jana Hunter

Figurehead, Lower Dens
Jana Hunter lives and makes music in Baltimore, MD. Their band, Lower Dens, has released three albums and is currently at work on a fourth. Hunter writes, performs, and produces for the group, and occasionally does production, mixing or remixes of the work of other artists.


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:59pm - Friday May 19, 2017 2:00am
Surf Club 703 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

12:00am

'Maya Deren: Prelude to Generating a Dream Palette'
Laurie Speigel's 2016 score to Peter Schmideg's experimental animated film "Maya Deren: Prelude to Generating a Dream Palette" screens nightly as part of the Prelude to Sleep series.

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Laurie Spiegel (Score)

Composer Laurie Spiegel's music draws on her classical training, pre-classical lute and folk banjo roots, but she is also a computer programmer, software designer and visual and video artist and often-published theorist. She is known worldwide for her pioneering work with several... Read More →


12:00am

Peanut Butter Wolf + Sudan Archives
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Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives is a 22 year-old self-taught violinist/vocalist who writes, plays, and produces her own music. Originally from Cincinnati, she now lives in Los Angeles where she is working on her debut album for Stones Throw.
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Peanut Butter Wolf

“LA’s Best DJ”-Randall Roberts. LA Weekly Best of issue. 10-2-08 | | Chris Manak first started buying records in San Jose, CA in 1979 at age 9. It was mainly soul/funk 45s by artists like Cameo, the Gap Band, and Rick James. By the mid 80’s, he was DJing and making his o... Read More →

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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music generically ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. | | Leaving Records i... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

12:30am

Prelude to Sleep: RVNG Intl.
RVNG assembles eight new works for Peaceful Protest, a four cassette release produced in limited edition for Moogfest 2017 with proceeds to benefit the LGBTQ Center of Durham - www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org

APP contributions from Raica, Baltra, Zach Cooper, Kate NV, You're Me and more will be heard for the first time on loop throughout the night. 


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RVNG Intl.

RVNG Intl will participate in our inaugural Prelude to Sleep series at Moogfest 2017. These cosmic listening parties combine playback of ambient recordings with projected visuals for audiences to wind down at the end of each night. The label will present a compilation of music fr... Read More →


12:30am

Sleep Concert: 8-Hour Dream Vision
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

An immersive all-night performance. Let sleep overtake you as gentle, ambient, celestial tones unfold over an eight-hour period with zither, and various instruments supporting rest, trance, extended yoga, SAVASANA... This will be Laraaji's first all-night performance: a durational feat meant to sustain hypnogogic states in sleeping audiences.

The event extends from middle of the night until the early morning. Please bring something to lie on and to make yourself comfortable (yoga mat, pillow, sleeping bag), and prepare to explore deep interior spaces in a rare communal setting.

** If you successfully register for this session, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this session but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

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

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

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Laraaji

Laraaji is a new age musician, composer, and laughter meditation workshop leader discovered by Brian Eno busking in Washington Square Park in New York city, 1980. Laraaji plays freestyle electric open tuned zither/harp, Ecstatic Rhythmic hammer percussion, free flow open hand eth... Read More →

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music generically ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. | | Leaving Records i... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:30am - 8:30am
21C Main Ballroom 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701
 
Friday, May 19
 

8:00am

VIP Exclusive at Cocoa Cinnamon
Kick your morning off right at Cocoa Cinnamon with a free regular coffee between 8-9am, Friday-Sunday.

Friday May 19, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Cocoa Cinnamon 420 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

9:00am

VIP Exclusive at Rise Biscuits and Donuts
Engineers and VIPs, get on down to Rise Biscuits and Donuts for a free chicken sandwich breakfast from 9AM-11AM. 

Partners
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Rise Biscuits and Donuts

Rise Biscuits Donuts is now open at 401 Foster Street in Downtown Durham! Find them right by the Durham Farmers’ Market. Not only are they serving up the best dang biscuits and donuts, they have daily lunch specials and a few other tricks up their sleeves. Come see them!


Friday May 19, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Rise Biscuits and Donuts 401 Foster St. Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

5U Modular: An Inside Look

Bob Moog introduced the world’s first voltage-controlled subtractive synthesizer in 1963 and soon after, his company pioneered the commercial production of this new class of instrument. Although the large-scale modular designs of the 60s and 70s were eventually overtaken by the accessibility and compact designs of hardwired synthesizers, the original full-form (5U) modular systems remain coveted for their unparalleled sonic flexibility. Join Rosser Douglas, Tim Johnston and Nathaniel Murphy of Moog Music Inc as they present a detailed discussion on the design, manufacturing, and functionality of a 5U Modular Synthesizer.


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
avatar for Rosser Douglas

Rosser Douglas

Rosser Douglas is an Engineering Technician at Moog Music Inc and has been with the company for 9 years. A graduate of the Music Technology program at UNC-Asheville, where Bob Moog taught as a Visiting Research Professor in the 80s, Rosser loves spending time with his wife and do... Read More →
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Tim Johnston

Tim Johnston works as a Support Engineer at Moog Music Inc. Working in the musical instrument industry for the past decade, Tim has spent the majority of his years playing and collecting analog synthesizers.
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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 →

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 →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

In Conversation with Dave Smith and Michael Calore
Synth design icon Dave Smith joins Michael Calore (Senior Editor at Wired) for a conversation about the history of synth design, industry, ideas, and futures. Dave’s innovative work throughout the years has given us tools that have shaped the advancement of modern music production and sound for over 45 years.

Talent
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Michael Calore

WIRED
Michael Calore manages the products coverage at WIRED in San Francisco. As a writer and editor, he produces not only reviews and recommendations, but also trend stories and opinion pieces about the consumer products industry. Michael is a musician, and therefore easily becomes he... Read More →
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Dave Smith

DSI is helmed by legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner Dave Smith, the original founder of Sequential Circuits in the mid-70s. Dave designed the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synth—and the first musical instrument with an embedded microp... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group C1) (Engineer Pass)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer. The hands-on workshop is conducted in two, four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 


** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event.

Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Modular Marketplace
Modular Marketplace: is a bazaar featuring the top designers of boutique music tech tools and their latest creations. A global community of manufacturers, designers, and tech enthusiasts are gathered in a creative and thoughtful environment made for the modern electronic musician and instrument design enthusiast.  

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

Partners
avatar for Universal Audio

Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., Universal Audio has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarded as the father of modern recording... Read More →
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Audulus

Audulus. A Modular Audio Processing App for iPad, iPhone, Mac, Linux, and Windows. Created by Developer Taylor Holliday. Promoted by Mark Boyd, Audulus Evangelist. With Audulus, you can build synthesizers from first principles, design new sounds, or process audio — all with real... Read More →
avatar for Voltage & Company

Voltage & Company

Details coming soon...
avatar for 4ms Company

4ms Company

4ms Company offers alternatives to traditional instruments with our poly-rhythmic clock modules that create evolving complex mathematical beat patterns, a resonator that can cast pop music into micro-tonal keys, a chaos generator that confounds attempts to make the same sound twi... Read More →
avatar for Control

Control

Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. We specialize in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital.
avatar for EarthQuaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices

Do you like effects pedals? We do! Here at EarthQuaker Devices, we like pedals so much that we make them one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cuyahoga River pumps white-hot liquid magma into the steam engine that powers our great riff factory in the sky.Our PhilosophyWe believe that effects pedals should be simple and user-friendly, with lots of practical, useable, and musical sounds, but should also be a launchpad for sonic exploration and aural innovation. Most of all, they should always work correctly all of the time, which is why each and every single EarthQuaker Devices pedal is hand built, hand tested, and guaranteed for life! We use only the highest quality components, but if for some crazy reason your pedal does break, send it back to us and we will fix it for you!HistoryJamie Stillman's interest in electronics began the day his favorite overdrive broke. After seeing how simple the pedal was on the inside, Jamie thought to himself... Read More →
avatar for Dreadbox

Dreadbox

Dreadbox is a company based in Athens, Greece that makes analog effect pedals and analog synthesizers. Their products include Sonic Bits, Square Tides, Disorder, Spacemen2, Cocktail, Kappa, Lamda, Taff, The Murmux Initiate, The Murmux Semi-modular, and The Murmux Pedalsynth.
avatar for Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics is a UK-headquartered designer and manufacturer of electronic musical instruments. Based in Bristol, the company employs a team of eight engineers in the design of its synthesisers. Modal Electronics instruments bring cutting-edge technology and user interface f... Read More →
avatar for Steady State Fate

Steady State Fate

Steady State: an unvarying condition in a physical process.Fate: an inevitable outcome or event.With a focus on modern analog electronics, SSF is dedicated to producing original, high quality modules in the eurorack modular synthesizer format. Our concepts are realized through pr... Read More →
avatar for Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments develops innovative hardware and software technologies that allow musicians to interface with computers in exciting new ways. Based in Berkeley, California, KMI’s products provide today’s musician with the tools needed to bring new dimensions of express... Read More →
avatar for Kitsch-Bent

Kitsch-Bent

Since 2006, Kitsch-Bent has striven for a closer symbiosis between the musical synthesizer and video game console communities. Born in a search for a cheaper VCO option in his personal modular synth rig, Kitsch-Bent stumbled into the world of chipmusic; the creation of music via... Read More →
avatar for Landscape

Landscape

Landscape is a Brooklyn, NY based designer creating standalone electronic instruments utilizing obsolete technology.
avatar for Moon Modular

Moon Modular

The ”LUNAR EXPERIENCE“ group of musicians & engineers is developing modules for analog modular synthesizers under the brand name "Moon Modular" following the MU (Moog Unit) standard . Main objective is being ease of use, especially in live performance situations, on stage and in... Read More →
avatar for Make Noise

Make Noise

What started as a re-visioning of jettisoned music technology has grown into a crew of folks working together in Asheville, NC, to design and build some pretty strange, but thoughtful modular synthesizers. We see our instruments as a collaboration with musicians who create once i... Read More →
avatar for Sensel

Sensel

Sensel
The Sensel Morph is an all-in-one, multi-touch and pressure sensitive input device. The Morph can be used by musicians as a lightweight and portable drum pad, keyboard, DJ controller, and more and is compatible with all midi programs.
avatar for STG Soundlabs

STG Soundlabs

Maker of the world's most musical synthesiser modules in both Moog and Eurorack format, STG Soundlabs has been slinging product and authoring content from the small midwestern hamlet of Chillicothe, Illinois since 2005.
avatar for Sunhouse

Sunhouse

Sunhouse is a new kind of music tech company founded by three Chicano siblings from Los Angeles: a team of musicians, engineers and designers creating high-tech systems that enable new forms of musical creativity. Sunhouse technology is created with the vision of building systems with musical intelligence; systems that are smart enough to listen to and respond to a... Read More →
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Sythrotek

Details coming soon..
avatar for ThinkingHz

ThinkingHz

An indie record label for handmade soundtoys and diy instruments, ThinkingHZ is a collective of NYC-based electronic music artists, building and selling the objects of their dreams. The collective's contributing creators are Johann Diedrick, Mark Kleback (founder), Michelle Corte... Read More →
avatar for Erogenous Tones

Erogenous Tones

Erogenous Tones is an audio hardware and software company founded by Rick Burnett in 2015 to pursue his passions as an electrical engineer and musician. After being introduced to the eurorack modular synth format at Moogfest 2012, his interest was drawn towards participation in t... Read More →
avatar for Copper Traces

Copper Traces

Copper Traces is a new manufacturer of Eurorack synthesizer modules. Our first module, Seek, is a 64 step CV/gate sequencer in 12hp. It was designed to bring the simplicity and hands-on playability of analog designs to a compact and versatile digital sequencer. We are excited to... Read More →
avatar for Control Voltage

Control Voltage

Control Voltage is a specialized music instrument shop focused on electronic instruments, who’s main thing is new modular, analog and digital synthesizers but also sell vintage and used gear to Portland, Oregon's community of electronic musicians as well as online to the world. They also stock a bunch of MIDI controllers, drum machines, accessories, cables and kits for those who want to build their own stuff, music, media, accessories and a carefully curated selection of handmade oddities. CV holds free workshops on new gear, music production, basic synthesis and advanced techniques... Read More →
avatar for Zorx

Zorx

ZORX is a maker of the things you want.


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Moog Pop-up Factory
Moog Music temporarily moves its production to The Moog Pop Up Factory at Moogfest where the company will live build a new limited edition synthesizer.  Beyond manufacturing, the space is an immersive music tech playground where the minds at Moog create one-of-a-kind interactive experiences all technology fans can be inspired by.

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

Talent
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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 →

Partners
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Guitar Center

Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 260 stores across the U.S. 2014 marks the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Brand as we continue to help people make music from coast to coast. In addition, the Music... Read More →


10:00am

Shinola Audio at the Moog Pop-Up Factory
Come check out Shinola’s first audio product, The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast. Featuring a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.  

Also on display will be Shinola's bookshelf speakers. Handcrafted from the ground up by Alex Rosson and our Shinola Audio team, our sleek and active bookshelf speakers are the perfect pairing optimized for our Runwell Turntable. With only three cables to plug in, set up is simple and designed to seamlessly complement your home system. The active Bookshelf speakers were crafted, innovated, and technologically mastered by the Shinola Audio team to achieve the superb imaging, powerful lows, warm mids and articulate highs. The pure sound fills any room with our detailed Shinola Audio sound signature.


Partners
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Shinola

In 2012 we set out to build the first watch factory in Detroit and to create jobs by doing so. Today we achieved that goal and have since opened a leather factory, employing over 200 individuals in manufacturing through that effort. To further our mission, we embarked on a journey into the... Read More →


10:30am

Experimental Songwriting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sudan Archives will demonstrate her experimental approach to songwriting. Participants are introduced to her unique sound through her equipmemt and instruments: a loop station, violin, and voice.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Talent
avatar for Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives is a 22 year-old self-taught violinist/vocalist who writes, plays, and produces her own music. Originally from Cincinnati, she now lives in Los Angeles where she is working on her debut album for Stones Throw.

Program Partners
avatar for Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music generically ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. | | Leaving Records i... Read More →


10:30am

Moga
Start the day with yoga and relaxation before a full day of festival programming. Breathe, connect, and experience yoga set to a Moogfest playlist. This is an all-levels vinyasa yoga class.

Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat if possible!


** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

**Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Talent
avatar for Jessica Collette

Jessica Collette

Jessica has been teaching in Durham for almost 6 years. She views her classes as a chance to practice relaxation, mindfulness, and compassion on the mat, which will hopefully overflow into daily life. | Yoga has brought more mindfulness, awareness, love, and respect into Jessica... Read More →


11:00am

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
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Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

11:00am

Physical Sound Using Robotics
In this discussion, Andy disgorges a practical overview of what he has learned in ten years of inventing instruments. These instruments are designed to use traditional and nontraditional ingredients such as water, gravity, fire, and rare crystals. Vibrating mediums and entrainment. Expressive dimensions and constraints. Why tuning and timbre remain gloriously unsolved and interconnected. Actuation and control systems. Why good prototypes should look like they were assembled at gunpoint. And tricks for exploring the vast dark forest of possibilities.

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

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 →
avatar for Hacking Systems

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 l... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Andy Cavatorta

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 th... 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.


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

The Art and Music of Lonnie Holley
Lonnie Holley, sometimes known as The Sand Man, is an artist, educator, and musician from Alabama. In this conversation between Lonnie Holley and his longtime friend and advocate, Matt Arnett, discuss art, music, the past and future of creativity.


Talent

Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Bullpen 135 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

A Life in Minimalism
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Jon Gibson will talk about his life and times as a composer, performer, and artist living in New York City since the 1960’s. He has performed and collaborated with a host of musicians, dancers, and artists, including early associations with Steve Reich, Terry Riley, La Monte Young, and Philip Glass with whom he continues to perform as a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Jon Gibson

Jon Gibson

Jon Gibson (b.1940) is an American minimalist composer and musician based in New York City. As a founding member, Gibson has been performing in the Philip Glass Ensemble for the past 45 years. Along with his work with Glass, Gibson has performed on many of the early Arthur Russel... Read More →


11:00am

No Permission Needed: CREATE
Creativity is something we are all born with. And yet, if one does not exercise their creativity, the ability can seem lost. In this all-ages workshop, we introduce basic principles of multitracking and allow participants to create real-time music. You can just CREATE, no permission needed. Keep that creativity flowing. All the music created in this workshop will be available on Soundcloud the week after the festival.

Talent
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Senator Jaiz

I am Eban Crawford, I create my music and conduct musical workshops as Senator Jaiz, I also run the label Reaching for Lucidity. In addition, I work with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to create soundtracks, soundscapes, event audio, as well as developing audio bas... Read More →


11:00am

The Sounds of Commerce
Bronto Software knows how to manage data. Lots of it. Every day, consumers receive personalized messages that the world’s top Internet retailers create, schedule and automatically deliver using Bronto’s cloud-based commerce marketing automation. This Moogfest display transforms into sight and sound the billions of data points – such as messages sent and opened, clicks and online purchases – that Bronto’s technology generates and tracks for commerce marketers. The sheer scale of the data is incomprehensible, so a cross-disciplinary team of Bronto engineers and artists have designed a way to make it relatable. The result is an interactive installation of commerce data, transformed and mapped using sonic and visual parameters.

Partners
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Bronto

Bronto Software provides sophisticated yet easy-to-use commerce marketing automation to mid-market and enterprise organizations worldwide. Find out more: http://bronto.com/



Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 7:00pm
American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Journey in Turiya
Journey in Turiya is an installation and an homage to Alice Coltrane — the genre-busting harpist, pianist, composer and synth pioneer who was also a spiritual seeker, swamini and founder of an ashram in California. A meditation on the possibility of transcendence through aesthetic experience, this project creates a contemplative yet intense space incorporating elemental light, color and continuous sound. The installation conjures Coltrane as a guru whose musical contributions illuminate a timely, relevant unity of creative and spiritual practice.

Talent
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Lincoln Hancock

Artist | Designer | Musician
Lincoln Hancock (American, b. 1976) is a Raleigh-based artist, designer and musician whose paintings and projects propose art as a vehicle for transformative experience. His work has been exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
Upstairs at Loaf 111 W. Parish St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Lily Dale Virtual Reality
FLATSITTER proudly presents, "Lily Dale," a gorgeous and immersive VR exploration of a small utopian community in Western New York that claims to be able to commune with the dead. Come experience this entirely original creation in The Dream Wanderer, a transit shuttle that has been converted into a mobile gallery for original avant-garde virtual reality experiences.

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
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Flatsitter

FLATSITTER is an interdisciplinary collaborative that incorporates video, film, software programming, performance and installation. The artistic works nurture a perception of society, community and environment as interlocking parts of a creative experience and are exhibited in an array of formats, such as ephemeral web collections, live performances, site-specific installations, short films, and live virtual reality experiences.Flatsitter is the first-ever artist to receive an individual artist grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for a virtual reality project, and was one of three artists from New York selected for a New York / Quebec residency exchange.Flatsitter has presented at the 2016 Moogfest; 2016 Satellite Art Show at Art Basel Miami Beach; the 2015 and 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, MI); the 2016 Casper Sleep Symposium in NYC; “The Sound Behind You II” at CR10 in Hudson, NY; In the Soil Festival (St. Catharines, Ontario); Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY); Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY); Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo, NY); and Grave:point Studios at Silent Barn (NYC). Flatsitter received a New York State Council on the Arts Finishing Funds award distributed by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to complete In Between Spaces, a public art project that exhibits utopian video works in unexpected spaces. In 2014 & 2015, Flatsitter held consecutive residencies at the Institute for Electronic Arts (Alfred University, NY) and Signal Culture (Owego, NY). | Kyle Marler is the Artistic Director of Flatsitter (FKA... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

11:00am

SuperCollider
SuperCollder (SC) is an open source audio synthesis scripting language used for real time signal processing and performance. In this installation, SC models the biological process by which fireflies synchronize their flashes. Come see how SuperCollider (SC), an Arduino, and scrap metal are assembled into an audio installation driven by algorithmic performance and live signal processing.

Program Themes
avatar for Hacking Systems

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 l... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Scott Lindroth

Scott Lindroth

Scott Lindroth has been on the music faculty at Duke since 1990. His music has been performed world-wide by major orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Netherlands Wind En... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00am
Carolina Theatre, Foyer 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

11:15am

Feeling Abolition Through Nonlinear Timescales
Incorporating trans femme writer Che Gossett's notion of abolition as "becoming-with," this workshop will feel out abolitionist trajectories. The source material and subject matter for the discussion ranges from Andean art, Elysia's family's oral history, Spanish colonial texts from Pachakuti Yamqui and Guaman Poma, and archive images from museums in the North & South. The class will be free-form, honoring disability in a place of academic posturing. 


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Elysia Crampton

Elysia Crampton

Elysia Crampton is a Bolivian-American musician, writer, and abolitionist. She began making music under the moniker E+E (“Y-[and]-Y” -spanish for “And & And”), collaborating for years with like-minded friends from around the world such as Chino Amobi, Dj Why Be, and Lexxi... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30am

ATLAS@LHC Virtual Visit

Using web-based video conferencing tools, you are invited to go on a live tour of the Large Hadron Collider, deep beneath the France–Switzerland border. After a brief introduction to the Collider and the ATLAS detector, participants will talk with an ATLAS physicist, who will lead a tour of the detector control room. Live question and answer to follow.

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

Talent
avatar for Steven Goldfarb

Steven Goldfarb

Physicist, University of Melbourne
Dr. Goldfarb is a physicist from the University of Melbourne working on the ATLAS Experiment on the Large Hadron Collider. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan in 1991 and has been an active researcher at CERN, ever since. Steve is active in Education... Read More →
avatar for Mark Kruse

Mark Kruse

Professor of Physics, Duke University
Mark Kruse is a professor of Physics at Duke University, wherehe holds the Fuchsberg-Levine Family chair. Prof. Kruse receivedhis B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of Auckland,New Zealand, his Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University, andhas been on the faculty at Duk... Read More →
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Dr. Kate Shaw

Dr. Kate Shaw is an experimental particle physicist at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN Geneva. Along with her research Kate is also passionate about promoting physi... Read More →

Program Partners
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Atlas @ CERN

At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Dr. Kate Shaw, Mark Kruse, and Steven Goldfarb of the ATLAS @ CERN research project.  ATLAS is one of two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It investigates a wide range of physics, from the search for the Higgs... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30am

For the Love of Audio Gear
We are in love with gear. It goes beyond the music: whether for production or playback, lo-fi or hi-fi, analogue or digital… we are talking about  inanimate romance. What drives a passion for designing, making, remaking and collecting audio equipment? How does one go from garage workshop to the production line, or from electrical engineering to artistry? What makes a particular synth special or a turntable collectible? And how can you tell when you’ve found the “one”?

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

Moderators
avatar for Michael Calore

Michael Calore

WIRED
Michael Calore manages the products coverage at WIRED in San Francisco. As a writer and editor, he produces not only reviews and recommendations, but also trend stories and opinion pieces about the consumer products industry. Michael is a musician, and therefore easily becomes he... Read More →

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
avatar for Amos Gaynes

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 fa... Read More →
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peter hyer

Director • Media & Technology, IDEO
Peter Hyer is a Director at IDEO San Francisco. He leads the Media & Technology portfolio responsible for design leadership, projects and business development in video, music, interactive games and media communication. His work focuses on a human-centered, ecosystem approach to d... Read More →
avatar for Alex Rosson

Alex Rosson

Director of Audio, Shinola
For over a decade, Alex Rosson has been involved in the advancement of Digital Cinema from manufacturing to management of post production facilities and worldwide distribution. Rosson founded Audeze in 2008 while serving as a Senior Systems and Mastering Engineer for Technicolor. Rosson quickly established Audeze as one of the worldwide leaders in high-end headphones and has drawn high praise from the... Read More →

Partners
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Shinola

In 2012 we set out to build the first watch factory in Detroit and to create jobs by doing so. Today we achieved that goal and have since opened a leather factory, employing over 200 individuals in manufacturing through that effort. To further our mission, we embarked on a journey into the... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30am

In Conversation with 808 State

Talent
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808 State

The story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. As the NME observed “808 State revolutionised a whole genre of music in the late-80s, inspiring Underworld, Orbital and the Chemical Brothers in the pro... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

12:00pm

In Conversation with Michael Stipe
You may also watch this session live for FREE at moogfest.com

Talent
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Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe, American, born 1960, is an artist, producer and singer/songwriter. He fronted the band R.E.M. for 31 years, selling over 100 million records and touring the world. As film producer he made over 25 feature films, including Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich and Todd... Read More →


12:00pm

VIP Exclusive at The Exotique
Step inside Durham's premier art gallery and boutique. Moogfest VIPs enjoy complimentary drinks as you explore their curated stock of handcrafted goods from international and local artists.

Friday May 19, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Exotique 319 W Main St. Durham, NC 27701

12:00pm

Oskar Blues Bar at Modular Marketplace
We're excited to partner with Oskar Blues during Moogfest this year.  Come try some of their incredible, North Carolina-brewed beers for only $5!  We'll be serving Dale's Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues IPA, Pinner Session IPA, and Priscilla Wit.

Partners
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Oskar Blues

THE ORIGINAL CRAFT BREW IN A CAN. In 2002, our funky little Colorado grown brew-pub started stuffing our huge, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale in a can (Dale's Pale Ale). That not only began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, but has grown to add a brewery to the hills of Pi... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

12:30pm

Dissect an Album
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dissect "Technoself," the 2015 album by Deantoni Parks. Performance accompanied by discussion of process and the various philosophies that apply.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Deantoni Parks

Deantoni Parks

Parks is one of the finest drummers working today, displaying a sleek and intuitive balance between raw rhythmic physicality and machine-like precision. He can play on one hand what many great drummers could not achieve with two – which he does frequently. His skills have seen... Read More →

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music generically ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. | | Leaving Records i... Read More →


12:30pm

Alternative Temporalities & Quantum Event Mapping
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A workshop and discussion exploring the history of linear time constructs, notions of the future, and its contrast to indigenous African traditions of space, time, and the future. We explore alternative temporalities embodied by such cultural movements as Afrofuturism, and DIY theories such as Black Quantum Futurism, and their use as practical tools for exploring reality and shaping past and future narratives. Workshop participants will consider how to build future maps and quantum time capsules, shift cause and effect, and better understand the interaction between timescapes and soundscapes.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
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Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism is an intersectional theory and practice combining quantum physics, futurist traditions, and Black and African diasporic cultural traditions of consciousness, time, and space to develop temporal technologies that are more beneficial to marginalized peoples... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Afrofuturist Affair

Afrofuturist Affair

Black Quantum Futurism Collective is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair) exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an a... Read More →


12:30pm

Deep Listening
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Deep Listening, developed by composer Pauline Oliveros, explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening. In this workshop guided by Lindsay, a certified Deep Listening facilitator, we explore body movement, sonic meditations, and listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
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The Center for Deep Listening

The Center for Deep Listening will be participating in daytime programming in honor of the late Pauline Oliveros. The programs will be led by Tomie Hahn and Lindsay Cooper. | | Tomie Hahn is an artist and ethnomusicologist. She is the Director of the Center for Deep Listening at... Read More →


12:30pm

Deep Space Mind
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Space has often been used as a metaphor for uncharted, yet-to-be colonized territory. Similarly, the mindspaces of marginalized persons are at risk of being infiltrated, surveilled, and used by colonizing forces. In this workshop we will use a DIY sci-fi lens for marginalized persons to explore and reclaim their own insane mindspaces, while developing strategies for psychological survival in our age of warfare.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
avatar for Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism is an intersectional theory and practice combining quantum physics, futurist traditions, and Black and African diasporic cultural traditions of consciousness, time, and space to develop temporal technologies that are more beneficial to marginalized peoples... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Metropolarity

Metropolarity

METROPOLARITY is a corner store sci-fi & action collective based, bred, and tested in the colliding future-present of Philadelphia. | METROPOLARITY: The manifestation of contrasting principles, tendencies, or lifestyles in an urban system and any reactions resulting from encounte... Read More →


12:30pm

Musical Pencil Synth Make-and-Take
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop will reveal the electric DNA of the modular synth genome. Learn to breadboard a square wave oscillator from a single integrated circuit and then play your instrument by waving your hand over an electronic eye, or by drawing the sound with a musical pencil. Each attendee will walk out the door with a new synth in a brown paper bag. No prior electronics experience required.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Program Themes
avatar for Hacking Systems

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 l... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman has led workshops in electronics and creative coding at NC State and UNC on topics ranging from basic electronics and Arduino programming to Fast Fourier Analysis and the Internet of Things. He developed and led the Musical Circuits series as Maker-in-Residence at UN... Read More →


12:45pm

Grassroots Musical Activism
How can musicians use their artistry to promote important social and political causes? Join this conversation with a group of acclaimed musicians and scholars, and learn how they are working to improve their communities and the world, through music... and discover how you can do the same.

Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons is an award-winning poet and musician who's latest album entitled LANGUAGE BARRIER features  guest appearances from Meshell Ndegeocello, The Indigo Girls, Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso) and others and was co-released by Churchkey Records and SugarQube Records, a label she co-founded with her twin sister Shorlette... Read More →
avatar for Pierce Freelon

Pierce Freelon

Pierce Freelon is a professor, musician and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Blackspace, a digital makerspace for Afrofuturists. He is also the co-founder/host of Beat Making Lab, an Emmy Award winning PBS web-series. He is an emcee and band-leader of jazz/hip hop quarte... Read More →
avatar for Mark Katz

Mark Katz

Mark Katz, Ph.D., is the Ruel W. Tyson Jr. Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A scholar of music technology, popular music, and musical diplomacy, his books in... Read More →
avatar for Laila Nur

Laila Nur

Lead singer, song-writer and guitarist of LNLR, is a self-taught musician from New York, currently living in North Carolina. As an out-spoken Black Queer Muslim and community organizer, Nur brings charged lyrical content and an experimental style of rock, hip-hop & indie-folk to the national stage. Today, she is one of North Carolina's most innovative... Read More →
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PlayPlay

PlayPlay is the DJ/producer alias of Jess Dilday, music scholar & current lecturer for the UNC-based class, "The Art and Culture of the DJ." As a scholar, PlayPlay is especially interested in DJ'ing as it relates to location, activism, & nostalgia. They have presented at past mus... Read More →

Program Partners
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The University of North Carolina

UNC is one of the 16 public state Universities of North Carolina, specializing in medicine and law. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Professor Mark Katz of UNC. Professor Katz teaches courses on music and technology, popular music, and modern art music. In 2011 he received an Innovation Grant from... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

1:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

1:00pm

#quantumwalkers
Come discover the #quantumwalkers. We introduce you to this popular method of recreating quantum behavior with classical, analogue models, and shed light on the mystical nature of quantum mechanics. We will review bibliography and modern experiments.

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

Marc grew up in Paris France, where he acquired a PhD in Theoretical Physics before moving to the United States to work at MIT and permanently relocated to the US. He spent his early professional life in Silicon Valley pioneering business models of Open Source Software (JBoss). A... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.


1:00pm

Analog Synths from Dreadbox

Find out why this small company making handmade analog synthesizers from Athens, Greece is making waves. Richard Devine will explore the Erebus, NYX, and brand new polyphonic Abyss by unleashing their sonic potential and then breaking down what makes each of them tick.

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

Talent
avatar for Richard Devine

Richard Devine

Richard Devine recognized for producing a hybrid of digitally layered and heavily processed sounds, combining influences from hip-hop, avant garde, electro acoustic, to old and modern electronic music. Devine made is mark in the early 90s for the Miami-based Schematic Records, which was founded by... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

1:00pm

Pub Talk: Mobile Tech & Healthcare
Come learn how the cellphone in your pocket is reshaping the industry of health, what wearable health technologies are on the horizon, and how robot clinicians are already transforming your future of care.

Program Themes
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The Future of Creativity

World-renowned futurists, philosophers and visionary artists tackle the big questions with daily keynote presentations: What will creative work look like, and sound like, in twenty, fifty, and one-hundred years from now? How will art be made and how will it be consumed? What will... Read More →
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Transhumanism

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. Toda... Read More →

Talent
Program Partners
avatar for Duke University

Duke University

Duke University is an American private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by professors Mark Kruse, Bill Seaman, John Supko, Charlie Gerbach, Miguel Nicolelis, Scott Lindroth, and Katherine Hayles.


Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fullsteam 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

1:00pm

Savage Technologies and the Misuse of CGI
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Elon Katz talks about the process directing his video for “The Rhino Powder of New Sensitivity” and it’s strategies for misusing CGI. In discussing the inner workings of the song and video, Elon will touch on ideas about the savagery of technology in flux, and the challenges it presents for young artists.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Elon Katz

Elon Katz

Elon Katz is a vocalist and electronic music artist born and based in Los Angeles, California. Known for the eccentric EBM avant-pop of White Car, and his collaboration with Beau Wanzer, Streetwalker, Elon has dropped the monikers and masks of the early decade to mature his parti... Read More →


1:30pm

In Conversation with Mykki Blanco
Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco

A fearless artist at his challenging yet melodic best, Mykki Blanco releases his debut album “Mykki" (produced by Woodkid and Jermiah Meece) on 16th September on Dogfood Music Group / !K7. Mykki Blanco has metamorphosed many times. The multi-faceted star was a child actor who founded a performance art collective as a teen, ran away from home, and won scholarships to two prestigious art colleges, quitting both as he realised that “the art world is just one big scam for rich people” - an idea touched upon in album track... Read More →


1:30pm

The Sounds of Dreaming

Written and Perfomed by:

Nona Hendryx and Richard Boulanger

 

Video synthesis and live video processing by:

Christopher Konopka

 

Ensemble

Nona Hendryx

Richard Boulanger

Christopher Konopka

Nikhil Singh

Emmett Palaima

Jacob Richter

 

Production Manager and Concert Mix

Lee Ray

 

Stems, Grooves, Max and Jitter Programming

Blake Adelman

 

Nona’s Custom Arduino Glove System

Takahiko Tsuchiya

Nona’s Custom Sound and Light BodySuit

Alayna Hughes and Pierluigi Barberis

The instrument makers have created hybrid software/hardware instruments, apps and systems that enable wireless control of audio and video. Song, performance and custom instruments combine for a semi-staged version of core elements from the opera. Each of the scenes features a unique controller and system.

In The Sound of Dreaming, the singer performs. If she uses language, why does it come back fractured in her dreams? If she uses her voice, why does it splinter and run riot? Does she have “undo”? Is she performing now, when she hears it, or later, when you hear it?

Scene 1:

Wearing her Sound & Lights Bodysuit, triggering ambient sounds, Nona Hendryx sings two of her classic hits, remixed and re-envisioned by a DJ/VJ trio. With Pioneer decks, Csound for Live and an Edirol video mixer.

 

Scene 2:

Backstage, Nona’s ‘controller’ sings her to sleep. With Csound/Muse and three Leap Motions and real-time hypnotic video synthesis.

Scene 3:

Nona under control, a nightmare! Her ‘controller’ is a puppet master. With a custom P5 Glove system and surround Csound in MaxMSP. Nona responds using the Tsuchiya Arduino Glove.

Scene 4:

Sleep talking, a Brainwave duet between Nona and Jacob Richter.  A Csound brainwave system using the Muse EEG sensor and a Soundmachines BL1 Brainterface-controlled speech synthesizers make idle chatter featuring nightmare video synthesis and sampling.

Scene 5:

Nona awakes and takes control. Featuring custom Blake Adelman speak-and-paint software for the Orbit controller and original art by Nona Hendryx, plus, voice-aware and responsive iPad apps result in algorithmic accompaniments, stems and loops under wireless touch control

Scene 6:

The TransHuman Diva. Nona joins the audience in her Audio Tutu, accompanied by a Csound spatial orchestra performed by an ensemble of WiiMotes, and featuring video synthesis and video sampling using paintings and other visual material by Nona Hendryx.

Boulanger and Hendryx will host a technology demo and a question-and-answer session after the performance.



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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

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 →
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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 l... Read More →
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Transhumanism

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. Toda... Read More →

Talent
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Dr. Richard Boulanger

Richard Boulanger, Professor of Electronic Production and Design at the Berklee College of Music, is an internationally-recognized performer, composer, researcher, developer, programmer and the founder of Boulanger Labs. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Music from the University of C... Read More →
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Nona Hendryx

Baby Buddha's House LLC
Nona Hendryx, a member of Labelle, revolutionized both television and live performances with their Wear Something Silver rock, r&b, gospel and funk show at New York’s prestigious Metropolitan Opera House, as well as opera houses around the world. Firmly planted in an autonomous... Read More →

Partners
avatar for United Therapeutics

United Therapeutics

United Therapeutics Corp. operates as a biotechnology company, which engages in the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening cardiovascular and infectious diseases and cancer. The company... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

2:00pm

#churchofspace
Come discover the #churchofspace. You will learn about the unification of forces in condensed matter physics, from gravity and electromagnetism to quantum mechanics and the nature of time. In this physics-heavy presentation, we will reinterpret the aether of the mystics and cast new light on trance, ritual, and occultism.

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

Marc grew up in Paris France, where he acquired a PhD in Theoretical Physics before moving to the United States to work at MIT and permanently relocated to the US. He spent his early professional life in Silicon Valley pioneering business models of Open Source Software (JBoss). A... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.


2:00pm

'Music Is...' Reading and DJ Dance Party
"Music Is..." is a board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to the youngest audiophiles. Written by Brandon Stosuy, illustrated by Amy Martin (and blurbed by Björk), this children's book proposes that music is for everyone. Stosuy will read from the book, accompanied by a DJ set by Hisham Akira Bharoocha (Soft Circle, Kill Alters, Black Dice, Lightning Bolt, etc). After the reading is complete, Bharoocha will DJ a dance party for all ages.

Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy is Editor in Chief at The Creative Independent and a Music Curator for the Broad Museum in L.A. He was formerly Director of Editorial Operations at Pitchfork. He co-curates the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, N.Y. and the ongoing Tinnitus music serie... Read More →


2:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse - Open Session

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

** This open session is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program. A festival ticket is not required to attend.




Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
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Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

2:00pm

The Study and Applications of Spatial Audio
A panel discussion on sound spatialization. Topics include applications for virtual reality, architecture, acoustics, music, art, science, and engineering. Learn about microphones for spatial audio, recording techniques, software encoders, and reproduction methods. The panel will discuss case studies from the Cube, a 148 loudspeaker spatial audio lab at Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Attendees will hear about recent projects from the Cube, as well as other spatial audio venues and labs.

Program Themes
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Spatial Sound

The spatial location of sound is as important as pitch and rhythm. Experiments with "Spatial Music" have informed composition since the early nineteen-hundreds. But today, 21st century technologies for audio recording, production, and playback have revived an interest in surround... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon’s computer music focuses on articulated noise, spatial orchestration and computer chamber music. His publicly released software includes the object collections FFTease and LyonPotpourri, written for Max/MSP and Pd. He is the author of “Designing Audio Objects for Ma... Read More →
avatar for Charles Nichols

Charles Nichols

Composer, violinist, and computer music researcher Charles Nichols (www.charlesnichols.com) explores the expressive potential of instrumental ensembles, computer music systems, and combinations of the two, for the concert stage, and collaborations with dance, video, and installat... Read More →
avatar for Mike Roan

Mike Roan

Mike Roan holds a PhD, and MS in Acoustics and a BS in Physics from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently the John R. Jones III faculty fellow with the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech working in the areas of immersive audio, psychoacoustics, and di... Read More →
avatar for Tanner Upthegrove

Tanner Upthegrove

Tanner Upthegrove holds undergraduate degrees in Recording Arts and Business from Full Sail University and is pursuing a MFA in Theatre: Spatial Audio at Virginia Tech. Tanner joined Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology in 2013 as audiovisual design and... Read More →

Program Partners
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Virginia Tech ICAT

A university-level research institute sitting at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered within Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. By forging a pathway between transdisciplinary research an... Read More →


2:00pm

Durational Sound Installation: Haxan Cloak & Nick Zinner
You may also watch this session live for FREE at moogfest.com

Talent
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The Haxan Cloak

In 2011 with the release of his debut, self titled album, The Haxan Cloak, solo project of multi instrumentalist, Bobby Krlic, appeared seemingly out of nowhere with an impressively fully formed sound that blew away most anyone who heard it. Recorded over the space of 3 years The... Read More →
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Nick Zinner

Nick Zinner plays guitar in the three-time Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs as well as the hardcore band Head Wound City. He has collaborated and/or performed with Santigold, TV On The Radio, Damon Albarn, Bright Eyes, Stop The Virgens, Fufanu, Deap Vally, Africa Expres... Read More →


2:30pm

Instrument Design: New Ways to Play
40 000 years of musical instrument development has led us to a pivotal moment. For the first time in history, an individual artist is able to take control of the entire creative process from conception to distribution. Gerhard Behles discusses the aesthetic, emotional and political implications of this paradigm shift and how it influences Ableton’s current and future contributions to music making.

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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

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
avatar for Gerhard Behles

Gerhard Behles

Ableton
Gerhard Behles co-founded Ableton in 1999 with Robert Henke and Bernd Roggendorf. Prior to this he had been part of electronic music act “Monolake” alongside Robert Henke, but his interest in how technology drives the way music is made diverted his energy towards developing m... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

2:30pm

Keynote: Future of Creativity - 'SWANSONG'
Efforts to contact extraterrestrial intelligence inevitably call for concise answers to fundamental philosophical questions about who we are and what we know. Human activities on our own planet have precipitated global environmental changes and the extinctions of numerous species. What's more, almost every part of the human race has exterminated some other part of the human race since before recorded history. Messages transmitted to other stars have nevertheless tended to imply that Homo sapiens is a friendly, peace-loving species with rational, scientific attitudes.

While such messages include purported "universal" mathematics, graphics and audio frequency content suitable for the human sensorium, any extraterrestrial sentience will have evolved in a perceptual, social and philosophical reality that would be wildly unlikely to be compatible with our own. The least ambiguous parts of our most serious messages for extraterrestrials are the messages they contain for human beings themselves.

Each year, Moogfest invites next-level thinkers and futurist philosphers to imagine the future of creativity. For his keynote at Moogfest, Joe Davis will trace the history of several projects centered on ideas about extraterrestrial communications that have given rise to new scientific techniques and inspired new forms of artistic practice. Huge numbers of biological agents with robust archives can now be transmitted across vast astronomical distances and over periods spanning millions of years, but an even newer form of interstellar transmission falls just within the realm of possibility. Davis will explain how an interstellar message can be created that is intended explicitly for human beings rather than for aliens: a "swansong" with precise reports about the human condition that might be used to break the wheel of time.

