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Thursday, May 18
 

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.  

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.

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 downtown Asheville, NC.

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 & Arts division operates more than 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for... 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
Join Brooklyn collective Found Sound Nation in the Ouroborium - a new immersive environment for sonic conversation. Within a geodesic dome, participants operate one of nine stations with sound-making devices chained together to form a multi-person instrument. During the festival the FSN team will be facilitating, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse - a 21st century take on the Surrealist parlor game. Using the cut-up techniques of the Surrealists, Moogfest artists, activists, innovators and festival-goers will collaboratively create a sonic collage of reflections on democracy and resistance.

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

An immersive installation housed within a completely customized geodesic dome, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse is a multi-person instrument and music-based round-table discussion. Artists, activists, innovators, festival attendees and community engage in a deeply interactive exploration of sound as a living ecosystem and primal form of communication. Within the dome, there are 9 unique stations, each with their own distinct set of analog or... Read More →

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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, 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.

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... Read More →

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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
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 been making a brand of stripped down machine techno that has evolved rapidly with each successive release. Transplantation, evolution, and healing are themes in... Read More →

Program Partners
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S1 Synth Libraray

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 synthesis.


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Institute Room 203 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

2:00pm

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. 

Talent
avatar for MNDSGN

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 Analogue). Mndsgn's music flourished when he moved to Los Angeles, catching the attention of Stones Throw who released Yawn Zen (2014) and Body Wash (2016).

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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... 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
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Johnny Turpin

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 Inc., followed by a short stint designing music and sound effects for the video game industry, followed then by an exciting shift to what would become his passion... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Art Institute Room 219 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

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 Gil Weinberg

Gil Weinberg

Gil Weinberg is a professor and the founding director of Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, where he leads the Robotic Musicianship group. His research focuses on developing artificial creativity and musical expression for robots and augmented humans. Among his projects are a marimba playing robotic musician called Shimon that uses machine learning for Jazz improvisation, and a prosthetic robotic arm for amputees that restores and enhances... 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 Weinberg, Alexander Lerch, Jason Freeman, and Dr. Timothy Hsu.


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Art Institute Room 221 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

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.

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 downtown Asheville, NC.

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... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.

Partners
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 downtown Asheville, NC.


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

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 (musician and founder of the infamous Endless events in London), gaining a devout following within experimental music and coining a unique... 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 series in NYC. For the past several years he and the artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on a series of live events and publications. ADAC, their most recent book-length... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

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. 

Talent
avatar for Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi

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 drawings about computation. Choi cofounded the School for Poetic Computation in 2013, where he continues to organize and teach. Recently, he's been focusing on unlearning... Read More →

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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... 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... 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.

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 based exhibits. | | My current projects are my upcoming album, "Sounds from a Beautiful Dystopia", working on the Great Egret Orchestra where I take migration data from a... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Art Institute Foyer 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Join Brooklyn collective Found Sound Nation in the Ouroborium - a new immersive environment for sonic conversation. Within a geodesic dome, participants operate one of nine stations with sound-making devices chained together to form a multi-person instrument. During the festival the FSN team will be facilitating, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse - a 21st century take on the Surrealist parlor game. Using the cut-up techniques of the Surrealists, Moogfest artists, activists, innovators and festival-goers will collaboratively create a sonic collage of reflections on democracy and resistance.

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

An immersive installation housed within a completely customized geodesic dome, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse is a multi-person instrument and music-based round-table discussion. Artists, activists, innovators, festival attendees and community engage in a deeply interactive exploration of sound as a living ecosystem and primal form of communication. Within the dome, there are 9 unique stations, each with their own distinct set of analog or... Read More →

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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

3:00pm

Durational Sound Installation: Moor Mother

Talent
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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 artist with work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, ICA Philadelphia and Everson Museum of Art, Camae is also a vocalist in punk band The... 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.

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 Ensemble, the Marine Band, and dozens of soloists who teach and study at the finest conservatories in the United States, Europe, and Japan... Read More →

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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.


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

3:15pm

In Conversation with Talib Kweli
Talent
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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 my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying to reach the apex of where I am now, but... Read More →

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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

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. 

Talent
avatar for 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, Elizabeth's career was rooted in a civic-engaged public practice, utilizing art as a vehicle to support movements for social change. In 2009, Elizabeth created her Art... Read More →

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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... 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. 


Talent
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 understanding, peace and community. Valencia began practicing yoga 17 years ago. With the loss of all of her immediate family members, she has gained a... Read More →
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. Joseph loves photography, woodworking, painting, and the joy that comes with making things. His music has been featured in games, films and on television networks... Read More →

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 & Math.
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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


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

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Dave Rossum

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 and transformative technologies. Starting with his co-founding of E-mu Systems, Dave provided the technological leadership that resulted in what many consider the... Read More →

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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... Read More →


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

4:30pm

A Life in Minimalism
Limited Capacity full
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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. 


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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 Russell records, the premier of In C by Terry Riley, Drumming by Steve Reich, as well as Reich’s 1967 composition Reed Phase, which Reich wrote especially for him... Read More →


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 music conferences on such topics as José Muñoz's disidentification & queer musicians, 90s musical nostalgia, & critical pedagogy within NOLA bounce music performances... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Art Institute Room 203 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

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. 

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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 UNC (spring 2016) and The Art of Making Data workshop series at NC State (fall 2016).  He has shared his own work at Maker Faires in Charlotte, Burlington, and... Read More →

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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... 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 & Math.
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Hacking Systems

The resurgence of a technological Maker Culture is undeniable, and Moogfest is a gathering for all those enthused by new tools for creative expression. Conversations, workshops, and installations will not only explore hardware and physical computing, but also reflect on how the last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Art Institute Room 221 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

The Utopia Challenge
Limited Capacity full
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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. 

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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.

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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 today are inspired by utopian visions and otherworldly inventions. This interplay between imagination and actual innovation, idealist dreams and dystopian visions, are... 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... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Art Institute Room 219 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

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.

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Miguel Nicolelis

Dr. Miguel A. Nicolelis, Duke School of Medicine Professor in Neuroscience Depts. 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 School of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience at Duke University, Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and... 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. Today, biotechnology has expanded to include cloning and genetic engineering, organ transplants and prosthetics, computer science and biorobotics... even bio-art. An exciting... 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.


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

5:00pm

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.

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Andy Cavatorta

Andy Cavatorta uses new technologies to coerce expressive music out of fire, glass, gravity, tiny vortices, underwater acoustics, and more.  His instruments explore technologically mediated emotion and opportunities to express the previously inexpressible.  Andy is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab. Recipient of the Lincoln Prize.  Recent collaborations include Björk, Gotye, and Matthew Herbert.  Recent commissions... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.
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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. Today, biotechnology has expanded to include cloning and genetic engineering, organ transplants and prosthetics, computer science and biorobotics... even bio-art. An exciting... 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 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

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.

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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 a budding Ondiolinist, has assembled the Ondioline Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to reviving the spirit of this rare and unusually expressive early... Read More →


5:00pm

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

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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 process.” Formed in Manchester in 1988 by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, 808 State’s first album – Newbuild - is now regarded as a... Read More →


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

5:45pm

Pie Face Girls
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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 Face Girls aim to leave an impression, period. Their debut album, Formative Years, was released this year on Negative Fun Records.

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... 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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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 and Universal.

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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 be the tools for creative expression in the future?


Thursday May 18, 2017 5:45pm - 7:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 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.

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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 shaped by an enduring fascination with electronic sound and technology. Amos’s design philosophy is informed by 20 years of experience composing and producing electronic music as well as... 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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →

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Moog Music

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


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 Mills-Cockell. | Instead, the path of Syrinx whimsically veers away from the dominant mode of ‘70s subculture, charting surprising commercial success. Tumblers... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

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.

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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 a budding Ondiolinist, has assembled the Ondioline Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to reviving the spirit of this rare and unusually expressive early... Read More →


6:45pm

Mykki Blanco
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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... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... 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

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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 Haynes' Velvet Goldmine.  As music producer, the new album Sir by Fischerspooner releases in June.  For the past decade... 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 been making a brand of stripped down machine techno that has evolved rapidly with each successive release. Transplantation, evolution, and healing are themes in... Read More →


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

8:15pm

Omar Souleyman
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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 between the legacy 50-year-old delves in - a synthesized version of the Levantine dance music Dabke - and so-called acid house. In both cases musicians cultivate... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... 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 fiction and horror movies, Dixon and Stein's music is hugely inspired by the likes of John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream, the masters of tension and synth soundscapes... Read More →


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

8:30pm

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 (musician and founder of the infamous Endless events in London), gaining a devout following within experimental music and coining a unique... 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 Analogue). Mndsgn's music flourished when he moved to Los Angeles, catching the attention of Stones Throw who released Yawn Zen (2014) and Body Wash (2016).

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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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... Read More →


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

9:30pm

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 Russell records, the premier of In C by Terry Riley, Drumming by Steve Reich, as well as Reich’s 1967 composition Reed Phase, which Reich wrote especially for him... Read More →


9:35pm

Talib Kwelli
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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 my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying to reach the apex of where I am now, but... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:35pm - 10:35pm
Motorco Park 723 Rigsbee Ave, 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 process.” Formed in Manchester in 1988 by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, 808 State’s first album – Newbuild - is now regarded as a... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:15pm
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, and at Pacha Ibiza. In addition, Dave throws the Making Time and Snacks parties in Philly, and you can catch his "Making Time RADio" show once a month on XPN.


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 him perform with artists such as John Cale, Sade, The Mars Volta, Flying Lotus and his own boundary-pushing group KUDU, among others. Notable collaborations aside... 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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... 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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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 Afropunk, Glastonbury, Reading and Lovebox. Since launching her solo career in 2008 she has performed in various parts of the world including Egypt, Paris, Lyon... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... 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 a long stint in San Francisco, where she cut her teeth as a DJ in the city's storied warehouse party scene. In her DJ sets and productions now, she offers a timeless... 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-spirited club/bar Salon Des Amateurs. She is also a dedicated member of the Cómeme records tribe and all its missions: her name is frequently on the... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:30pm - Friday May 19, 2017 1:30am
Pinhook 117 W Main St, 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 early electronic and computer music systems. Her focus with them has been largely on interactive software that use algorithmic logic as a supplement to human... Read More →


12:00am

Jana Hunter (DJ set)
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Jana Hunter

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. 


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
The Bar 711 Rigsbee Ave, Durham 27701

12:00am

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 college, he switched from interning with Ovum to Large Music in 2004. He then started hosting and DJing events at some of the major venues around town and making... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
Surf Club 703 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

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 own beats for MCs and a few years later, he met 16-year-old rapper Charizma and they soon signed with Hollywood Records. In December 1993, the world lost... 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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... 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 A 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 from various artists on their roster as part of this audio-visual experience. RVNG Intl. is a Brooklyn-based music institution that operates on few but heavily fortified... 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. 

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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 ethereal moods, and amorphous malleable electronic instrumentation for guided sound meditation and inward exploration. Within the last two years, L.A.-based Leaving... 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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... 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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... Read More →


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

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.

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Moog Music

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

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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... Read More →

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Moog Music

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


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell 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.  

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.

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Moog Music

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

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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 & Arts division operates more than 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for... 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. 

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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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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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... 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. 

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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's life. Among other things, it has taught her how to cherish the important things, live more fully, and love her whole self as well as the people around her.  ... Read More →


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.

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Andy Cavatorta

Andy Cavatorta uses new technologies to coerce expressive music out of fire, glass, gravity, tiny vortices, underwater acoustics, and more.  His instruments explore technologically mediated emotion and opportunities to express the previously inexpressible.  Andy is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab. Recipient of the Lincoln Prize.  Recent collaborations include Björk, Gotye, and Matthew Herbert.  Recent commissions... Read More →

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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... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.

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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.


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

11:00am

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Join Brooklyn collective Found Sound Nation in the Ouroborium - a new immersive environment for sonic conversation. Within a geodesic dome, participants operate one of nine stations with sound-making devices chained together to form a multi-person instrument. During the festival the FSN team will be facilitating, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse - a 21st century take on the Surrealist parlor game. Using the cut-up techniques of the Surrealists, Moogfest artists, activists, innovators and festival-goers will collaboratively create a sonic collage of reflections on democracy and resistance.

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Found Sound Nation

An immersive installation housed within a completely customized geodesic dome, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse is a multi-person instrument and music-based round-table discussion. Artists, activists, innovators, festival attendees and community engage in a deeply interactive exploration of sound as a living ecosystem and primal form of communication. Within the dome, there are 9 unique stations, each with their own distinct set of analog or... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

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.

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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 based exhibits. | | My current projects are my upcoming album, "Sounds from a Beautiful Dystopia", working on the Great Egret Orchestra where I take migration data from a... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Art Institute Foyer 410 Blackwell St #200, 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.

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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... 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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... 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.

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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 Ensemble, the Marine Band, and dozens of soloists who teach and study at the finest conservatories in the United States, Europe, and Japan... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.


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. 


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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 (musician and founder of the infamous Endless events in London), gaining a devout following within experimental music and coining a unique... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

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.

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Steven Goldfarb

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 and Outreach, having served ATLAS as Outreach Coordinator, and currently serving as co-chair of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group. He was recently elected... Read More →
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Mark Kruse

Mark Kruse is a professor of Physics at Duke University, where he holds the Fuchsberg-Levine Family chair. Prof. Kruse received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, his Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University, and has been on the faculty at Duke University since 2001. Prof. Kruse’s research is in the area of High-Energy Particle Physics with a primary focus on the analysis of data collected by... 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 physics in developing countries, in line with the work of the ICTP. Kate founded the Physics Without Frontiers program in 2012, which works to inspire, train & motivate... Read More →

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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... 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”?

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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 head-over-heels obsessed with anything that makes sound: instruments, amps, speakers, LPs, and headphones in particular. He's a collector of gear, though he tends to... 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 shaped by an enduring fascination with electronic sound and technology. Amos’s design philosophy is informed by 20 years of experience composing and producing electronic music as well as... Read More →
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Alex Rosson

Director of Audio, Shinola

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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 audio category, starting with a turntable. As we introduce each new category we gain further traction in reaching our goal of creating... 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

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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 process.” Formed in Manchester in 1988 by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, 808 State’s first album – Newbuild - is now regarded as a... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

12:00pm

In Conversation with Michael Stipe
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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 Haynes' Velvet Goldmine.  As music producer, the new album Sir by Fischerspooner releases in June.  For the past decade... Read More →


12:30pm

Dissect an Album
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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. 


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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 him perform with artists such as John Cale, Sade, The Mars Volta, Flying Lotus and his own boundary-pushing group KUDU, among others. Notable collaborations aside... 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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... Read More →


12:30pm

Alternative Temporalities & Quantum Event Mapping
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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. 


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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 alternative temporal lens. BQF Collective has created a number of community-based events, experimental music projects, zines (NonLocality Series; Sun Ra, Synchronicity... 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’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs.


12:30pm

Deep Listening
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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. 

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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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she is also an Associate Professor in the Arts Department. She is a performer of shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), nihon buyo... Read More →


12:30pm

Deep Space Mind
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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. 


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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 encounters between these forces. | We are a transtemporalspatial neighborhood we are city we are low income working class working always working survivors mothers... 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’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs.


12:30pm

Musical Pencil Synth Make-and-Take
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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. 