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

Program Themes
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The Future of Creativity

World-renowned futurists, philosophers and visionary artists tackle the big questions with daily keynote presentations: What will creative work look like, and sound like, in twenty, fifty, and one-hundred years from now? How will art be made and how will it be consumed? What will... Read More →

Talent
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Joe Davis

Joe Davis spent most of his early life in the American Deep South. While earning his Creative Arts degree (1973) from Mt Angel College in Oregon, he pioneered sculptural methods in laser carving at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, University of Cincinnati Medical Center Lase... Read More →

Program Partners
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MIT Open Doc Lab

Moogfest 2017 participant Halsey Burgund, of MIT Open Doc Lab, will present Land Marking at this year's Protest Stage. Burgund will be joined by developer Joe Zobkiw. | | Land Marking is a mobile-based music/activist project that augments the physical landscape of protest events with a layer of location-based audio contributed by event participants in real-time. The... Read More →


3:00pm

Hokey Pokey
Put your right foot in. The quantum music theory suggests that if you take popular music lyrics and replace them with HOKEY POKEY lyrics it’s the same song. You might be thinking, "that can’t be possible?" It is. And this all-ages workshop will take you on a half-hour whirlwind of songs, impressions, and lyric busting fun. Learn the importance of singing "in key," or in this case, "Hokey."

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children ages XX and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

Talent
avatar for McQueen Adams

McQueen Adams

Fresh off a tour with Funny or Die and creator of the new Comedy Central Snapchat series “Heads Will Roll” McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio- visual universe. His new show "SAN PED... Read More →


3:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

3:00pm

#opensourcereligion
Come join the discussion on the future role of religion in the scientific age. With the internet, people can pick and choose their own belief systems, and many want them to be compatible with science. We introduce you to #churchofspace physics as a means for the reconciliation of science and religion through open source methods.

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

Marc grew up in Paris France, where he acquired a PhD in Theoretical Physics before moving to the United States to work at MIT and permanently relocated to the US. He spent his early professional life in Silicon Valley pioneering business models of Open Source Software (JBoss). A... Read More →
avatar for Church of Space

Church of Space

A religion based on science.


3:00pm

VIP Exclusive at Bull McCabe's
Come kick off the Riddim Macka Sound System party, with tirst 100 VIPs receiving a free beer on Moogfest.

+ Be sure to grab one of our Augmented Realtiy Coasters created thanks to! Just open the Moogfest app and hold your phone over your coaster for a virtual surprise. Thanks to local partner CrossComm for the tech!

**Please tip your bartender!** 

Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bull McCabe's 427 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

An Introduction to Harp Fundamentals and Effects for Kids
Haprist Mary Lattimore leads a workshop that will provide an introduction to harp fundamentals, and the many effects that can be acheived with additional electronic instrumentation.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children ages 8 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Mary Lattimore

Mary Lattimore

Mary Lattimore is a harpist living in Philadelphia. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects. Her solo debut, “The Withdrawing Room”, was released in 2013 on Desire Path Recordings. | | Mary also writes harp parts for songs and recordings, perfo... Read More →


3:00pm

Genome Engineering: The Next Genomic Revolution

The Genomic Revolution of the last 20 years has provided us with a wealth of information about what our genomes are – the sequence of our genomes, how differences in our genomes relate to differences between each other, and how these differences relate to health and disease. The future is about what our genomes could be. New technologies – such as the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system – have enabled the precise modification of genome sequences in ways never before imagined possible. The presentation will discuss how this technology was recently discovered and how it is already being applied to attacking cancer and eliminating devastating genetic diseases. We will look into the future to how this technology could further be applied to manipulate genome structure and function for reprogramming biological systems to facilitate disease modeling and drug development. Finally, broader implications of the implementation of these technologies will be discussed.

 


Program Themes
avatar for Transhumanism

Transhumanism

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. Toda... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Charlie Gersbach

Charlie Gersbach

Dr. Charles A. Gersbach is the Rooney Family Associate Professor at Duke University in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, an Investigator in the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, and Director of the Duke Center for Biomolecular and... Read More →

Program Partners
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Duke University

Duke University is an American private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by professors Mark Kruse, Bill Seaman, John Supko, Charlie Gerbach, Miguel Nicolelis, Scott Lindroth, and Katherine Hayles.


3:00pm

How to Effectively Provide Opportunities + Space for Marginalized Voices in DJ Culture
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Since Discwoman’s inception, the organizations main concern has been platforming those with less representation in broader society, specifically women, gender nonconforming folks, and people of color.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson

Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson

Co-founder of women/LGBT platform Discwoman, Frankie has worked with over 150 artist. booked events in over 15 cities and runs a booking agency DW that represents DJS and producers.


3:00pm

Making Sounds From the Future
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come explore creative confidence, rapid prototyping and future narrative through the making speculative sound machines. In this 90 min session we will be using a future narrative as a prompt, connecting through an open distributed web protocol and building lo-fi rapid prototypes of musical modules that will join together and grow over the course of the festival.

We will learn how looking at patterns and asking questions of the future can help us understand nuance in larger systems. We will experience the power and immediacy of a distributed web protocol, and we will build unique speculative sound machines to talk to the future.

The session is appropriate for ages. No prerequisite skills besides a can-do attitude. 


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Matt Brown is a design lead at IDEO Cambridge. Using his background in industrial design and illustration, Matt specializes in helping IDEO’s clients imagine new futures for themselves and the world. Inside IDEO, Matt has helped shape and sustain the creative culture of the Cam... Read More →
avatar for Danny Deruntz

Danny Deruntz

A Design Director at IDEO Cambridge. This year he’s exploring how emerging technology and society and culture intersect. He uses his interaction design and software background to explore ways to influence, not react to, culture and technology. Currently Dan is especially intere... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Holtgraver

Ashley Holtgraver

Ashley Holtgraver is a Software Designer at IDEO Cambridge. She writes code and words, and enjoys jumping between the worlds of abstract interface design and detail-oriented making. Her current focus is on finding new ways to use digital prototyping to push every area of the desi... Read More →
avatar for peter hyer

peter hyer

Director • Media & Technology, IDEO
Peter Hyer is a Director at IDEO San Francisco. He leads the Media & Technology portfolio responsible for design leadership, projects and business development in video, music, interactive games and media communication. His work focuses on a human-centered, ecosystem approach to d... Read More →

Program Partners
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IDEO

IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. | | We identify new ways to serve and support people by uncovering latent ne... Read More →


3:00pm

Sacred Sound Bath
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come relax and restore in a Sacred Sound Bath. Be guided through an inner journey with the help of many ancient sounds from around the globe. Instruments will include chimes, Tibetan bowls, flute, guitar, overtone singing, sansula, shruti box, harmonica, frame drum, didgeridoo, gong, and tuning forks.

For this session, yoga mats are encouraged. Participants will be laying down for an hour and a half.


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Garth Robertson

Garth Robertson

Every object has a natural vibratory rate; it's resonance. One of the principles of using frequency as a transformative and healing modality is to understand that the body is in a constant state of vibration. Every organ, every bone, every tissue, every system--all are in a state... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Living Arts Collective 410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Complimentary Bulleit Tasting at the Bulliet Woody
Come learn about Bulleit Bourbon and enjoy a complimentary sampling of bourbon before the music kicks off at Motorco!

All complimentary samples are for those who are 21+ only.  A valid state issues ID or passport is required.

Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

AI Jam Session and NSynth Demo
Come play with the newest musical technologies developed by the Google Brain team as part of the Magenta project. Demonstrations include an interactive "AI Jam Session" where you can play along with neural networks for generating melodies, accompaniments, and drum loops. You can also try our "neural synthesizer" (NSynth), which allows you to explore the high dimensional sonic landscape of musical instruments–both real and "imagined"–using neural networks to generate the notes. Ever wanted to know what a cross between an electric bass and a flute might sound like? Now's your chance to find out! (No musical or technical experience necessary)


** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program. A festival ticket is not required to attend.


Program Themes
avatar for Transhumanism

Transhumanism

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. Toda... Read More →

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Magenta by Google Brain

Magenta is a Google Brain project to ask and answer the questions, “Can we use machine learning to create compelling art and music? If so, how? If not, why not?” Our work is done in TensorFlow, and we regularly release our models and tools in open source. These are accompanie... Read More →

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Google

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Google Brain's research project... Read More →


3:00pm

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Masterclass
Limited Capacity full
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Come analyse real Large Hadron Collider data collected by the ATLAS detector. After an introduction to the LHC, particle physics, and data analysis, participants will use a specially designed visual analysis tool to inspect and analyze the results from real proton-proton collisions at the LHC. No prior experience necessary.

Participants are asked to bring their own laptop for this workshop.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

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avatar for Steven Goldfarb

Steven Goldfarb

Physicist, University of Melbourne
Dr. Goldfarb is a physicist from the University of Melbourne working on the ATLAS Experiment on the Large Hadron Collider. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan in 1991 and has been an active researcher at CERN, ever since. Steve is active in Education... Read More →
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Mark Kruse

Professor of Physics, Duke University
Mark Kruse is a professor of Physics at Duke University, wherehe holds the Fuchsberg-Levine Family chair. Prof. Kruse receivedhis B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of Auckland,New Zealand, his Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University, andhas been on the faculty at Duk... Read More →
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Dr. Kate Shaw

Dr. Kate Shaw is an experimental particle physicist at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN Geneva. Along with her research Kate is also passionate about promoting physi... Read More →

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Duke University

Duke University is an American private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by professors Mark Kruse, Bill Seaman, John Supko, Charlie Gerbach, Miguel Nicolelis, Scott Lindroth, and Katherine Hayles.


3:00pm

Riddim Macka Sound System DJ Party
Come feel the deep bass of the Riddim Macka Sound System, pumping old school reggae, rocksteady and dub. The custom-designed and hand-built sound system will feature DJ Algoriddim and Selector B Steady spinning strictly wax, with Alcatraz on the mic.

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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 l... Read More →

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Riddim Macka Sound System

The Riddim Macka Sound System is a full range four way sound system playing rocksteady, reggae and dub on vinyl in the classic Jamaican tradition of two turntables and a microphone. The sound is based in North Carolina and is run by Selector B Steady and DJ Algoriddim with Alcatr... Read More →

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CrossComm

For nearly two decades, CrossComm has helped Fortune 500 companies, startups, research institutions and many others leverage the constantly-evolving landscape of technology to meet their software and business goals. At CrossComm we strive to forge positive, lasting relationships... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Bull McCabe's 427 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

Speak UP and Be Heard | Films About Artists Changing the World
Art and artists have the power to dramatically shift perception on social issues. These two documentaries, from the Amnesty International Speak UP program, follow artists in west Africa who use their music to raise issues, and celebrate human rights.

SpeakUP: THE POWER OF LYRICS follows a day in the life of Y'en A Marre, a group of creative activists, hip hop artists, and journalists who came together in 2012 to create a revolution through music in Senegal.

SpeakUP: WOMEN OF AFRICA follows multiple-Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo as she passionately meets young female artists across Dakar, inspiring them to continue using their work as a platform for social change.

Introduction and Q&A with director, Zena Loxton.

Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Zena Loxton

Zena Loxton is an artist, film director, yogi and media maven. After some time as a creative director at VICE, she is now making independent work that prioritizes the holistic integrity of an idea, and elegance in execution above all. Zena's current obsession is creating positive... Read More →


4:00pm

#illuminatiboombox
Let us hypnotize you on the street and recruit you into #opensourcereligion. Hear all about "the beginning is near", in this live street performance by #thechurchofspace. Musical components meet illuminati messages in a street preacher soapbox format.

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avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

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avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

Marc grew up in Paris France, where he acquired a PhD in Theoretical Physics before moving to the United States to work at MIT and permanently relocated to the US. He spent his early professional life in Silicon Valley pioneering business models of Open Source Software (JBoss). A... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.


4:00pm

A Modular Synthesizer Ensemble

Learn how the Berklee Modular Synthesizer Ensemble uses a networked environment where each instrument has MOTU AVB interface which provides the ability to share audio and control signals over a low latency digital audio network. The combination of Ableton Link, custom maxforlive devices, AVB and the modular synthesizers provides the technical foundation for a new form of democratic improvisation ensemble.

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

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Berklee College of Music

Berklee is the premiere music college and performing arts conservatory. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Professors Michael Bierylo, Dr. Richard Boulanger, and Matthew Davidson.


Friday May 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

VIP Exclusive at Bar Brunello
Bar Brunello is downtown Durham's premier wine bar, offering one of the most unique and extensive wine lists in the South. Join us from 4-5pm on Friday for a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on our back patio and kick off your Moogfest weekend in style!

Friday May 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bar Brunello 117 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

Synthesis & Spirit: Amplifying Existence
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will sample audio and learn more about the deliberate sonic processing that goes into creating culturally powerful music. We will explore deliberate sonic actions that are employed to connect to a larger human framework by taking and making more space–especially space for those traditionally marginalized in society. Through recordings, we will examine the sonic possibility to surpass tradition using convergence, and in turn, create room for more resonant living existences through sound.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


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Suzi Analogue

Suzi Analogue is an incredibly versatile producer, vocalist, and designer whose futuristic, forward-thinking music blends abstract hip-hop, neo-soul, and electronic experimentation. True to her name, she releases much of her music on formats such as cassette and vinyl, and she ru... Read More →


4:15pm

Custom Code: Live Programming the Organelle and ETC
Learn how to create reactive audio-visual landscapes with Critter & Guitari's instruments. 

Critter & Guitari's latest offerings, the Organelle and ETC, allow artists to program new functionality and behaviors in real time. In this workshop we will introduce two powerful real-time programming environments, Pure Data and Python, and discuss how they are used inside the Organelle and ETC.  We will demonstrate how to create music and video behaviors from scratch, a fun and freeing experience.   

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

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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 →
avatar for Hacking Systems

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 l... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

VIP Engineer Tour of SSL Recording Truck (Group C)
Come have a drink and tour the Solid State Logic mobile recording studio at Motorco Park. Please arrive at The Pit no later than 4:30pm.  FOR VIP ENGINEER GROUP C ONLY.