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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 UNC (spring 2016) and The Art of Making Data workshop series at NC State (fall 2016).  He has shared his own work at Maker Faires in Charlotte, Burlington, and... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.


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.

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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 include Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music and Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ. In 2013 he developed, and continues to direct, the U.S... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →

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UNC

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 UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities to expand the scope and reach of university-level music pedagogy. One result of... Read More →


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

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


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.

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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.


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.

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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 be the tools for creative expression in the future?
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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. Today, biotechnology has expanded to include cloning and genetic engineering, organ transplants and prosthetics, computer science and biorobotics... even bio-art. An exciting... 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.


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

1:00pm

Savage Technologies and the Misuse of CGI
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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. 


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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 particular brand of synthetic music and ambiguous candor. In 2016, Elon released an EP of neoprimitive beats for Franco-Japanese label MIND under the spelt-out alias of E L... Read More →


1:30pm

Mykki Blanco Masterclass
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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... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


1:30pm

The Sounds of Dreaming
Nona Hendryx the Afro-futurist and long time Sci-Fi enthusiast embraces technology and ventures into another musical world in a piece with five movements.

1. The Audio Tutu represents the conscious state of a Pied Piper or Town Crier, proclaiming the ‘I am’ of life in the ‘Awaken State’, vocals and prerecorded music with Christopher Konopka’s ‘Video Synthesis’ of Nona’s digital images; acrylic mono prints.
Four Altered States of Consciousness, examining dreaming of being.
2. Dreaming – Muse - a Csound-based app for the Leap Motion Controller called MUSE
3. Sleepwalking - Performance
4. Nightmares - PowerGlove and Wave Glove Duet 
5. Day Dreaming – Nona Vocal to Text 

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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 California, San Diego where he worked at the Center for Music Experiment’s Computer Audio Research Lab (CARL). He has continued his computer music research at Bell... Read More →
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Nona Hendryx

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 liberation at the socio-political intersection of race, sex and class, their groundbreaking campaign as music pioneers soon saw Labelle racking up three gold... Read More →

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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... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.
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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. Today, biotechnology has expanded to include cloning and genetic engineering, organ transplants and prosthetics, computer science and biorobotics... even bio-art. An exciting... Read More →

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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 was founded by Dr. Martine A. Rothblatt, our keynote speaker for Moogfest 2016.


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.

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


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.

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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 series in NYC. For the past several years he and the artist Matthew Barney have collaborated on a series of live events and publications. ADAC, their most recent book-length... 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 & Math.


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.

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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 Max/MSP and Pd.” His music has been selected for the Giga-Hertz prize, MUSLAB, and League ISCM World Music Days. He recently guest-edited two issues of the... Read More →
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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 installation art.  He teaches Composition and Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech, is a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology, and... 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 digital signal processing.  Dr. Roan has been the author or co-author on over 150 publications and reports and PI or Co-PI on externally funded research grants... 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 technology engineer, and has been recognized with awards for excellence by Systems Contractor News and Virginia Tech's President Timothy Sands. Tanner is technical... Read More →

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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 sound and the three-dimensional potential of electronic music.

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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 and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial... Read More →


2:00pm

Durational Sound Installation: Haxan Cloak & Nick Zinner

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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 Haxan Cloak was a wildly ambitious fusion of malevolent strings, junkyard found-sounds and primitive percussion, Krlic’s grand ambitions transcending the fact that... 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 Express, Songhoy Blues, Gogol Bordello and more. His orchestral composition "41 Strings" , a piece for over 45 musicians, has been performed in NYC (2011), Sydney's Opera House... 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.

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Gerhard Behles

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 music software. He was fascinated by how dub pioneers such as King Tubby ‘played’ the recording studio, and began to shape this concept into a music... Read More →

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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... 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.

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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 Laser Laboratory and other renowned laboratories. In 1976, Davis signed the first launch services agreement with NASA to fly a payload for the arts on Space Shuttle and in... Read More →

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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 be the tools for creative expression in the future?

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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 project will be teaming up with the Protest Stage to allow... 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. 

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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 PEDRO" incorporates hisimprovisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his... 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 & Math.


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.

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


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. 

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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, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa... 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 & Math.


3:00pm

Editing the Genome
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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 Tissue Engineering. He received his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology and completed postdoctoral training at The Scripps Research Institute.  His... 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. Today, biotechnology has expanded to include cloning and genetic engineering, organ transplants and prosthetics, computer science and biorobotics... even bio-art. An exciting... 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

How to Effectively Provide Opportunities + Space for Marginalized Voices in DJ Culture
Limited Capacity filling up

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. 


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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. 


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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 Cambridge studio. He is part of a team that leads a weekly session called "sasu" where people are encouraged to follow their imaginations, wherever they lead, in... Read More →
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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 interested in the many implications and opportunities of a truly distributed internet (IPFS).Dan’s a veteran of both the Palo Alto and Cambridge locations since... Read More →
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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 design process. Outside of work, Ashley loves performing with her synthpop band Freezepop, and swears the new album will be finished soon. When she's not coding or... Read More →
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Peter Hyer

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 designing for media & technology—from designing holistic experiences, developing emerging technologies, to enabling creative organizations.

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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 needs, behaviors, and desires. | | We envision new companies and brands, and we design the products, services, spaces, and interactive experiences that bring... Read More →


3:00pm

Sacred Sound Bath
Limited Capacity full
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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. 

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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 of vibration. When we are in a state of health, the body projects an overall harmonic of health. External frequencies along with intention can be used to support and... 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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Join Brooklyn collective Found Sound Nation in the Ouroborium - a new immersive environment for sonic conversation. Within a geodesic dome, participants operate one of nine stations with sound-making devices chained together to form a multi-person instrument. During the festival the FSN team will be facilitating, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse - a 21st century take on the Surrealist parlor game. Using the cut-up techniques of the Surrealists, Moogfest artists, activists, innovators and festival-goers will collaboratively create a sonic collage of reflections on democracy and resistance.

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Found Sound Nation

An immersive installation housed within a completely customized geodesic dome, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse is a multi-person instrument and music-based round-table discussion. Artists, activists, innovators, festival attendees and community engage in a deeply interactive exploration of sound as a living ecosystem and primal form of communication. Within the dome, there are 9 unique stations, each with their own distinct set of analog or... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

3:00pm

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group D1) (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 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

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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Steven Goldfarb

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 and Outreach, having served ATLAS as Outreach Coordinator, and currently serving as co-chair of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group. He was recently elected... Read More →
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Mark Kruse

Mark Kruse is a professor of Physics at Duke University, where he holds the Fuchsberg-Levine Family chair. Prof. Kruse received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, his Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University, and has been on the faculty at Duke University since 2001. Prof. Kruse’s research is in the area of High-Energy Particle Physics with a primary focus on the analysis of data collected by... 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 physics in developing countries, in line with the work of the ICTP. Kate founded the Physics Without Frontiers program in 2012, which works to inspire, train & motivate... 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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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 Alcatraz on the mic. The rig was custom designed to have balanced coverage over the full spectrum of sound, with each segment of the audio range independently amplified and... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.


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

3:30pm

'Speak UP' Screening
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.

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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 images to counteract the deluge of division in the news cycle. | News ---> DivisionART -----> UNITY

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... 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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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


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.

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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

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 runs a tape label called Never Normal Records . Born Maya Shipman in Baltimore, MD,  she dubbed herself Suzi Analogue in tribute to RZA's moniker Bobby Digital; and... 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.   

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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... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.


Friday May 19, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell 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. 

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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 alternative temporal lens. BQF Collective has created a number of community-based events, experimental music projects, zines (NonLocality Series; Sun Ra, Synchronicity... 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 encounters between these forces. | We are a transtemporalspatial neighborhood we are city we are low income working class working always working survivors mothers... 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’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs.


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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Rebecca Fiebrink

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 machine learning. At MOOGFEST they will be demonstrating their new AI system for modular synths, and Tom Richard's new version of the Oramics machine, originally designed... 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 machine learning. At MOOGFEST they will be demonstrating their new AI system for modular synths, and Tom Richard's new version of the Oramics machine, originally designed... 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.  


5:00pm

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.

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


5:00pm

Future Memories with Sound
Limited Capacity full
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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. 

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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 artist with work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, ICA Philadelphia and Everson Museum of Art, Camae is also a vocalist in punk band The... 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’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs.

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S1 Synth Libraray

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 synthesis.


5:00pm

In Conversation with Animal Collective and Syrinx
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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 noisy, and it was weird, but it was, at heart, pop music. This was the start of Animal Collective. For fifteen years Dave Porter (Tare), Noah Lennox (Bear... 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 Mills-Cockell. | Instead, the path of Syrinx whimsically veers away from the dominant mode of ‘70s subculture, charting surprising commercial success. Tumblers... Read More →


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.

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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.
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Taeyoon Choi

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 drawings about computation. Choi cofounded the School for Poetic Computation in 2013, where he continues to organize and teach. Recently, he's been focusing on unlearning... Read More →
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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 develop deep-rooted AI literacy and co-create more culturally inclusive equitable artificial intelligence. Her art is exhibited internationally at a broad... Read More →
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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 →

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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 today are inspired by utopian visions and otherworldly inventions. This interplay between imagination and actual innovation, idealist dreams and dystopian visions, are... 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... 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. 


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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 understanding, peace and community. Valencia began practicing yoga 17 years ago. With the loss of all of her immediate family members, she has gained a... 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. Joseph loves photography, woodworking, painting, and the joy that comes with making things. His music has been featured in games, films and on television networks... 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 & Math.
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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


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

5:30pm

In Conversation with 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 fathers of techno, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, while he was a teenager studying at Belleville High School. Inspired by European electronic sounds and black American... 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 Ry X
Limited Capacity full
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Join special guest musician Ry X 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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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 Max/MSP and Pd.” His music has been selected for the Giga-Hertz prize, MUSLAB, and League ISCM World Music Days. He recently guest-edited two issues of the... Read More →
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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 installation art.  He teaches Composition and Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech, is a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology, and... 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 digital signal processing.  Dr. Roan has been the author or co-author on over 150 publications and reports and PI or Co-PI on externally funded research grants... 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 technology engineer, and has been recognized with awards for excellence by Systems Contractor News and Virginia Tech's President Timothy Sands. Tanner is technical... Read More →
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Ry X

RY X set at SXSW 2016 is one of “the festival’s most telling performances,” adding “RY X, from Australia, infused folky, spooky meditations with flickering dance-music-beats.” — New York Times, Jon Pareles (US) | “an absolute masterpiece of a track from start to finish. It’s honestly one of the most cleanly gorgeous songs I’ve heard in a very long time” - I Guess I’m Floating... 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 and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial... 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. 


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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 Weinberg, Alexander Lerch, Jason Freeman, and Dr. Timothy Hsu.


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. 

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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, and resource center for creatives. She is most interested in making technological and intellectual tools available to women and female identifying folk.


5:30pm

Masterclass: Lafawndah & Princess Nokia
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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 by Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Missy Elliot, Kate Bush, traditional Middle Eastern singers, dancehall queens and a modernist take on grime and bass. | Lafawndah... 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 sound that is both relevant and avant garde.  | | PRINCESS NOKIA released their 1st independent album, "METALLIC BUTTERFLY", in May of 2014. The album has... Read More →


5:45pm

Sounds from Scratch: Build a Virtual Synth
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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. 

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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, and Associate Director of The Sound Sleep Studio (research facility of The Sleeping Brain Lab, at Johns Hopkins Hospital). In 2017 Oxford University Press published his... Read More →

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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... 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 →


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.

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... 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 Shakespeare (associate artist) around the US and in Krakow, Paris and Montreal. She serves as Co-Artistic Director of Théâtre du Rêve where she... 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... 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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... 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. 


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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 machine learning. At MOOGFEST they will be demonstrating their new AI system for modular synths, and Tom Richard's new version of the Oramics machine, originally designed... 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.  


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

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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 Haynes' Velvet Goldmine.  As music producer, the new album Sir by Fischerspooner releases in June.  For the past decade... 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.

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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 lines. 3ZKL keeps Durham's local vibe alive as resident DJ and co-founder of The Floor.
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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, and indie/nu-Disco.
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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 underground Philadelphia club, the Rainbow Playground, she collected wax at Nigel Richards’ 611 Records.  Lady Fingers has a recent 7" out on Activ-Analog out... 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, and juicy rhythms, Sound Resurgence serves up a delicious array of modern classics, always leaving his audience hungry for more.  Playing gigs from Raleigh to... 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 and the energy that can be generated by perfect strangers in kinetic syncopation. Co-founder and resident DJ of The Floor, Strider's mission behind the decks is... 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
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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 he grew up in and fled from in Southern California years before. His story is not that unlike many others, “a kid who feels stifled in America’s suburbs... Read More →


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

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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 from  these; her training in classical composition; other music recordings; and... 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.

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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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... Read More →


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

7:45pm

Zola Jesus
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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 terrestrial biome; a wild boreal forest covering large portions of Russia, Canada, Eurasia, referred to as the Northwoods where it connects in North America. Nika... Read More →


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

8:30pm

Gaika
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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, seamlessly weaving musical motifs, vocal flows and slangs of UK, US and Caribbean music. | As both a vocalist and producer, GAIKA is as uncompromising in his politics... 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.

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Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein of 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 fiction and horror movies, Dixon and Stein's music is hugely inspired by the likes of John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream, the masters of tension and synth... Read More →


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.

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


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, cassette-only Redacted, the hazy, stargazing experiments of his Human Capabilities album and the ice-cool sci-fi techno of the Intercepts split LP with Pye Corner... 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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Tasha the Amazon

A bomb in a china shop. Toronto's Tasha the Amazon is an artist, producer, and bad gyal. Notorious for rude stage antics and warehouse parties shut down by police raids, her unconventional lyrics deal as much with partying and hood mischief as they do with anarchy and civil disobedience. After cutting her teeth in collabs and collectives, the German-Jamaican powerhouse released her debut solo project, FiDiYootDem, to critical acclaim in late... Read More →


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

9:05pm

Ry X
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Ry X

RY X set at SXSW 2016 is one of “the festival’s most telling performances,” adding “RY X, from Australia, infused folky, spooky meditations with flickering dance-music-beats.” — New York Times, Jon Pareles (US) | “an absolute masterpiece of a track from start to finish. It’s honestly one of the most cleanly gorgeous songs I’ve heard in a very long time” - I Guess I’m Floating... 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 of randomness interrupting her tranquillity. All of which seems at odds with the confidence and spontaneity of this second album as well as recent collaborationswith... 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 follow anyone else's methods in any case – the title of their last album Unpatterns says it all about their penchant for disruption and reinvention – but for... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:50pm - 11:15pm
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 production, the new record reveals yet another 'back to the drawing-board' moment for Jack. | Since being discovered by Diplo in 2008 via his bootleg remix of the Black... 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 sound that is both relevant and avant garde.  | | PRINCESS NOKIA released their 1st independent album, "METALLIC BUTTERFLY", in May of 2014. The album has... 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 explored, using the materials of chance operations, MIDI “translation,” and other generative principles that favor inclusive musical environments... 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 noisy, and it was weird, but it was, at heart, pop music. This was the start of Animal Collective. For fifteen years Dave Porter (Tare), Noah Lennox (Bear... 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 fathers of techno, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, while he was a teenager studying at Belleville High School. Inspired by European electronic sounds and black American... 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 still, he continues to do so with even greater strength and success. No time has been wasted in the wake of Sandwell District’s 2011 demise. Along with Regis... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30am
Pinhook 117 W Main St, 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 early electronic and computer music systems. Her focus with them has been largely on interactive software that use algorithmic logic as a supplement to human... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am - 12:20am
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

12:00am

Lafawndah
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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 by Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Missy Elliot, Kate Bush, traditional Middle Eastern singers, dancehall queens and a modernist take on grime and bass. | Lafawndah... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am - 1:15am
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

12:00am

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 – dancefloors bathed in black magic, rain-wet sidewalks reflecting the glow of swaying streetlights. A Philadelphia native, Baltra’s ascent has only begun. His DJ sets... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
The Bar 711 Rigsbee Ave, Durham 27701

12:00am

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 from various artists on their roster as part of this audio-visual experience. RVNG Intl. is a Brooklyn-based music institution that operates on few but heavily fortified... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am
Surf Club 703 Rigsbee Avenue, 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.