The SSL Studio truck will feature real-time mixing of the Live performances during Moogfest using the award winning AWS 948 Delta console (featuring the newly upgraded SSL Delta-Control hybrid automation system) A Dante network will be used to route audio from the DAW computer to SSL Alpha-Link AD/DA converters via a Network I/O MADI-Bridge. From there the 48 channels of analog outs will be mixed using the AWS 948’s SuperAnalogue technology with additional processing from the X-Rack modular outboards equipment.


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Solid State Logic

From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals. With more... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
The Pit 321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

Nowtopia
Nowtopia is a place, an existence, a consciousness. Nowtopia is a constantly moving, intricate journey, a swim through nebula, the wet starstuff of human birth.

Join us for an intermedia sci-fi reading with Afrofuturist Affair & Metropolarity. 

Program Themes
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Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism is an intersectional theory and practice combining quantum physics, futurist traditions, and Black and African diasporic cultural traditions of consciousness, time, and space to develop temporal technologies that are more beneficial to marginalized peoples... Read More →

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Afrofuturist Affair

Black Quantum Futurism Collective is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair) exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an a... Read More →
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Metropolarity

METROPOLARITY is a corner store sci-fi & action collective based, bred, and tested in the colliding future-present of Philadelphia. | METROPOLARITY: The manifestation of contrasting principles, tendencies, or lifestyles in an urban system and any reactions resulting from encounte... Read More →


4:30pm

AI for Synths
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and learn how to create synthesisers driven through artificial neural networks, offering intelligent control of large numbers of synth parameters with just a few knobs, motion controllers or even biosignals. Join Goldsmiths University of London researchers who will introduce their new cross-platform machine learning and synthesis toolkit, RAPIDLib. They will also present a hardware modular synth that uses machine learning to control a range of synthesiser parameters via Control Voltage, baking AI into your modular setup.
Participants are asked to bring a laptop for the machine learning workshop. Headphones are also encouraged. 


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


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avatar for Rebecca Fiebrink

Rebecca Fiebrink

Lecturer, Goldsmiths University of London
Mick Grierson, Rebecca Fiebrink and Tom Richards are key members of the London-based Embodied Audiovisual Interaction Group at Goldsmiths. EAVI produce new technology for the creative industries, based on their research in digital signal processing, real-time interaction and mach... Read More →
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Mick Grierson

Mick Grierson, Rebecca Fiebrink and Tom Richards are key members of the London-based Embodied Audiovisual Interaction Group at Goldsmiths. EAVI produce new technology for the creative industries, based on their research in digital signal processing, real-time interaction and mach... Read More →

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Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London.  At Moogfest 2017, members of the Goldsmiths community will take part in our Future Thought Programming including Vivan Thi Tang, Mick Grierson, Rebecca Fiebrink, and Tom Richard... Read More →


5:00pm

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

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Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

#liquidskyberlinjam
As an opening act to the #illuminaughtytiritual, come listen to a live modular performance by #churchofspace artists and invited guests. Modeled after the 6-hour marathon sessions performed live on Berlin public TV and radio by #liquidskyberlin. Because techno wants to live, live, Berlin style.

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

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avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

Marc grew up in Paris France, where he acquired a PhD in Theoretical Physics before moving to the United States to work at MIT and permanently relocated to the US. He spent his early professional life in Silicon Valley pioneering business models of Open Source Software (JBoss). A... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.


5:00pm

VIP Exclusive at The Pit
Live the high life on the roof of The Pit. This laid-back, barbecue haunt provides the perfect perch to view all of Motorco Park all evening long. Enjoy free southern snacks from 5-6pm, Thursday-Saturday.

Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Pit 321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

Future Memories with Sound
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

During this hour-long workshop and conversation with Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother), participants will create future memories with sound. We will also experience sound as a act of deactivation and redemption by creating a sound space to combat oppression using our voices and gear from the Synth Library.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Program Themes
avatar for Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism is an intersectional theory and practice combining quantum physics, futurist traditions, and Black and African diasporic cultural traditions of consciousness, time, and space to develop temporal technologies that are more beneficial to marginalized peoples... Read More →

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avatar for Moor Mother

Moor Mother

Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a national and international touring musician and has performed at numerous festivals, colleges and universities sharing the stage with King Britt, Islam Chipsy, Claudia Rankine, and Bell Hooks and opening on tour for Screaming Females. A soundscape a... Read More →

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S1 Synth Library

S1, an artist-run non-profit, is home to the Synth Library, a publicly-accessible resource in Portland, Oregon. Since spring 2016, the Synth Library has hosted regular workshops and open library hours to educate and empower new people and communities to engage with modular synthe... Read More →


5:00pm

In Conversation with Animal Collective and Syrinx
Special guest Hannibal Buress will moderate this conversation for his live podcast.

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

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Animal Collective

At the beginning there were two of them – Avey Tare and Panda Bear – banging drums and tweaking synths in their bedrooms, singing strange and sometimes heartbreaking songs about imaginary friends and childhood pets. Carried along by washes of squalling feedback, the music was... Read More →
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Syrinx

co-presented by RVNG | | The two instrumental albums that Syrinx issued in the early 1970s sound little like the psychedelic music prevailing Toronto’s rock venues at the time, and are even further removed from the electronic tape experimentations spooled by a younger John Mil... Read More →


5:15pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

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Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

5:15pm

Prototyping Utopia
We live in a time when the stuff of science fiction from generations past comprises our lived reality. How these scientific and technological breakthroughs shape our present society–and how today’s rapidly developing innovations will shape the society of tomorrow–provides endless material for contemporary artists and creative practitioners to investigate and explore.

This panel discussion brings together artists, designers, technologists and activists from NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator for art, design and technology. The discussion will attempt to surface the inherent assumptions, choices, implicit biases, and ideals in their work.

Program Themes
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Sci-Fi Wishes and Utopian Dreams

"Science Fiction" has long been a way for artists to explore unknown futures. Authors, musicians, philosophers and filmmakers use scientific discovery and technical insight as the springboard to create entertaining and provocative works, while the engineers and researchers of tod... Read More →

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Public Science Agency

Public Science Agency (PSA) is a research lab and creative consultancy co-founded by Fei Liu and Francis Tseng. Together, they explore the possibilities of games and simulations as tools for illustrating how society uses technology, and how technology informs social behavior.
avatar for Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi

Co-Founder, School for Poetic Computation
Taeyoon Choi is an artist and educator based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and storytelling that often leads to interventions in public spaces. He has published books about urbanism and is currently working on a book of drawi... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Dinkins

Stephanie Dinkins

Stephanie Dinkins is an artist and professor at Stony Brook University interested in creating platforms for ongoing dialog about artificial intelligence as it intersects race, gender, aging and our future histories. She is particularly driven to work with communities of color to... Read More →
avatar for Julia Kaganskiy

Julia Kaganskiy

Julia Kaganskiy is a curator, editor and cultural producer focused on art and technology.She is currently director of the New Museum's art, technology and design incubator, scheduled to open at 231 Bowery in summer 2014.Previously she was global editor of The Creators Project, an international arts initiative from... Read More →

Program Partners
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NEW INC

NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. It occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and presentation space, and each year selects an outstanding interdisciplinary community of one hundred members who are investigating new ideas and developing sustainable practices. NEW INC is a creative ecosystem that aims to foster cultural value, not just capital value. The program brings together boundary-pushing professionals who are inventing new forms and pursuing new models in fields as varied as music, interactive art, fashion, gaming, architecture, film, performing arts, product design, and web development, among... Read More →


5:15pm

Moog Mandala: Music, Motion, Meditation
IO Workshop & Mélong Ling presents The Moog Mandala. The word "mandala" is a Sanskrit word meaning universal harmony. This family fun workshop will engage participants in light warm-up stretches, meditation and partner poses. Kids and grown-up kids will create unique Moog Mandala art pieces, using cutout waveforms and shapes. 

Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 
** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for middle school and older students. A festival ticket is not required to attend.
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 


Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

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avatar for Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

Joseph is a certified Yantra Yoga teacher, producer, award-winning multimedia artist. He is also the Executive Director of IO Workshop - Mélong Ling, a non-profit organization with a mission to educate, cultivate creativity and rediscover clarity through yoga, art and science. J... Read More →
avatar for Valencia S. Wood, CYT

Valencia S. Wood, CYT

Valencia is a certified Yantra Yoga teacher and a student of internationally-renowned Fabio Andrico, Chogyal Namkai Norbu’s foremost student. She deems herself as a world citizen with the belief that true and committed learning about cultures — outside of her own — lends to... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Living Arts Collective 410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

5:30pm

In Conversation: Derrick May and Mike G
Join Derrick May and Mike G (of the Jungle Brothers) in a conversation exploring their respective careers and creative process.

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

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Mike G

Mike G of ​​Jungle Brothers, the first hip hop group that pioneered the Fusion of Jazz, Hip-Hop and House music. The club hit single "I'll House You" is known for being the first hip-house record recorded outside of the Chicago scene. The group's debut album, Straight out the... Read More →
avatar for Derrick May

Derrick May

Derrick May is one of the greatest living figures in electronic music, and one of the few in any genre who has helped to originate a style that has changed the sound and form of popular music across the world: techno.Born in Detroit on April 6, 1963, May met the other founding fa... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

5:30pm

Behind the Scenes with 3D Sound and Circuit Des Yeux
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join special guest musician Circuits Des Yeux and the Virginia Tech ICAT team in a behind the scenes exploration of what it takes to setup and operate a 24 channel immersive audio system. We'll take a look at cabling, computing, and software used to make 3D sound in a sneak preview for Engineer and VIP pass holders only with a unique spatial sound environment.

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avatar for Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon’s computer music focuses on articulated noise, spatial orchestration and computer chamber music. His publicly released software includes the object collections FFTease and LyonPotpourri, written for Max/MSP and Pd. He is the author of “Designing Audio Objects for Ma... Read More →
avatar for Charles Nichols

Charles Nichols

Composer, violinist, and computer music researcher Charles Nichols (www.charlesnichols.com) explores the expressive potential of instrumental ensembles, computer music systems, and combinations of the two, for the concert stage, and collaborations with dance, video, and installat... Read More →
avatar for Mike Roan

Mike Roan

Mike Roan holds a PhD, and MS in Acoustics and a BS in Physics from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently the John R. Jones III faculty fellow with the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech working in the areas of immersive audio, psychoacoustics, and di... Read More →
avatar for Tanner Upthegrove

Tanner Upthegrove

Tanner Upthegrove holds undergraduate degrees in Recording Arts and Business from Full Sail University and is pursuing a MFA in Theatre: Spatial Audio at Virginia Tech. Tanner joined Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology in 2013 as audiovisual design and... Read More →
avatar for Circuit Des Yeux

Circuit Des Yeux

Haley Fohr’s music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience... Read More →

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Virginia Tech ICAT

A university-level research institute sitting at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered within Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. By forging a pathway between transdisciplinary research an... Read More →


5:30pm

Brain Waves and Music
Limited Capacity full
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Can we use ANY data to create compelling music? What can we learn about musical creativity by looking at our brain waves? You might not find answers to these questions, but this exploration of sound might uncover something like music. This presentation / workshop will cover recent research in sonification and EEG at Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT).
Participants are asked to bring their own laptop.


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
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Mike Winters

R. Michael Winters is a pianist and Ph.D. student at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT). Beginning research in high-energy particle physics, his interest in data sonification led him to the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. His work at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Lab (IDMIL) explored the application of sonification as a tool for music research, targeting data in musical emotion, expressive gesture, and symbolic music. While pursuing his... Read More →

Program Partners
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Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, design, and liberal arts. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by professors Gil... Read More →


5:30pm

Witchcraft & Code: Female & Non-Binary
Limited Capacity full
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Learn to build a web-based music visualizer with code, intuition, and magic. We will learn some coding basics and then use exploratory coding methods and divination to create a sound-responsive sketch. This workshop seeks to make space for femme-friendly approaches to working with technology.

Particapants are required to bring their own laptop. Before attending this workshop, please download "p5.js complete" from http://p5js.org/download/ and have available any song or sound sample in an .mp3 format on said laptop.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Talent
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Krista Anne

Krista Anne is a North Carolina based artist, focused making the feminine experience and the logic of the heart visible in technology and business. She is a graduate of The School of Poetic Computation, and the cofounder of The Mothership, an alternative workspace, retail shop, a... Read More →


5:30pm

Masterclass: Lafawndah & Princess Nokia
Talent
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Lafawndah

Producer and singer Yasmine Dubois has only been making music as Lafawndah for a short time, but already she’s causing ripples worldwide with her intriguing take on pan-cultural avant-world music, while making her mark as a futuristic global electronic adventurist. Influenced b... Read More →
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Princess Nokia

PRINCESS NOKIA is a musical collaboration between Destiny Ortiz and Christopher Lare. The pair met through a mutual friend and began to working together in early 2013. Looking to build a new genre, while embracing existing subgenres, PRINCESS NOKIA has created a neo-futuristic so... Read More →


5:45pm

Sounds from Scratch: Build a Virtual Synth
Limited Capacity full
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A workshop where participants learn how to build a virtual synth using Tassman. You will look at the fundamental components of a synth like the controller, VCOs, VCAs, LFOs, envelope generators, control voltages, etc., and how each affect the final sound.

Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC), download and install the free demo of Tassman from AAS found here -- https://www.applied-acoustics.com/tassman/trial/ 


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

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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Scott Metcalfe

Scott Metcalfe is an audio engineer and music technologist based in Baltimore, MD where he is Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Institute, Program Coordinator for the Sound Concentration of Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs MA degree in Film and Media, an... Read More →

Program Partners
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Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute

The Peabody Institute is Johns Hopkins University's school of music — boasting a preeminent faculty, and a collaborative learning environment. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Scott Metcalfe of Johns Hopskins. Metcalfe is an audio engineer and music technologist based in Baltimore, MD where he is Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Institute, Program Coordinator for the Sound Concentration of... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

6:00pm

#illuminaughtyritual
Join the #churchofspace for an early evening of #illuminaughtyritual theater. Fulfill the Illuminatus trilogy prophecy of Wilson. Participate in these one-time Illuminaughty invocations to the Knights and Sisters of Chaos. Hail Eris! All hail Discordia! Adapted and implemented from the occult classics by Peter J. Carroll.

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
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Marc Fleury

Marc grew up in Paris France, where he acquired a PhD in Theoretical Physics before moving to the United States to work at MIT and permanently relocated to the US. He spent his early professional life in Silicon Valley pioneering business models of Open Source Software (JBoss). A... Read More →
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Park Krausen

Park Krausen last appeared at Actor’s Express in Fair Use by Sarah Gubbins. She has performed with Lincoln Center LRS, Hartford Stage, The Alliance Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare, About Face Theater/ Chicago Dramatists, Theatre Emory, Out of Hand (core member) Georgia Shak... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
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Christof Veillon

Christof Veillon was born and raised in Lyon, France and studied Theater in Paris. He performed at La Comédie Française, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, and numbers of Theaters in France and in Europe. He has appeared in several TV movies and films. From 2010 to 2016, Christof leaved in the US. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he began his American career by directing and performing a tribute to the famous Serge Gainsbourg. In 2011, he went on to play leads in independent films and act in local Theater productions like "Théâtre du Rêve -Theater of theDream";. He traveled back to Paris to the Théâtre National de Chaillot as an actor in “Vicious Dogs on Premises” with Witness Relocation, a New York City-based production company. In 2013, he played a role in the James Wan’s feature film “The Conjuring.” For 4 years he served as Co-Artistic Director of TdR (Theater of the Dream). Christof wrote and directed in 2014 “Jardin des Tuileries – Time Travel,” presented in conjunction with an exhibit in partnership with the Musée du Louvre at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. That same year, he directed the one-night fashion-theatre- dining event “SO COCO” - inspired by Coco a play by B.M Koltès - at the Goat Farm Arts Center. He performed in the Out of Hand Theater production “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.” He then met Marc Fleury with whom he traveled to Berlin to record the very first versionof POÈMES ÉLECTRONIQUES and performed live on ALEX TV show with the Liquid Sky Berlin artist collective. He then directed and performed POÈMES ÉLECTRONIQUES The Birds Eye at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. Today, Christof leaves in the area of Lyon, France, he performed and directed a other version of Poèmes Électroniques in Paris last September 2016 at the 59 RIVOLI. More recently he directed a performance called... Read More →


6:00pm

Mini Oramics
Limited Capacity full
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Daphne Oram (1925–2003) was one of the first British composers to produce electronic sound. She was the creator of the Oramics technique, co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and a central figure in the evolution of electronic music. Inspired by the Minimoog, Oram designed Mini-Oramics as an attempt to bring her original early 60's Oramics machine to a greater audience, but it was never built.
In this special workshop, led by Goldsmiths University of London, participants are introduced to the newly completed Mini-Oramics system. This new realisation is the only working Oramics system in the world, and can be integrated into contemporary modular synth setups through the use of standard CV/Gate. 

Before attending, participants are asked to familiarize themselves with the project: http://minioramics.blogspot.co.uk/


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
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Tom Richards

Mick Grierson, Rebecca Fiebrink and Tom Richards are key members of the London-based Embodied Audiovisual Interaction Group at Goldsmiths. EAVI produce new technology for the creative industries, based on their research in digital signal processing, real-time interaction and mach... Read More →

Program Partners
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Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London.  At Moogfest 2017, members of the Goldsmiths community will take part in our Future Thought Programming including Vivan Thi Tang, Mick Grierson, Rebecca Fiebrink, and Tom Richard... Read More →


6:00pm

Jeremy Dance
Michael Stipe presents a never-before-seen installation at Moogfest 2017. Featuring a compilation of video footage he shot in New York City of artist Jeremy Ayers, that explores desire and movement. Using Moog gear, Stipe has scored the piece, marking his first solo composition ever.

The installation will be on view in front of the American Underground building on West Main Street throughout the festival.

Moogfest pass holders can experience the installation from inside the American Underground Storefront during the following hours: 

- Thursday May 18th: 7PM - Midnight
- Friday May 19th: 6PM - Midnight
- Saturday May 20th: 6PM - Midnight
- Sunday May 21st: Noon - 6PM


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

Talent
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Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe, American, born 1960, is an artist, producer and singer/songwriter. He fronted the band R.E.M. for 31 years, selling over 100 million records and touring the world. As film producer he made over 25 feature films, including Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich and Todd... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am
American Underground Storefront 201 W. Main St., Suite 101 Durham, NC 27701

6:00pm

Four on The Floor

Join local Durham party instigators, The Floor, for a durational DJ performance at Durham's premier underground lounge. DJs will go back-to-back during a continuous 8 hour techno and house mix with live visuals and lighting, featuring Bosslady, Andrius, Sound Resurgence, Lady Fingers, 3ZKL, Strider.

Come get your 4x4 with The Floor.

Talent
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3ZKL

3ZKL has been DJing warehouse raves, art galleries and everything in between for nearly two decades. Inspired by the classic techno and dusty Florida breakbeats of his youth, 3ZKL's hybrid DJ sets are built upon deep house grooves mixed with live programed 909 drums and 303 acid... Read More →
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Andrius

Deejaying since 2008, Andrius has been featured on a weekly dance show on Shoutdrive.com as well as his own iTunes podcast before focusing on live performances with Shut Up and Dance, The Floor, and Mosaic Music Fest in Raleigh. His favorite genres are deep house, funky house, an... Read More →
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Bosslady

Born in Newark, NJ, Felisa Renee Scott, relocated to Durham in 2010. Currently spinning soulful, classic, and deep house, she is the CEO of Black Diamond DJs and organizer of the burgeoning Durham House Music Meetup.
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Lady Fingers

Born up North and raised in the South, Lady Fingers has gained an appreciation for every genre of music imaginable. Growing up in Dallas, she went to Level Five, the only underage club in Deep Ellum, where her love for house music was born. Developing her taste for house music at... Read More →
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Sound Resurgence

Over the past five years, Sound Resurgence has molded a unique style and versatile sound that creates an atmosphere of beat-driven bliss as he crafts a world that is underground, yet dripping with glitter and glamour. Refreshing your palate with sweet melodies, crisp basslines, a... Read More →
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Strider

Spinning an eclectic mix of House, Tech, and Nu Disco, Strider cut his teeth on house music in the late 90s before leaving his native NC for the sun and fun of Miami. Seeing some of the worlds best DJs, clubs, and parties, he gained an appreciation for what makes the floor move a... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30am
Arcana Bar and Lounge 331 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

6:15pm

London O'Connor
You may also watch this session live for FREE at moogfest.com

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London O'Connor

O∆, the debut album from self produced American songwriter, London O’Connor, is a post-any-genre narrative told through vivid and visual production he made from the contents of his backpack while sleeping on floors and couches in New York City. It details the suburban world h... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

7:00pm

Honoring Dave Smith
Moogfest will be hosting a reception in honor of synth design icon Dave Smith visiting the festival. Dave has contributed various ideas to the synthesizer community for over 45 years and we will be recognizing his innovative work. Join us at 7pm in the Modular Marketplace as we share this moment of appreciation for Dave Smith.

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Dave Smith

DSI is helmed by legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner Dave Smith, the original founder of Sequential Circuits in the mid-70s. Dave designed the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synth—and the first musical instrument with an embedded microp... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

7:30pm

Pye Corner Audio
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Pye Corner Audio

Pipe aficionado, analogue evangelist and inventor of the 'psychic stereophonic reproduction' technique. Currently perfecting his wood-fired mastering method.


Friday May 19, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

7:30pm

Dance Wave
Experience authentic self-expression in a safe space free of judgment, talking, and instruction (opening and closing circles aside) with DJ JIL.

Explore delicious states of being, from stillness to unfettered wildness through self-directed freeform movement in community. The practice takes us on a movement journey with musical texture and form, facilitating profound connection with body and self.

** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 


**Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Talent
JC

Jil Christensen

Jil Christensen is a musical polymath  - a producer, pianist, DJ and composer living in North Carolina. Her live electronic music uses ​​​her extensive collection of field recordings ​that include​ ​her ​hydrophone recordings of the ocean, ​clinical recordings of the human body; ​to ​social justice demonstrations. Her improvisatory sets draw... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Living Arts Collective 410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

7:45pm

Sudan Archives
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Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives is a 22 year-old self-taught violinist/vocalist who writes, plays, and produces her own music. Originally from Cincinnati, she now lives in Los Angeles where she is working on her debut album for Stones Throw.

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music generically ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. | | Leaving Records i... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

7:45pm

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

Talent
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Zola Jesus

For her 5th studio album, TAIGA, Nika relocated from central Los Angeles to Vashon Island in the Puget Sound, in effort to immerse herself in the natural world. Vashon is a densely-wooded enclave with no bridges connecting it to the mainland. The taiga is the world’s largest te... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

8:30pm

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

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Gaika

Born out of his travels through the many global currents of contemporary London, GAIKA’s music is dark yet melodic, experimental yet catchy. While drawing strongly from his Brixton upbringing and his Jamaican and Grenadian heritage, GAIKA’s sound is ultimately expansive, seam... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

8:30pm

Live Score from 'Stranger Things'
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein are members of the American synth band S U R V I V E and composers of the soundtrack to Netlix's hit series "Stranger Things".

The television show references the classics of VHS era science fiction and horror movies, while the accompanying music recalls John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream, the masters of tension and synth soundscapes. In this performance, Dixon and Stein reimagine their popular soundtrack music for a live theatre audience.

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


8:30pm

#liquidskyberlinjam
Closing the night, come listen to a live modular performance by #churchofspace artists and invited guests. Modeled after the 6-hour marathon sessions performed live on Berlin public TV and radio by #liquidskyberlin. Because techno wants to live, live, Berlin style.

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
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Marc Fleury

Marc grew up in Paris France, where he acquired a PhD in Theoretical Physics before moving to the United States to work at MIT and permanently relocated to the US. He spent his early professional life in Silicon Valley pioneering business models of Open Source Software (JBoss). A... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.


8:50pm

Not Waving
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Not Waving

Not Waving is the solo alias of London-via-Italy producer Alessio Natalizia, an ambitious project through which he’s been tirelessly churning out woozy analogue electronics. | Since 2013, Natalizia has released the murky atmospherics of debut Umwelt, followed by the sublime, ca... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 8:50pm - 9:50pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

9:00pm

Tasha The Amazon
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Friday May 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

9:05pm

Circuit Des Yeux
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Circuit Des Yeux

Haley Fohr’s music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:05pm - 10:05pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

9:15pm

Jessy Lanza
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Jessy Lanza

Jessy Lanza's second album 'Oh No' is addressed to her own constant nervousness. The pressure of music making, which used to calm her nerves, has led to a whole new world of contingencies that stoke the anxiety mill. The exclamation 'Oh No,' for Jessy, marks yet another incident... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

9:50pm

Simian Mobile Disco
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Simian Mobile Disco

Every musician needs to take action to keep themselves fresh from time to time, but James Ford and Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco have really gone to extremes this time: they've completely abandoned every tool they previously used to make music. The duo have never been ones to f... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:50pm - 11:15pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

Marshall Jones (DJ Set)
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Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones started in mid 1999 out of Gotham Nightclub in Chapel Hill, NC during the rave era. Gaining a vast knowledge and skills in the DJ booth, this led to him having an internship with Ovum Records and moving to Orlando to attend college at Full Sail University. During c... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Surf Club 703 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

RVNG Intl. and Hisham Bharoocha (DJ Set)
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RVNG Intl.

RVNG Intl will participate in our inaugural Prelude to Sleep series at Moogfest 2017. These cosmic listening parties combine playback of ambient recordings with projected visuals for audiences to wind down at the end of each night. The label will present a compilation of music fr... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Surf Club 703 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

VIP Bulleit (and Beer) Bar at The Armory
Located on the SECOND FLOOR of the Armory, come enjoy a specialty VIP bar with Bulliet cocktails and select Oskar Blues brews for purchase.

Partners
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Oskar Blues

THE ORIGINAL CRAFT BREW IN A CAN. In 2002, our funky little Colorado grown brew-pub started stuffing our huge, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale in a can (Dale's Pale Ale). That not only began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, but has grown to add a brewery to the hills of Pi... Read More →
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Bulleit Bourbon

To this day, Bulleit™ Bourbon is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon's character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone. Our aging philosophy is simple: we wait until our bourbon is ready. As Bulleit enthusiasts know, rye has always been our cornerstone. In this tradition, we're proud to present... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00am
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

10:10pm

Mumdance
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Mumdance

Building on his reputation for eclecticism and reinvention, Jack Adams, better known as Mumdance, is back with his new LP - Twists and Turns. After a two-year hiatus, taking time away from touring, clearing his show-addled mind, and switching from software to hardware based produ... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:10pm - 11:10pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

10:30pm

Princess Nokia
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Princess Nokia

PRINCESS NOKIA is a musical collaboration between Destiny Ortiz and Christopher Lare. The pair met through a mutual friend and began to working together in early 2013. Looking to build a new genre, while embracing existing subgenres, PRINCESS NOKIA has created a neo-futuristic so... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

10:30pm

Visible Cloaks
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Visible Cloaks

co-presented by RVNG | | Visible Cloaks’ Reassemblage is a collection of delicately rendered passages of silence and sound that invokes – and invites – consciousness. The foundation of the duo’s second album is gently poured upon the ground their musical predecessors exp... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30pm - 11:45pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

10:45pm

Animal Collective
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Animal Collective

At the beginning there were two of them – Avey Tare and Panda Bear – banging drums and tweaking synths in their bedrooms, singing strange and sometimes heartbreaking songs about imaginary friends and childhood pets. Carried along by washes of squalling feedback, the music was... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:45pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Derrick May
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Derrick May

Derrick May is one of the greatest living figures in electronic music, and one of the few in any genre who has helped to originate a style that has changed the sound and form of popular music across the world: techno.Born in Detroit on April 6, 1963, May met the other founding fa... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30am
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Silent Servant
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Silent Servant

Silent Servant’s prolific output as a producer and artist has laid the groundwork for much of the most ambitious and forward thinking electronic music of today. As a member of the now defunct Sandwell District, he helped force the hand of change with uncompromising ability. And... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30am
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

11:59pm

Baltra (DJ set)
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Baltra

NY-based dance producer Michael Baltra creates ruff-hewn house music that feels otherworldly and emotive. Set against a bedrock of distinctive drum programming, Baltra tracks unfold in a swirl of contemplative melodies and spoken word vocals. The combination is haunting – dance... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:59pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00am
Surf Club 703 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

12:00am

'Maya Deren: Prelude to Generating a Dream Palette'

Laurie Speigel's 2016 score to Peter Schmideg's experimental animated film "Maya Deren: Prelude to Generating a Dream Palette" screens nightly as part of the Prelude to Sleep series.