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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 end of each night. The label will present a compilation of music from various artists on their roster as part of this audio-visual experience.


 
Saturday, May 20
 

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. 

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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 students across North Carolina. Our education programs offer classes for students and adults covering topics ranging from computer basics and safe internet usage to... Read More →

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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... 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 & Math.


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Art Institute Room 218 410 Blackwell St #200, 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. 


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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 machine learning. At MOOGFEST they will be demonstrating their new AI system for modular synths, and Tom Richard's new version of the Oramics machine, originally designed... 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.  


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)
Participants should bring a Mac or Unix/Linux laptop and a set of MIDI files they would like to train models with. For those not familiar with using the command-line, please read through an online tutorial such as https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-the-command-line. Participants are welcome to bring a small MIDI controller, but one is not 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. 

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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 accompanied by demos, tutorial blog postings and technical papers. | Magenta encompasses two goals. It’s first a research project to advance the state-of-the... 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. Today, biotechnology has expanded to include cloning and genetic engineering, organ transplants and prosthetics, computer science and biorobotics... even bio-art. An exciting... 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, Magenta.  Magenta encompasses two goals. It’s first a research project to advance the state-of-the art in music, video, image and text generation. So much... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Art Institute Foyer 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

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.  

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.

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Moog Music

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

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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 & Arts division operates more than 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for... 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. 

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 PEDRO" incorporates hisimprovisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his... Read More →

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 & Math.


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Art Institute Room 217 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

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. 

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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's life. Among other things, it has taught her how to cherish the important things, live more fully, and love her whole self as well as the people around her.  ... 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. 

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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 alternative temporal lens. BQF Collective has created a number of community-based events, experimental music projects, zines (NonLocality Series; Sun Ra, Synchronicity... Read More →

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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 today are inspired by utopian visions and otherworldly inventions. This interplay between imagination and actual innovation, idealist dreams and dystopian visions, are... 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’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs.
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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 & Math.


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Art Institute Room 231 410 Blackwell St #200, 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.

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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 store triggered an earlier childhood hallucinogenic memory first experienced during a dental procedure. Highlights from his formal music training include a... Read More →
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Johnny Turpin

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 Inc., followed by a short stint designing music and sound effects for the video game industry, followed then by an exciting shift to what would become his passion... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.
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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... 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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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 digital signal processing.  Dr. Roan has been the author or co-author on over 150 publications and reports and PI or Co-PI on externally funded research grants... 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 technology engineer, and has been recognized with awards for excellence by Systems Contractor News and Virginia Tech's President Timothy Sands. Tanner is technical... Read More →

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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 sound and the three-dimensional potential of electronic music.

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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 and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

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. 

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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, and Associate Director of The Sound Sleep Studio (research facility of The Sleeping Brain Lab, at Johns Hopkins Hospital). In 2017 Oxford University Press published his... 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 & Math.

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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 curriculum for undergrads, two professional design clubs and three small businesses, the last of which was recognized by Business Week and Fortune as a thought leader... 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 needs, behaviors, and desires. | | We envision new companies and brands, and we design the products, services, spaces, and interactive experiences that bring... 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
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 local, national, and international artists. Alissa really loves resonance, carefully crafted soundscapes, and sharing her knowledge, especially with female and... 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 League throwing workshops, lectures, and parties focused on representing the female-identified and nonbinary views in electronic music.In 2016 Felisha cofounded the S1 Synth... Read More →

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S1 Synth Libraray

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 synthesis.


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Art Institute Room 203 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

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. 

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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, Elizabeth's career was rooted in a civic-engaged public practice, utilizing art as a vehicle to support movements for social change. In 2009, Elizabeth created her Art... 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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Art Institute Room 221 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Join Brooklyn collective Found Sound Nation in the Ouroborium - a new immersive environment for sonic conversation. Within a geodesic dome, participants operate one of nine stations with sound-making devices chained together to form a multi-person instrument. During the festival the FSN team will be facilitating, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse - a 21st century take on the Surrealist parlor game. Using the cut-up techniques of the Surrealists, Moogfest artists, activists, innovators and festival-goers will collaboratively create a sonic collage of reflections on democracy and resistance.

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Found Sound Nation

An immersive installation housed within a completely customized geodesic dome, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse is a multi-person instrument and music-based round-table discussion. Artists, activists, innovators, festival attendees and community engage in a deeply interactive exploration of sound as a living ecosystem and primal form of communication. Within the dome, there are 9 unique stations, each with their own distinct set of analog or... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
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.

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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 Ensemble, the Marine Band, and dozens of soloists who teach and study at the finest conservatories in the United States, Europe, and Japan... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.


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

11:00am

FUTURE FAX: Writing for Diversity
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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. 

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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 encounters between these forces. | We are a transtemporalspatial neighborhood we are city we are low income working class working always working survivors mothers... 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’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs.


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Art Institute Room 219 410 Blackwell St #200, 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.

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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... 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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 8:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

11:30am

In Conversation with Wolf Eyes

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Wolf Eyes

co-presented by Trip Metal Fest | | Wolf Eyes are the rabid beasts of Trip Metal & have been plowing thru new tunnels of the underworld since 1997. Born in the dead, dread-filled haunted hills of Michigan, Nate Young, John Olson and James Baljo temper pure audio stunn of homemade post-nuclear terror & claustrophobic atmospheres to produce a shattered and confusing horrorvision since Bo Diddley dropped the duct taped warhead on all humans... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

11:30am

A Life In Waves

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.


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

12:00pm

'No Moon No Man' Screening and Live Score
In the film, "No Moon No Man," two music producers, Suzi Analogue and VHVL, blend their styles, fears, and nightmares into one haunting storyline between two friends. The experimental horror film, shot in NYC, takes it title from an ancient proverb about the power of the darkness of the moon... perhaps something worth reflecting on as you sit in the theatre, enjoying the live-scored soundtrack by these musician-collaborators.

A conversation with Suzi Analogue and VHVL will follow the screening.

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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 runs a tape label called Never Normal Records . Born Maya Shipman in Baltimore, MD,  she dubbed herself Suzi Analogue in tribute to RZA's moniker Bobby Digital; and... Read More →
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VHVL

VHVL is the recording alias of Harlem-based beatmaker Veronica Lauren. Her tracks burst with bright, chiming melodies, and her heavily thumping beats ensure that her brand of instrumental hip-hop is atmospheric but not lightweight. She debuted in 2013 with a self-released digital album titled Myrrh. Her 15-minute track "Fvrfew" took up the entire B-side of Seat of the Soul, a split cassette with Ras G released by Leaving Records in 2014. While... Read More →


12:00pm

Mobile Beatmaking and Multitracking
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many of us carry recording studios with us all the time: in our pockets and bags, backpacks and bookbags. This workshop invites participants to make music together using one of these mobile making stations. We’ll use ubiquitous recording tools, our voices, field recordings, ultra-portable instruments, MOOG Werkstatts, and more, to produce audio and beats, and learn how to use these tools to keep our creativity flowing, even when we’re on the go.

** 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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Jason Evans Groth

Jason Evans Groth is a Digital Media Librarian at NCSU Libraries. As part of the Learning Spaces and Services department he helps to support the eleven audio and video production suites and several other high-tech creative multimedia spaces. He earned his MIS/MLS from the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University in May of 2013. At IU he was the graduate assistant for the Media Preservation Initiative from 2012- 2013, an... Read More →

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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... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.

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NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the NC State University community and its partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future, with extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science, technology, and agriculture. The NCSU Libraries is recognized as a national leader for supporting innovative, collaborative, and experimental initiatives and... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Iron Yard 334 Blackwell St, B001, Durham, NC 27701

12:00pm

The Joyful Noise of Electronic Music for Children and Experimental Adults
Moogfest celebrates young fans of electronic music, and invites both adults and children to experiment with new sounds. 

Join DJ Lance Rock, Nanny Cantaloupe, McQueen Adams, Michael Winslow, Modular on the Spot at the American Tobacco Campus for an afternoon of music and conversation. 

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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 PEDRO" incorporates hisimprovisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his... Read More →
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Nanny Cantaloupe

Los Angeles native Mitchell Brown (aka Nanny Cantaloupe or Professor Cantaloupe) is a musician, a DJ on KXLU and Dublab, a music label owner (Melon Expander) and an assistant to developmentally disabled children. As a musician he improvises and composes using analog electronics, magnetic tape manipulation, electro-acoustics and percussion. Current and past involvements include Sana Shenai (duo w/ Jimmy Tamborello), Magic Wanderers (w/ Jesse... Read More →
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DJ Lance Rock

Lance Robertson is a Los Angeles-based musician, DJ, and actor also known as "DJ Lance Rock" on the award-winning Nick Jr show, Yo Gabba Gabba!. He has explored his interest in music (particularly electronic) through an radio show on NTS, club DJ gigs, and live concerts. As of late, he has turned his attention to donating his time to causes such as Make-A-Wish, along with organizations like Habitat For Humanity. Lance is thrilled to have the... Read More →
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Modular on the Spot

Modular On The Spot is an outdoor modular synth performance event that was started in Los Angeles by modular artist and skateboard photographer Eric “Rodent” Cheslak with bass player and modular musician Bana Haffar. The idea came about on a camping trip to Arizona in 2014 where they set up a generator, speakers, and a modular synth at an off grid location in the middle of the desert. Since then, it has grown into a free, monthly... Read More →
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Michael Winslow

Everyone knows Michael Winslow from his movie, TV, radio, cartoon, Social Media performances and more, except that no one knows until now that Michael holds dual citizenship with another planet that speaks in sound as a multi language, with beatboxx as a dialect. Michael uses sound to alter peoples perceptions and as a tool to entertain, to communicate and educate. On Michael’s other home planet, (The Steam Punk planet called... 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 & Math.


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00pm

Moogfest Record Fair
Shop for music and more from your favorite record labels, shops and collectors.
Hosted by Merge Records and All Day Records

Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Fullsteam 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

12:30pm

Thought as a Seed: Bl1 Interface
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Harness thought as a seed, with the resulting feelings generating an audio visual landscape. This can be used as an expression in performance, or to result in a generative atmosphere of light and sound. Thsi workshop is led by Chris is working with laser artist Johnny Turpin.

** 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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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 store triggered an earlier childhood hallucinogenic memory first experienced during a dental procedure. Highlights from his formal music training include a... Read More →
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Johnny Turpin

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 Inc., followed by a short stint designing music and sound effects for the video game industry, followed then by an exciting shift to what would become his passion... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

12:30pm

AI Assembly
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Artificially intelligent systems (AI) are increasingly the ubiquitous, unseen arbiters of our social, civic, and family lives. Ever-increasing computational power, combined with almost limitless data, has led to a turning point in the way AI assists, judges and cares for humans. The need to understand how, where, and why bias enters human-robot interactions, is more important than ever. This workshop will use a hands-on approach to exploring the deepening relationship between humans and their AI. We will work in groups to identify critical social, and ethical implications of human and robot interaction, and use IBM Watson to create chatbots that are trained by, and aligned with, the ideals of the workshop community.

** 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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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 develop deep-rooted AI literacy and co-create more culturally inclusive equitable artificial intelligence. Her art is exhibited internationally at a broad... 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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Art Institute Room 218 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

12:30pm

AI for Synths
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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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Rebecca Fiebrink

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 machine learning. At MOOGFEST they will be demonstrating their new AI system for modular synths, and Tom Richard's new version of the Oramics machine, originally designed... 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 machine learning. At MOOGFEST they will be demonstrating their new AI system for modular synths, and Tom Richard's new version of the Oramics machine, originally designed... 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.  


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Art Institute Room 217 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

12:30pm

Handmade Computers
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What if we hand make our computers? This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of computation and electronics. Participants will learn to use breadboard, switch, LED and NAND (which is short for not AND logic) Integrated Circuit chips. By combining NAND gates in various arrangements we will make every possible binary logic pattern. Using the logic, we will make Half-Adder which has an arithmetic function that performs Boolean algebra, SR Latch which has a memory function that stores data and an oscillator with a clock function that keeps track of time and synchronizes the computer’s various operations. This workshop is geared for someone without prior experience and knowledge about electronics as well as experienced hackers.

** 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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Taeyoon Choi

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 drawings about computation. Choi cofounded the School for Poetic Computation in 2013, where he continues to organize and teach. Recently, he's been focusing on unlearning... 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... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.

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... Read More →


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.

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


1:00pm

Seeing Rhythm, Feeling Sound
Interfacing synths and visuals with drums through Sensory Percussion. In the same way that there are infinities between any two numbers, an acoustic drum can respond with infinite variation to the human touch. The timbral characteristics of drums are continuous, dimensionally deep, and intimately tied to our musical impulses. In this presentation, Tlacael Esparza, Co-founder of Sunhouse and creator of groundbreaking electronic drum technology Sensory Percussion, will demonstrate how these fundamental characteristics of drums can enable truly expressive and intuitive control for electronic processes. Through demonstration and performances with special guests, we will focus on the synesthetic space between acoustic vibration and video/audio synthesis.

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Tlacael Esparza

Sunhouse
Tlacael is a co-founder of the music tech start-up Sunhouse and inventor of Sensory Percussion, a new system for expressive electronic percussion. Sunhouse uses the latest advances in machine learning, music information retrieval and signal processing to create new tools for musicians that fuse the intuitive control of acoustic instruments with the limitless potential of digital processes. A professional drummer with over fourteen years of... 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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

1:00pm

SuperCollider and Instrument Design
Meet Scott Lindroth, creator of SuperCollider installation. Come see how SuperCollider (SC), an Arduino, and scrap metal are assembled into an audio installation driven by algorithmic performance and live signal processing. 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.

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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 Ensemble, the Marine Band, and dozens of soloists who teach and study at the finest conservatories in the United States, Europe, and Japan... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Foyer 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

1:15pm

Deep Listening
Limited Capacity full
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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. 


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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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she is also an Associate Professor in the Arts Department. She is a performer of shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), nihon buyo... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

1:30pm

3D Audio Performance
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Why settle for stereo panning or surround sound, when you can perform in 3D spatial audio? This workshop will demonstrate ways to control spatial audio in a high-density loudspeaker array. And Virginia Tech Composition and Creative Technologies faculty will discuss performing pieces for looping processed electric violin and computer, developed for the 138.5 speaker spatial audio system in the Cube of the Moss Arts Center.

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. 

Talent
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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 installation art.  He teaches Composition and Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech, is a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology, and... Read More →

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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 sound and the three-dimensional potential of electronic music.