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

Talent
avatar for Laurie Spiegel (Score)

Laurie Spiegel (Score)

Composer Laurie Spiegel's music draws on her classical training, pre-classical lute and folk banjo roots, but she is also a computer programmer, software designer and visual and video artist and often-published theorist. She is known worldwide for her pioneering work with several... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am - 12:20am
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00am

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

Talent
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Lafawndah

Producer and singer Yasmine Dubois has only been making music as Lafawndah for a short time, but already she’s causing ripples worldwide with her intriguing take on pan-cultural avant-world music, while making her mark as a futuristic global electronic adventurist. Influenced b... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am - 1:15am
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

12:30am

Prelude to Sleep: Driftless Ambient
Join Driftless Recordings DJs (Joel Ford & Patrick McDermott) as they select ambient and left field cuts for this late night chill out / mind-melt. Attendees should be fully prepared to expand their minds, relax their bodies, lounge and listen. Expect to hear flashes of Music Concrete and classics by Terry Riley, Fennesz, CFCF, Dopplereffekt, and more.

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

Talent
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Driftless Recordings

Driftless Recordings is the brainchild of Joel Ford and Patrick McDermott and will participate in our inaugural Prelude to Sleep series at Moogfest 2017. These cosmic listening parties combine playback of ambient recordings with projected visuals for audiences to wind down at the... Read More →


 
Saturday, May 20
 

8:00am

VIP Exclusive at Cocoa Cinnamon
Kick your morning off right at Cocoa Cinnamon with a free regular coffee between 8-9am, Friday-Sunday.

Saturday May 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Cocoa Cinnamon 420 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

9:30am

Is the Vintage Synth Market Headed for a Downturn?
The market for vintage synths continues to climb to historical heights. Join Justin Delay, Director of Digital at Reverb, Dan Orkin, Content Director at Reverb, and Grant Winship, Listings Manager at Reverb, to trace decades of price trends in the synth market, examine the status of the vintage synth market today with an eye on trends in new products from various manufacturers.

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

Talent
JD

Justin DeLay

Justin DeLay is director of digital at Reverb.com, the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear. Justin leads Reverb SYNC, the marketplace’s destination for music software and plugins, as well as Reverb Lessons - the online marketplace that connects... Read More →

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Reverb

Reverb.com is the online marketplace for musicians to buy, sell and learn about new, used, vintage and handmade music gear. When Reverb launched in 2013, it was founded on the principle that buying and selling musical instruments should be easy and affordable. Since then it's become a thriving marketplace that connects millions of people around the world to the gear and the inspiration needed to make music. The Reverb Marketplace is made up of hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Build a Light Theremin
Students age 10 - 18 build their own working Light Theremin Circuit from scratch. Using a solderless breadboard with the popular 555 timer chip and other basic electronic components, participants will have a hands-on experience that will encourage them to take on more complex projects like synthesizers, sequencers, and other signal-generating technology. Each student will get to take home their theremin kit for future experimentation! Past Moogfest instructor/presenter Dr. Blankenstein has worked closely with Kramden Institute to curate the kits for this year’s Light Theremin workshop.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children & students ages 10 to 18. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

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 →
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Kramden Institute

Kramden Institute

Kramden Institute is a Durham, NC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students, families, and communities with the technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide. Our core program, Kramden Tech Scholars, awards free refurbished computers to low-income... Read More →
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Lile Stephens

Kramden Institute

Partners
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The Forest at Duke

Internationally accredited by CARF/CCAC, Fitch rated, and neighbor to the Duke University campus and medical center, The Forest at Duke is a vibrant, not-for-profit 501(c)3 continuing care retirement community. Over 800 residents from 38 different states have chosen to call The Forest home since its opening in... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
The Iron Yard 334 Blackwell St, B001, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Mini Oramics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Daphne Oram (1925–2003) was one of the first British composers to produce electronic sound. She was the creator of the Oramics technique, co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and a central figure in the evolution of electronic music. Inspired by the Minimoog, Oram designed Mini-Oramics as an attempt to bring her original early 60's Oramics machine to a greater audience, but it was never built.
In this special workshop, led by Goldsmiths University of London, participants are introduced to the newly completed Mini-Oramics system. This new realisation is the only working Oramics system in the world, and can be integrated into contemporary modular synth setups through the use of standard CV/Gate. 

Before attending, participants are asked to familiarize themselves with the project: http://minioramics.blogspot.co.uk/


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Talent
avatar for Tom Richards

Tom Richards

Mick Grierson, Rebecca Fiebrink and Tom Richards are key members of the London-based Embodied Audiovisual Interaction Group at Goldsmiths. EAVI produce new technology for the creative industries, based on their research in digital signal processing, real-time interaction and mach... Read More →

Program Partners
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Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London.  At Moogfest 2017, members of the Goldsmiths community will take part in our Future Thought Programming including Vivan Thi Tang, Mick Grierson, Rebecca Fiebrink, and Tom Richard... Read More →


10:00am

AI Jam Session and NSynth Demo
Come play with the newest musical technologies developed by the Google Brain team as part of the Magenta project. Demonstrations include an interactive "AI Jam Session" where you can play along with neural networks for generating melodies, accompaniments, and drum loops. You can also try our "neural synthesizer" (NSynth), which allows you to explore the high dimensional sonic landscape of musical instruments–both real and "imagined"–using neural networks to generate the notes. Ever wanted to know what a cross between an electric bass and a flute might sound like? Now's your chance to find out! (No musical or technical experience necessary)


** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program. A festival ticket is not required to attend.


Program Themes
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Transhumanism

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. Toda... Read More →

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Magenta by Google Brain

Magenta is a Google Brain project to ask and answer the questions, “Can we use machine learning to create compelling art and music? If so, how? If not, why not?” Our work is done in TensorFlow, and we regularly release our models and tools in open source. These are accompanie... Read More →

Partners
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Google

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Google Brain's research project... Read More →


10:00am

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group B2) (Engineer Pass)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer. The hands-on workshop is conducted in two, four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 


** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event.

Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Modular Marketplace
Modular Marketplace: is a bazaar featuring the top designers of boutique music tech tools and their latest creations. A global community of manufacturers, designers, and tech enthusiasts are gathered in a creative and thoughtful environment made for the modern electronic musician and instrument design enthusiast.  

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

Partners
avatar for Universal Audio

Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., Universal Audio has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarded as the father of modern recording... Read More →
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Audulus

Audulus. A Modular Audio Processing App for iPad, iPhone, Mac, Linux, and Windows. Created by Developer Taylor Holliday. Promoted by Mark Boyd, Audulus Evangelist. With Audulus, you can build synthesizers from first principles, design new sounds, or process audio — all with real... Read More →
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Voltage & Company

Details coming soon...
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4ms Company

4ms Company offers alternatives to traditional instruments with our poly-rhythmic clock modules that create evolving complex mathematical beat patterns, a resonator that can cast pop music into micro-tonal keys, a chaos generator that confounds attempts to make the same sound twi... Read More →
avatar for Control

Control

Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. We specialize in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital.
avatar for EarthQuaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices

Do you like effects pedals? We do! Here at EarthQuaker Devices, we like pedals so much that we make them one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cuyahoga River pumps white-hot liquid magma into the steam engine that powers our great riff factory in the sky.Our PhilosophyWe believe that effects pedals should be simple and user-friendly, with lots of practical, useable, and musical sounds, but should also be a launchpad for sonic exploration and aural innovation. Most of all, they should always work correctly all of the time, which is why each and every single EarthQuaker Devices pedal is hand built, hand tested, and guaranteed for life! We use only the highest quality components, but if for some crazy reason your pedal does break, send it back to us and we will fix it for you!HistoryJamie Stillman's interest in electronics began the day his favorite overdrive broke. After seeing how simple the pedal was on the inside, Jamie thought to himself... Read More →
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Dreadbox

Dreadbox is a company based in Athens, Greece that makes analog effect pedals and analog synthesizers. Their products include Sonic Bits, Square Tides, Disorder, Spacemen2, Cocktail, Kappa, Lamda, Taff, The Murmux Initiate, The Murmux Semi-modular, and The Murmux Pedalsynth.
avatar for Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics

Modal Electronics is a UK-headquartered designer and manufacturer of electronic musical instruments. Based in Bristol, the company employs a team of eight engineers in the design of its synthesisers. Modal Electronics instruments bring cutting-edge technology and user interface f... Read More →
avatar for Steady State Fate

Steady State Fate

Steady State: an unvarying condition in a physical process.Fate: an inevitable outcome or event.With a focus on modern analog electronics, SSF is dedicated to producing original, high quality modules in the eurorack modular synthesizer format. Our concepts are realized through pr... Read More →
avatar for Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments develops innovative hardware and software technologies that allow musicians to interface with computers in exciting new ways. Based in Berkeley, California, KMI’s products provide today’s musician with the tools needed to bring new dimensions of express... Read More →
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Kitsch-Bent

Since 2006, Kitsch-Bent has striven for a closer symbiosis between the musical synthesizer and video game console communities. Born in a search for a cheaper VCO option in his personal modular synth rig, Kitsch-Bent stumbled into the world of chipmusic; the creation of music via... Read More →
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Landscape

Landscape is a Brooklyn, NY based designer creating standalone electronic instruments utilizing obsolete technology.
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Moon Modular

The ”LUNAR EXPERIENCE“ group of musicians & engineers is developing modules for analog modular synthesizers under the brand name "Moon Modular" following the MU (Moog Unit) standard . Main objective is being ease of use, especially in live performance situations, on stage and in... Read More →
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Make Noise

What started as a re-visioning of jettisoned music technology has grown into a crew of folks working together in Asheville, NC, to design and build some pretty strange, but thoughtful modular synthesizers. We see our instruments as a collaboration with musicians who create once i... Read More →
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Sensel

Sensel
The Sensel Morph is an all-in-one, multi-touch and pressure sensitive input device. The Morph can be used by musicians as a lightweight and portable drum pad, keyboard, DJ controller, and more and is compatible with all midi programs.
avatar for STG Soundlabs

STG Soundlabs

Maker of the world's most musical synthesiser modules in both Moog and Eurorack format, STG Soundlabs has been slinging product and authoring content from the small midwestern hamlet of Chillicothe, Illinois since 2005.
avatar for Sunhouse

Sunhouse

Sunhouse is a new kind of music tech company founded by three Chicano siblings from Los Angeles: a team of musicians, engineers and designers creating high-tech systems that enable new forms of musical creativity. Sunhouse technology is created with the vision of building systems with musical intelligence; systems that are smart enough to listen to and respond to a... Read More →
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ThinkingHz

An indie record label for handmade soundtoys and diy instruments, ThinkingHZ is a collective of NYC-based electronic music artists, building and selling the objects of their dreams. The collective's contributing creators are Johann Diedrick, Mark Kleback (founder), Michelle Corte... Read More →
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Erogenous Tones

Erogenous Tones is an audio hardware and software company founded by Rick Burnett in 2015 to pursue his passions as an electrical engineer and musician. After being introduced to the eurorack modular synth format at Moogfest 2012, his interest was drawn towards participation in t... Read More →
avatar for Copper Traces

Copper Traces

Copper Traces is a new manufacturer of Eurorack synthesizer modules. Our first module, Seek, is a 64 step CV/gate sequencer in 12hp. It was designed to bring the simplicity and hands-on playability of analog designs to a compact and versatile digital sequencer. We are excited to... Read More →
avatar for Control Voltage

Control Voltage

Control Voltage is a specialized music instrument shop focused on electronic instruments, who’s main thing is new modular, analog and digital synthesizers but also sell vintage and used gear to Portland, Oregon's community of electronic musicians as well as online to the world. They also stock a bunch of MIDI controllers, drum machines, accessories, cables and kits for those who want to build their own stuff, music, media, accessories and a carefully curated selection of handmade oddities. CV holds free workshops on new gear, music production, basic synthesis and advanced techniques... Read More →
avatar for Zorx

Zorx

ZORX is a maker of the things you want.


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Moog Pop-up Factory
Moog Music temporarily moves its production to The Moog Pop Up Factory at Moogfest where the company will live build a new limited edition synthesizer.  Beyond manufacturing, the space is an immersive music tech playground where the minds at Moog create one-of-a-kind interactive experiences all technology fans can be inspired by.

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

Talent
avatar for Moog Music

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 →

Partners
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Guitar Center

Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 260 stores across the U.S. 2014 marks the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Brand as we continue to help people make music from coast to coast. In addition, the Music... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Power Plant Boiler Room 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Shinola Audio at the Moog Pop-Up Factory
Come check out Shinola’s first audio product, The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast. Featuring a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.  

Also on display will be Shinola's bookshelf speakers. Handcrafted from the ground up by Alex Rosson and our Shinola Audio team, our sleek and active bookshelf speakers are the perfect pairing optimized for our Runwell Turntable. With only three cables to plug in, set up is simple and designed to seamlessly complement your home system. The active Bookshelf speakers were crafted, innovated, and technologically mastered by the Shinola Audio team to achieve the superb imaging, powerful lows, warm mids and articulate highs. The pure sound fills any room with our detailed Shinola Audio sound signature.


Partners
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Shinola

In 2012 we set out to build the first watch factory in Detroit and to create jobs by doing so. Today we achieved that goal and have since opened a leather factory, employing over 200 individuals in manufacturing through that effort. To further our mission, we embarked on a journey into the... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Power Plant Boiler Room 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

10:30am

Deconstructing Star Wars
We all know the Star Wars Universe. What if we created a new world inside that universe? A world where characters from other popular movies and shows can co-exist, and where a new soundtrack supports the action? Come create new character, and improvise scenes with the audience's help. Gandalf has something important to tell Obi Wan. Yoda had another apprentice who still exists? A Koala Bear? Come be part of a new saga and let’s shape a world in the process.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children ages XX and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

Talent
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McQueen Adams

Fresh off a tour with Funny or Die and creator of the new Comedy Central Snapchat series “Heads Will Roll” McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio- visual universe. His new show "SAN PED... Read More →


10:30am

Makey Music

Join NCC Fab Lab and turn (al)most anything into something you can compose beautiful music with. In this workshop, participants will use create innovative music machines using Makey Makey and open source music production software.

Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program. A festival ticket is not required to attend.
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

10:30am

Moga
Start the day with yoga and relaxation before a full day of festival programming. Breathe, connect, and experience yoga set to a Moogfest playlist. This is an all-levels vinyasa yoga class.

Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat if possible!


** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

**Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Talent
avatar for Jessica Collette

Jessica Collette

Jessica has been teaching in Durham for almost 6 years. She views her classes as a chance to practice relaxation, mindfulness, and compassion on the mat, which will hopefully overflow into daily life. | Yoga has brought more mindfulness, awareness, love, and respect into Jessica... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
The Rooftop at The Durham 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

10:45am

Science is Fiction!
This workshop series explores the ways that women and people of color are represented in mainstream science fiction film and literature, and how science fiction "Afrofuturism" can be used to empower people of color and women and used to increase the visibility of positive images of these groups in the media and popular culture.
Part of the workshop series: Using AfroFuturism to Examine Reality 


** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for middle and high-school students and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
avatar for Sci-Fi Wishes and Utopian Dreams

Sci-Fi Wishes and Utopian Dreams

"Science Fiction" has long been a way for artists to explore unknown futures. Authors, musicians, philosophers and filmmakers use scientific discovery and technical insight as the springboard to create entertaining and provocative works, while the engineers and researchers of tod... Read More →
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Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism is an intersectional theory and practice combining quantum physics, futurist traditions, and Black and African diasporic cultural traditions of consciousness, time, and space to develop temporal technologies that are more beneficial to marginalized peoples... Read More →
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Afrofuturist Affair

Afrofuturist Affair

Black Quantum Futurism Collective is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair) exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an a... Read More →


11:00am

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.

This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?

During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 

** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 


Program Themes
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Protest

WE are the agents of change in this world. We are the artists, activists, and innovators who can raise consciousness and organize resistance to redesign our future. The forward movement of science and society doesn’t have to mean dystopia—it could mean more advanced problem-solvi... Read More →

Talent
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Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation
​Found Sound Nation (FSN) is a collective of artists who use music-making to connect people across cultural divides. We believe that collaborative music creation is a deeply effective way to become aware of the beauty, trauma, and hidden potential in our communities. Our proces... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

11:00am

Harnessing Thought
The B1 braininterface is the first commercially available brainwave to synthesizer interface. This performance combines synthesized sound with a laser display, both powered by the B1 braininterface, creating a synchronized audio visual event. At times, the B1 functions as an instrument creating music, and at other times it will contribute to generative atmospheres.

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

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 l... Read More →
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Chris Ianuzzi

Chris Ianuzzi

New York’s Composer/Songwriter Chris Ianuzzi makes a fantasy world of music and visuals that is highly recommend instead of blowing your money on either therapy or narcotics! Ianuzzi’s interest in electronic music never waned after the sound of a Moog synthesizer at a music s... Read More →
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Johnny Turpin

Polymorphic Ranch
Johnny Turpin is a multidimensional engineer, tinkerer, musician and visual artist currently residing in his home state of North Carolina. After graduating from NCSU’s college of engineering, he decided to explore life in Silicon Valley, working as a hardware engineer at Apple... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

3D Audio Space Jam
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What does a Moog synthesizer sound like flying around in a medieval cathedral? Experience spatial audio at this family friendly installation. Play live musical instruments in this 3D audio Space Jam. Control the location of sound in 3D space with interactive devices like the Leap Motion and WiiMotes. Choose spatially accurate 3D reverbations from real spaces around the world, and hear what your music sounds like in different venues.

This session will take place in a site-specific hexaphonic audio environment designed and installed by engineers from Virginia Tech ICAT. 

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

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Spatial Sound

The spatial location of sound is as important as pitch and rhythm. Experiments with "Spatial Music" have informed composition since the early nineteen-hundreds. But today, 21st century technologies for audio recording, production, and playback have revived an interest in surround... Read More →

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Mike Roan

Mike Roan holds a PhD, and MS in Acoustics and a BS in Physics from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently the John R. Jones III faculty fellow with the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech working in the areas of immersive audio, psychoacoustics, and di... Read More →
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Tanner Upthegrove

Tanner Upthegrove holds undergraduate degrees in Recording Arts and Business from Full Sail University and is pursuing a MFA in Theatre: Spatial Audio at Virginia Tech. Tanner joined Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology in 2013 as audiovisual design and... Read More →

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Virginia Tech ICAT

A university-level research institute sitting at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered within Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. By forging a pathway between transdisciplinary research an... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Sounds from Scratch: Build a Virtual Synth
A workshop where participants learn how to build a virtual synth using Tassman. You will look at the fundamental components of a synth like the controller, VCOs, VCAs, LFOs, envelope generators, control voltages, etc., and how each affect the final sound.

Bring your own laptop (Mac or PC), download and install the free demo of Tassman from AAS found here -- https://www.applied-acoustics.com/tassman/trial/ 


** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for ages high school upwards. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

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

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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

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Scott Metcalfe

Scott Metcalfe is an audio engineer and music technologist based in Baltimore, MD where he is Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Institute, Program Coordinator for the Sound Concentration of Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs MA degree in Film and Media, an... Read More →

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Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute

The Peabody Institute is Johns Hopkins University's school of music — boasting a preeminent faculty, and a collaborative learning environment. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Scott Metcalfe of Johns Hopskins. Metcalfe is an audio engineer and music technologist based in Baltimore, MD where he is Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Institute, Program Coordinator for the Sound Concentration of... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Open Music Initiative (OMI)
In the Summer of 2016, the non-profit Open Music Initiative (OMI) was founded by Berklee Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship to simplify how music rights owners are identified and compensated. Its international membership of artists, managers, record labels, publishers, streaming companies, blockchain startups and universities united around the concept of interoperability—defining a technical means to allow quick, secure and accurate sharing of song information across the digital ecosystem to result in faster payments. This Spring the Initiative will release their first version of an API to enable this goal. IDEO’s Michael Hendrix, a co-founder of the OMI Initiative, will be hosting a conversation about what OMI is set up to do, and what has been learned so far through a process of speculative design.

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Michael Hendrix

Michael Hendrix is a Partner and Executive Design Director at global design and innovation consultancy, IDEO, where he has worked on everything from home goods to homeland security. A natural trailblazer and collaborator, he co-founded an art school for high schoolers, a design c... Read More →

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IDEO

IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. | | We identify new ways to serve and support people by uncovering latent ne... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Introduction to Patching: Female & Non Binary
Limited Capacity full
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In this 90-minute workshop, we will cover basic terminology and demystify the process of creating patches on modular synthesizers. Participants will be encouraged to have hands-on experience while creating a patch together. This class is for female-identified and non-binary folks.

** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

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Alissa Derubeis

Alissa DeRubeis is originally from Philadelphia. Alissa relocated to Portland, OR in December 2014 to work with 4MS Company. Alissa teamed up with S1 to become a co-founder of the S1 Synth Library, a non-profit Synth Library dedicated to providing low-cost education and access to... Read More →
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Felisha Ledesma

Felisha Ledesma is an artist and organizer based in Portland, OR. Felisha is the Executive Director of S1, an artist-run center that strives to provide engaging, relevant, and critical visual art, performance and education programming. In 2015 Felisha cofounded Women's Beat Leagu... Read More →

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S1 Synth Library

S1, an artist-run non-profit, is home to the Synth Library, a publicly-accessible resource in Portland, Oregon. Since spring 2016, the Synth Library has hosted regular workshops and open library hours to educate and empower new people and communities to engage with modular synthe... Read More →


11:00am

The Future is Now | Hypnotic Journeying for Consciousness Awakening
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop, attendees will explore the synthesis of entrepreneurship, art, healing, and consciousness awakening. Elizabeth Traina will share her sacred geometry artwork, including paintings and public murals, offer personal development tools and facilitate a guided hypnotic journey for inner exploration. Hypnotic journey work is a safe, ancient, shamanistic way of utilizing the the power of the subconscious-mind to naturally and easily obtain expanded states of awareness. The theme of our exploration will be sovereignty-free-will-activation for personal and collective transformation.

Following the journey Materials will be set up to capture insights in a peaceful session of art making. The artwork you create will be a touchstone of your journey and offering of the subconscious mind.


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

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Elizabeth Traina

Elizabeth Traina
Elizabeth Traina is a working artist, award winning muralist, lightworker and workshop facilitator. Elizabeth works with individuals, groups and spaces offering her gifts motivated by guiding principals that enable consciousness awakening and sovereign activation. From early on... Read More →


11:00am

SuperCollider
SuperCollder (SC) is an open source audio synthesis scripting language used for real time signal processing and performance. In this installation, SC models the biological process by which fireflies synchronize their flashes. Come see how SuperCollider (SC), an Arduino, and scrap metal are assembled into an audio installation driven by algorithmic performance and live signal processing.

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 l... Read More →

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Scott Lindroth

Scott Lindroth has been on the music faculty at Duke since 1990. His music has been performed world-wide by major orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Netherlands Wind En... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Foyer 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

11:00am

VIP Exclusive at Old Havana
Stop by this farm to table Cuban restaurant for lunch and receive a free small side of plaintain chips or a free house made soda! with purchase!

Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Old Havana 310 E. Main St., Durham, NC 27707

11:00am

FUTURE FAX: Writing for Diversity
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Can writers write without stereotyping? Can writers write without remixing or erasing cultural markers? Can writers tell modern stories that speak to modern racism, sexism and homophobia, to an audience that needs to hear and understand these institutions? Can writers imagine fully realized, emotional characters of color, queer characters, women characters, removing their creations from monolithic archetypes and harmful caricatures? YES! And with this workshop, we will prove how.

This class is an intensive, three-hour session designed to guide the writer into a new epoch their writing, helping them forge uncharted worlds. 
- Intensive excercises in style and theme 
- Discussion on appropriation in writing 
- Lessons on centering traditionally marginalized characters against hegemony/monolith 
- Analysis of the harms of tropes and typecasting and depth of character 
- And, a whole lot more! 


** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 
** If you were unable to successfully register for this workshop but were added to the waitlist and want to attend, it may still be possible if a space becomes available on the day of the session. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session and wait in the standby line. Open spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis to those in line. 
** By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that Moogfest may share your email address with the instructor for the purpose of planning and coordinating this event. 

Program Themes
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Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism is an intersectional theory and practice combining quantum physics, futurist traditions, and Black and African diasporic cultural traditions of consciousness, time, and space to develop temporal technologies that are more beneficial to marginalized peoples... Read More →

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Metropolarity

METROPOLARITY is a corner store sci-fi & action collective based, bred, and tested in the colliding future-present of Philadelphia. | METROPOLARITY: The manifestation of contrasting principles, tendencies, or lifestyles in an urban system and any reactions resulting from encounte... Read More →


11:00am

The Sounds of Commerce
Bronto Software knows how to manage data. Lots of it. Every day, consumers receive personalized messages that the world’s top Internet retailers create, schedule and automatically deliver using Bronto’s cloud-based commerce marketing automation. This Moogfest display transforms into sight and sound the billions of data points – such as messages sent and opened, clicks and online purchases – that Bronto’s technology generates and tracks for commerce marketers. The sheer scale of the data is incomprehensible, so a cross-disciplinary team of Bronto engineers and artists have designed a way to make it relatable. The result is an interactive installation of commerce data, transformed and mapped using sonic and visual parameters.

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Bronto

Bronto Software provides sophisticated yet easy-to-use commerce marketing automation to mid-market and enterprise organizations worldwide. Find out more: http://bronto.com/



Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm
American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Journey in Turiya
Journey in Turiya is an installation and an homage to Alice Coltrane — the genre-busting harpist, pianist, composer and synth pioneer who was also a spiritual seeker, swamini and founder of an ashram in California. A meditation on the possibility of transcendence through aesthetic experience, this project creates a contemplative yet intense space incorporating elemental light, color and continuous sound. The installation conjures Coltrane as a guru whose musical contributions illuminate a timely, relevant unity of creative and spiritual practice.

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Lincoln Hancock

Artist | Designer | Musician
Lincoln Hancock (American, b. 1976) is a Raleigh-based artist, designer and musician whose paintings and projects propose art as a vehicle for transformative experience. His work has been exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
Upstairs at Loaf 111 W. Parish St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Lily Dale Virtual Reality
FLATSITTER proudly presents, "Lily Dale," a gorgeous and immersive VR exploration of a small utopian community in Western New York that claims to be able to commune with the dead. Come experience this entirely original creation in The Dream Wanderer, a transit shuttle that has been converted into a mobile gallery for original avant-garde virtual reality experiences.

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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, and how are they integrating technology into new... Read More →

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Flatsitter

FLATSITTER is an interdisciplinary collaborative that incorporates video, film, software programming, performance and installation. The artistic works nurture a perception of society, community and environment as interlocking parts of a creative experience and are exhibited in an array of formats, such as ephemeral web collections, live performances, site-specific installations, short films, and live virtual reality experiences.Flatsitter is the first-ever artist to receive an individual artist grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for a virtual reality project, and was one of three artists from New York selected for a New York / Quebec residency exchange.Flatsitter has presented at the 2016 Moogfest; 2016 Satellite Art Show at Art Basel Miami Beach; the 2015 and 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, MI); the 2016 Casper Sleep Symposium in NYC; “The Sound Behind You II” at CR10 in Hudson, NY; In the Soil Festival (St. Catharines, Ontario); Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY); Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY); Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo, NY); and Grave:point Studios at Silent Barn (NYC). Flatsitter received a New York State Council on the Arts Finishing Funds award distributed by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to complete In Between Spaces, a public art project that exhibits utopian video works in unexpected spaces. In 2014 & 2015, Flatsitter held consecutive residencies at the Institute for Electronic Arts (Alfred University, NY) and Signal Culture (Owego, NY). | Kyle Marler is the Artistic Director of Flatsitter (FKA... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

11:30am

'A Life In Waves' Screening
If you watched TV, went to the movies, or listened to the radio in the 80s and 90s, you heard Suzanne Ciani's work, whether you knew it or not. Suzanne is a five-time Grammy nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. "A Life in Waves" explores Suzanne's innovations through her own eyes, offering a feminine glimpse into the world of electronic music.

With an introduction with Suzanne Ciani.

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Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she's released 15 solo albums, inclu... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
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