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 and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial... Read More →


1:30pm

KING
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KING

Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are dream-pop trio KING. In 2011, KING independently released their debut EP to much acclaim- The Story, Supernatural, and Hey made up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted sound. Fueled by word of mouth excitement and social media posts from supporters including Prince, Gilles Peterson, Erykah Badu, Solange, Nile Rodgers, Sam Sparro, Janelle Monae, Questlove and a host of... Read More →


1:30pm

Chance and Conceptual Strategies
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A hands-on workshop to explore MIDI translation, chance operations, and other methods of composing beyond the self. Visible Cloaks (Spencer Doran and Ryan Carlile) will share compositional techniques guiding their work and sketch out historical underpinnings for such compositions.

** 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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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 explored, using the materials of chance operations, MIDI “translation,” and other generative principles that favor inclusive musical environments... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Art Institute Room 203 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

1:30pm

Creative Business Planning
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Create a visual business plan and creative vision board before learning how WordPress can take your business from an idea to a success story.

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. 

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Wordpress

Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 26% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com.


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Art Institute Room 221 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

1:45pm

In Conversation with Syrinx
Matt Werth (RVNG Intl.) leads a discussion between John Mills-Cockell (Syrinx) and Moog engineer Amos Gaynes on the earliest Moog creations and the instrument's evolution from the 70's to the present.

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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 shaped by an enduring fascination with electronic sound and technology. Amos’s design philosophy is informed by 20 years of experience composing and producing electronic music as well as... Read More →
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Moog Music

Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog.  All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC.
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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 Mills-Cockell. | Instead, the path of Syrinx whimsically veers away from the dominant mode of ‘70s subculture, charting surprising commercial success. Tumblers... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

2:00pm

'Perspective' an Immersive VR Experience
Limited Capacity full
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Due to the nature and location of this installtion. Space is very limited and registration to for this experience is required.

** 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. 

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Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative brings to life and deepens Duke’s enduring theme of knowledge in the service of society. Duke I&E seeks to make Duke an agent of transformation through an entrepreneurial spirit, generating innovations from the ideas that grow at the university and translating those innovations to positively impact individuals, communities, institutions, and societies. The initiative encourages... 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.


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.

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


2:00pm

Possibility / Protest in African American Roots Music
Is Resistance Futile? This presentation asks the question: Can music be an effective means of protest? Using examples from blues and gospel, participants explore the ways that music can–and cannot–resist oppressive systems. The discussion will raise several examples in order to argue that while music is generally ineffective at spurring certain kinds of political change, it is highly effective—necessary, even—as a method for proposing the possibility of a better world.

Drawing on an idea formulated by scholar Ashon Crawley that he calls the aesthetics of possibility: “We act, through the aesthetics of possibility, as if we already are what we want to be, as if we already have what we want to give away, as if liberation is already with us, as if resources were already equitably distributed. In such desiring, in such aspiration, is the enactment of the otherwise world.” Blues and gospel help bring us into the space of the aesthetics of possibility, and thereby allow us to glimpse a better world, and enlarge the very idea of resistance.

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Bullpen 135 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

2:00pm

Mary Lattimore
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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, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

2:00pm

Prisms, Mirrors, Lenses: Tricks of Light, Time, and Sound in Afrofuturism

King Britt, Moor Mother, P. Michael Grego and Travis from ONO consider atemporality and spatial distortion as vehicles necessary to represent the Black experience in aspects of the divine, the surreal, and the historical as seen in the fields of literature, film, music, and visual art.

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P. Michael (ONO)

P. Michael Grego, along with Travis, is a founding member of the noise gospel band ONO from 1980. Grego was born in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, into a music-loving family - son of a jazz sax player and cousin to Pete Cosey who played with Miles Davis - before being raised in the West Chesterfield neighborhood of Chicago, an area noted for important black musical artists i.e. Mahalia Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, Carl Davis and the... Read More →
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King Britt

King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm, a manifestation of afro futurist ideals, based in an electronic music landscape. It walks the line of duality, science fact, science fiction. It is the future of the nowmoment. The purpose is to transmit the omni-versal message of divine abstractions into aural pleasing tones. | | King Britt’s future forward project, who’s album The Phoenix, debuted on the... Read More →
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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 artist with work featured at Samek Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Chicago, ICA Philadelphia and Everson Museum of Art, Camae is also a vocalist in punk band The... 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’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs.


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

2:00pm

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 based exhibits. | | My current projects are my upcoming album, "Sounds from a Beautiful Dystopia", working on the Great Egret Orchestra where I take migration data from a... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Institute Foyer 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

2:00pm

Durational Sound Installation: Jas Shaw

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Jas Shaw of 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 follow anyone else’s methods in any case – the title of their last album Unpatterns says it all about their penchant for disruption and reinvention... Read More →


2:30pm

'Perspective' an Immersive VR Experience
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Due to the nature and location of this installtion. Space is very limited and registration to for this experience is required.

** 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. 

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Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative brings to life and deepens Duke’s enduring theme of knowledge in the service of society. Duke I&E seeks to make Duke an agent of transformation through an entrepreneurial spirit, generating innovations from the ideas that grow at the university and translating those innovations to positively impact individuals, communities, institutions, and societies. The initiative encourages... 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.


2:30pm

Prophet 6 Masterclass: Dave Smith and S U R V I V E

Iconic synth designer and innovator Dave Smith presents a masterclass featuring synth quartet S U R V I V E. The clinic will center around the use of the DSI Prophet-6, a modern revival of the legendary Prophet-5 polysynth designed by Smith in the 1970s.


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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 fiction and horror movies, Dixon and Stein's music is hugely inspired by the likes of John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream, the masters of tension and synth soundscapes... 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 microprocessor. Dave is generally known as the driving force behind the generation of the MIDI specification in 1981. It was Dave, in fact, who coined the acronym. In... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

2:30pm

Instrument Design: The Future of Video Is Back
Join product-designer and engineer Lars Larsen, of LZX Industries, to discuss the rebirth of analog video synthesis. Lars will presents his modular video synthesizer, share the history of its development, and reflect on the current analog visuals revolution.

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Lars Larsen

LZX Industries was born in 2008 out of the Synth DIY scene when Lars Larsen of Denton, Texas and Ed Leckie of Sydney, Australia began collaborating on the development of a modular video synthesizer. At that time, analog video synthesizers were inaccessible to artists outside of a handful of studios and universities. It is our continuing mission to design creative video instruments that (1) stay within the financial means of the artists who wish... Read More →

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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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Full Frame Theatre 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

2:30pm

Keynote: Exploration with the Large Hadron Collider
Deep beneath the France–Switzerland border is the world's most complex experimental facility ever built, and the largest single machine in the world.

This keynote presentation starts there, at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Scientists with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have come to Moogfest to share history and hopes for current studies being conduscted at the facility, and enabled through a network of researcher around the world.

The session starts with a broadly accessible talk by Dr. Steven Goldfarb on how the LHC is furthering our fundamental understanding of our universe. Following this introduction, Dr. Kate Shaw will share some of her recent work with Physics Without Frontiers, a program that works to inspire, train, and motivate physics and math students in developing countries. Moderated and introduced by Duke Professor Mark Kruse.

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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 physics in developing countries, in line with the work of the ICTP. Kate founded the Physics Without Frontiers program in 2012, which works to inspire, train & motivate... Read More →

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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 be the tools for creative expression in the future?

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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... Read More →


3:00pm

'Perspective' an Immersive VR Experience
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Due to the nature and location of this installtion. Space is very limited and registration to for this experience is required.

** 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. 

Program Partners
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Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative brings to life and deepens Duke’s enduring theme of knowledge in the service of society. Duke I&E seeks to make Duke an agent of transformation through an entrepreneurial spirit, generating innovations from the ideas that grow at the university and translating those innovations to positively impact individuals, communities, institutions, and societies. The initiative encourages... 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

#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.

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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). After selling his company retired to focus on his first loves, Physics and Music.  As a physicist Marc works on the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, running... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.

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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


3:00pm

Making Sound and Music with Csound
Limited Capacity full
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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.
Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop running Csound, which can be downloaded for free from http://csound.github.io/download.html. A laptop is not a requirement 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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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 California, San Diego where he worked at the Center for Music Experiment’s Computer Audio Research Lab (CARL). He has continued his computer music research at Bell... Read More →

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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.


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Art Institute Room 218 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

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. 


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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 understanding, peace and community. Valencia began practicing yoga 17 years ago. With the loss of all of her immediate family members, she has gained a... 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. Joseph loves photography, woodworking, painting, and the joy that comes with making things. His music has been featured in games, films and on television networks... 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 & Math.
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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 “shamanic” practices in art and science? How do we understand rituals of trance in the context... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Living Arts Collective 410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Peanut Butter Wolf: Artists We've Lost
Peanut Butter Wolf will perform a tribute DJ set with a special section dedicated to synth legends who have recently passed, including Keith Emerson and Bernie Worrell.

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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 own beats for MCs and a few years later, he met 16-year-old rapper Charizma and they soon signed with Hollywood Records. In December 1993, the world lost... 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 & Math.

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 is a Los Angeles-based label run by musician Matthew David McQueen aka Matthewdavid and Jesselissa Moretti. The label began in 2009, focusing... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
American Tobacco Campus 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Music & Making Technology Demos

Come experience the cutting edge with hands-on stations featuring robots, DIY electronics, 3D printers, hackable synthesizers, and more. Librarians from NC State will showcase its “Library of the Future” and the many ways it enables creative possibilities with technology. Kids, adults, and technophobes all welcome.



** 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 and students 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
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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 & Math.

Program Partners
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NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the NC State University community and its partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future, with extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science, technology, and agriculture. The NCSU Libraries is recognized as a national leader for supporting innovative, collaborative, and experimental initiatives and... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Iron Yard 334 Blackwell St, B001, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Join Brooklyn collective Found Sound Nation in the Ouroborium - a new immersive environment for sonic conversation. Within a geodesic dome, participants operate one of nine stations with sound-making devices chained together to form a multi-person instrument. During the festival the FSN team will be facilitating, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse - a 21st century take on the Surrealist parlor game. Using the cut-up techniques of the Surrealists, Moogfest artists, activists, innovators and festival-goers will collaboratively create a sonic collage of reflections on democracy and resistance.

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Found Sound Nation

An immersive installation housed within a completely customized geodesic dome, Democracy's Exquisite Corpse is a multi-person instrument and music-based round-table discussion. Artists, activists, innovators, festival attendees and community engage in a deeply interactive exploration of sound as a living ecosystem and primal form of communication. Within the dome, there are 9 unique stations, each with their own distinct set of analog or... Read More →

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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-solving technology and increasingly innovative ways to use that technology for justice. So how can we use our resources to synthesize change? How do the musical... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
CCB Plaza 201 Corcoran Street, Durham NC 27701

3:00pm

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group A2) (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 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

3:20pm

Marisa Anderson
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Marisa Anderson

Marisa Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her playing is fluid, emotional, and masterful, featuring compositions and improvisations that re-imagine the landscape of American music. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone and 20th century classical music to compositions based on blues, jazz, gospel and country music.


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:20pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

'Perspective' an Immersive VR Experience
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Due to the nature and location of this installtion. Space is very limited and registration to for this experience is required.

** 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. 

Program Partners
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Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative brings to life and deepens Duke’s enduring theme of knowledge in the service of society. Duke I&E seeks to make Duke an agent of transformation through an entrepreneurial spirit, generating innovations from the ideas that grow at the university and translating those innovations to positively impact individuals, communities, institutions, and societies. The initiative encourages... 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.


3:30pm

Creative Coding for Spatial Sound
Limited Capacity full
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The tools for sound spatialization are still relatively underdeveloped, compared with the wealth of software tools available for sound processing in even the most basic Digital Audio Workstations. This limitation is even more acute when spatializing for high-density loudspeaker arrays, rather than lower order arrays such as 5.1 or octophonic. Some of the powerful spatialization tools generally available, such as Ambisonics and VBAP, are realtively simple to use but conceptually limited in their models for spatialization. This workshop will demonstrate how to code spatial effects using the free, open-source program SuperCollider. Through the coding process, we will learn how to gain dramatic creative control over spatialization, and discover new possibilities for combining spatialization with other forms of Digital Signal Processing.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own sound sources to experiment with. 

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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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 Max/MSP and Pd.” His music has been selected for the Giga-Hertz prize, MUSLAB, and League ISCM World Music Days. He recently guest-edited two issues of the... Read More →

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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 sound and the three-dimensional potential of electronic music.

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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 and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial... Read More →


3:30pm

Dialog & Polyphony
Limited Capacity full
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Radio is an instrument, a conduit for self-expression, a tool to broadcast thoughts, and a medium to channel experience. Online radio amplifies this potential to reach out to a global community of listeners.

In this session, Dublab continues its tradition of improvised radio pieces (Matthewdavid, Diva, Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras) by inviting two artists to sonically integrate festival goers into a spontaneous composition. Dublab will record and broadcast the piece in front of a live audience.

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Container

Container is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic project of Providence, RI's Ren Schofield, who somehow sculpts viscous punk sonics into raw jackhammer rhythms that groove in the most relentless, hypnotic, unstoppable and psychedelic ways currently working the grid. | This lo-fi mesh of maxed-out drum patterns, spiralling loops and mesmerising arrangements makes for live music of serious weight and function, suitable for both high-end... Read More →
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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 particular brand of synthetic music and ambiguous candor. In 2016, Elon released an EP of neoprimitive beats for Franco-Japanese label MIND under the spelt-out alias of E L... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Art Institute Room 203 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

Noveller
Limited Capacity full
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Noveller

One of the most adept guitarists of our time, Lipstate returns with her signature breathtaking cinematic, experimental soundscapes. Eloquent and striking, her instrumentals evoke colorful and otherworldly imagery. Lipstate writes in majestic, emotional strokes with pieces ranging from remarkably tense environments to shimmering psychedelic rock or unraveling into something darker. Sarah Lipstate has been recording music under the moniker... Read More →


3:30pm

Music and Artificial Intelligence
Can machines understand and create music? Learn about new approaches for machine learning and artificial intelligence, and imagine the possible impact on the future of music creation and production.

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 this conversation, and an elevated program of intimate seminars and workshops led by graduate students and professors.

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Gil Weinberg

Gil Weinberg is a professor and the founding director of Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, where he leads the Robotic Musicianship group. His research focuses on developing artificial creativity and musical expression for robots and augmented humans. Among his projects are a marimba playing robotic musician called Shimon that uses machine learning for Jazz improvisation, and a prosthetic robotic arm for amputees that restores and enhances... Read More →

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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... 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 last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.
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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. Today, biotechnology has expanded to include cloning and genetic engineering, organ transplants and prosthetics, computer science and biorobotics... even bio-art. An exciting... 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 Weinberg, Alexander Lerch, Jason Freeman, and Dr. Timothy Hsu.


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

Black Futures, Comics and Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagining Black Futures. Welcome to Durham's science fiction underground! Join local Blerds, comic book heads and Afrofuturists as we travel Black to the future through comic books, storytelling and speculative fiction.


** 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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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 quartet The Beast, and a producer/composer, scoring projects for Apple, PBS, and making beats mashing up hip hop with video games.

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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 today are inspired by utopian visions and otherworldly inventions. This interplay between imagination and actual innovation, idealist dreams and dystopian visions, are... 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’ survival in a “high-tech” world currently dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs.