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Thursday, May 18
 

2:30pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... 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... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Michael Ashton

Michael Ashton

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

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... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre

3:00pm EDT

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 Brandon Stosuy

Brandon Stosuy

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

Elysia Crampton

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2

3:15pm EDT

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

Program Themes
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... Read More →
avatar for Transhumanism

Transhumanism

Evolution has been a slow natural process that we are externalizing and accelerating through technology and creativity. Humans have long sought to transform nature with agriculture and medicine, employing biotechnologies to manipulate living systems, and even our own bodies. Today... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Andy Cavatorta

Andy Cavatorta

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

Program Partners
avatar for MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab

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


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

4:15pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Dave Rossum

Dave Rossum

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

4:45pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for Transhumanism

Transhumanism

Evolution has been a slow natural process that we are externalizing and accelerating through technology and creativity. Humans have long sought to transform nature with agriculture and medicine, employing biotechnologies to manipulate living systems, and even our own bodies. Today... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Miguel Nicolelis

Miguel Nicolelis

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

Program Partners
avatar for Duke University

Duke University

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2

4:45pm EDT

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... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1
  Conversations

5:45pm EDT

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?

Program Themes
avatar for The Future of Creativity

The Future of Creativity

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

Talent
avatar for Armida Ascano

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... Read More →


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

6:00pm EDT

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.

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
avatar for Amos Gaynes

Amos Gaynes

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

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... Read More →


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

6:30pm EDT

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

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

Talent
avatar for Gotye

Gotye

Gotye presents a tribute to Jean-Jacques PerreyJean-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... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 6:30pm - 7:45pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Conversations
 
Friday, May 19
 

10:00am EDT

5U Modular: An Inside Look

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


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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... Read More →

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... Read More →
avatar for Rosser Douglas

Rosser Douglas

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

Tim Johnston

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

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... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

10:00am EDT

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

Talent
avatar for Dave Smith

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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Calore

Michael Calore

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


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1

11:00am EDT

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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... 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... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Andy Cavatorta

Andy Cavatorta

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

Program Partners
avatar for MIT Media Lab

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 EDT
American Underground Bullpen

11:00am EDT

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


Talent

Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Bullpen
  Conversations

11:15am EDT

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


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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Elysia Crampton

Elysia Crampton

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


Friday May 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2

11:30am EDT

ATLAS@LHC Virtual Visit

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

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

Talent
avatar for Dr. Kate Shaw

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Kruse

Mark Kruse

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

Steven Goldfarb

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

Program Partners
avatar for Atlas @ CERN

Atlas @ CERN

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


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
The Armory
  Conversations

11:30am EDT

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

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

Moderators
avatar for Michael Calore

Michael Calore

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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Alex Rosson

Alex Rosson

Director of Audio, Shinola
For over a decade, Alex Rosson has been involved in the advancement of Digital Cinema from manufacturing to management of post production facilities and worldwide distribution. Rosson founded Audeze in 2008 while serving as a Senior Systems and Mastering Engineer for Technicolor... Read More →
avatar for Amos Gaynes

Amos Gaynes

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

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

Partners
avatar for Shinola

Shinola

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


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

11:30am EDT

In Conversation with 808 State

Talent
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808 State

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


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1

12:00pm EDT

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

Talent
avatar for Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Conversations

12:45pm EDT

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

Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Laila Nur

Laila Nur

Lead singer, song-writer and guitarist of LNLR, is a self-taught musician from New York, currently living in North Carolina. As an out-spoken Black Queer Muslim and community organizer, Nur brings charged lyrical content and an experimental style of rock, hip-hop & indie-folk to the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Katz

Mark Katz

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

Pierce Freelon

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

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... Read More →
avatar for Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons

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

Program Partners
avatar for The University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen
  Conversations

1:00pm EDT

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

Program Themes
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... Read More →

Talent
avatar for Church of Space

Church of Space

A religion based on science.
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

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


Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

1:00pm EDT

Analog Synths from Dreadbox

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

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

Talent
avatar for Richard Devine

Richard Devine

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


Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

1:00pm EDT

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

Program Themes
avatar for The Future of Creativity

The Future of Creativity

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

Transhumanism

Evolution has been a slow natural process that we are externalizing and accelerating through technology and creativity. Humans have long sought to transform nature with agriculture and medicine, employing biotechnologies to manipulate living systems, and even our own bodies. Today... Read More →

Talent
Program Partners
avatar for Duke University

Duke University

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


Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Fullsteam

1:30pm EDT

In Conversation with Mykki Blanco
Program Themes
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Protest

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

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Mykki Blanco

A fearless artist at his challenging yet melodic best, Mykki Blanco releases his debut album “Mykki" (produced by Woodkid and Jermiah Meece) on 16th September on Dogfood Music Group / !K7. Mykki Blanco has metamorphosed many times. The multi-faceted star was a child actor who founded... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2
  Conversations

2:00pm EDT

#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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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... Read More →

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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
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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... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

2:00pm EDT

'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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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... 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... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham
  Conversations

2:00pm EDT

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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Spatial Sound

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

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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... Read More →
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Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon’s work focuses on articulated noise, chaos music, spatial orchestration, and computer chamber music. His software includes FFTease and LyonPotpourri, collections of externals for Max/MSP and Pd. He authored “Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd.” His music has... 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... 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... 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 discovery, the institute works to foster the creative process to create new possibilities for explora... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1

2:30pm EDT

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

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

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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... Read More →

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Gerhard Behles

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


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

2:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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The Future of Creativity

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

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Conversations

3:00pm EDT

#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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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... Read More →

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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

3:00pm EDT

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

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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... Read More →

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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... 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 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen

4:00pm EDT

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

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avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
avatar for Church of Space

Church of Space

A religion based on science.
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

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


Friday May 19, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

4:00pm EDT

A Modular Synthesizer Ensemble

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

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

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Berklee College of Music

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


Friday May 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Armory
  Conversations

4:15pm EDT

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

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

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

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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... 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... Read More →

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Friday May 19, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre

4:30pm EDT

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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Black Quantum Futurism

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

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Afrofuturist Affair

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


Friday May 19, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1

5:00pm EDT

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

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

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Animal Collective

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

co-presented by RVNGThe 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... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Conversations

5:15pm EDT

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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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... Read More →

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avatar for Julia Kaganskiy

Julia Kaganskiy

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

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

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


Friday May 19, 2017 5:15pm - 6:45pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen

5:30pm EDT

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

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

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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... Read More →
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Mike G

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


Friday May 19, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
The Armory
  Conversations

5:30pm EDT

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... 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... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 5:30pm - 6:45pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2

6:00pm EDT

#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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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... Read More →

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avatar for Christof Veillon

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... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

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


Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre
 
Saturday, May 20
 

9:30am EDT

Is the Vintage Synth Market Headed for a Downturn?
The market for vintage synths continues to climb to historical heights. Join Justin Delay, Director of Digital at Reverb, Dan Orkin, Content Director at Reverb, and Grant Winship, Listings Manager at Reverb, to trace decades of price trends in the synth market, examine the status of the vintage synth market today with an eye on trends in new products from various manufacturers.

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

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JD

Justin DeLay

Justin DeLay is director of digital at Reverb.com, the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear. Justin leads Reverb SYNC, the marketplace’s destination for music software and plugins, as well as Reverb Lessons - the online marketplace that connects... Read More →

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Reverb

Reverb.com is the online marketplace for musicians to buy, sell and learn about new, used, vintage and handmade music gear. When Reverb launched in 2013, it was founded on the principle that buying and selling musical instruments should be easy and affordable. Since then it's become... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

11:00am EDT

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... 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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen

12:30pm EDT

Thought as a Seed: Bl1 Interface
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. This masterclass is led by Chris is working with laser artist Johnny Turpin.

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

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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... Read More →
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Johnny Turpin

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Armory
  Conversations

1:00pm EDT

#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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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... Read More →

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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

1:00pm EDT

Seeing Rhythm, Feeling Sound-Interfacing synths and visuals with drums through Sensory Percussion
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.

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

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avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... Read More →

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avatar for Tlacael Esparza

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 instrumen... Read More →

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Sunhouse

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

1:00pm EDT

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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Foyer
  Conversations

1:45pm EDT

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 shapedby an enduring fascination... Read More →
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Moog Music

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

co-presented by RVNGThe 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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2

2:00pm EDT

#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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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... Read More →

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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
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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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

2:00pm EDT

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... Read More →

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Dr. Will Boone

Will Boone is a North Carolina-based writer, educator, and musician. He received a PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 with ethnographic research on contemporary black gospel music and spirit-filled worship in a Durham, North Carolina church. His publications include academic essays... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
The Bullpen
  Conversations

2:00pm EDT

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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Black Quantum Futurism

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

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KingBritt

KingBrittArchives
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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1

2:30pm EDT

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.

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

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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... Read More →
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Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein of S U R V I V E

...playing music from their score to Stranger ThingsKyle 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
The Armory
  Conversations

2:30pm EDT

Suzanne Ciani Moog Innovation Award Ceremony
Suzanne Ciani has been in the fabric of electronic music history from the beginning. She worked under the tutelage of Don Buchla, was friend to Bob Moog, and her use of synthesizers created entirely new sounds that opened minds around the globe to electronic sound as a valid form of expression.

This year we are thrilled to award Suzanne Ciani with our annual Moog Innovation Award in honor of her ongoing contributions to the sounds we celebrate.

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Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she's released 15 solo albums, including... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Power Plant Boiler Room
  Conversations

2:30pm EDT

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.

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

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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... Read More →

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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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

2:30pm EDT

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.

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

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The Future of Creativity

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

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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... 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 investigates a wide range of physics, from the search for the Hi... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Conversations

3:00pm EDT

#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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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... Read More →

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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
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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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

3:30pm EDT

Research at Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT)
A review and discussion of GTCMT research projects in musical AI, STEAM, robotics musicians, sonification, music and the brain, and acoustics.
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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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... 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... 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... Read More →

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Alexander Lerch

Alexander Lerch works on creating the next generation of music software technology, enabling new ways of understanding, creating, accessing, and listening to music. His main research areas are Music Information Retrieval/Audio Content Analysis and Intelligent Signal Processing. Lerch... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Jason Freeman

Jason Freeman is a Professor of Music at Georgia Tech. His artistic practice and scholarly research focus on using technology to engage diverse audiences in collaborative, experimental, and accessible musical experiences. He also develops educational interventions in K-12, university... Read More →
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Mike Winters

R. Michael Winters is a pianist and Ph.D. student at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT). Beginning research in high-energy particle physics, his interest in data sonification led him to the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT... Read More →

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Georgia Tech

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen

4:00pm EDT

#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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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... Read More →

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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
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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... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

4:15pm EDT

Synthesizers for the Modern Music Maker

Presentation on two Novation synthesizers, Enrique Martinez will be covering the architecture of both instruments, demoing their sound and modulation capabilities, followed by an audiecne Q&A to provide answers for practical applications of our products.


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

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avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... Read More →

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Enrique martinez

Novation
As the Novation Technology Evangelist, Enrique Martinez knows the ins and outs, as well as all the creative tricks to getting the most out of Novation products.Enrique’s natural talents and musical mindset have strongly influenced his personal and professional development in the... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

4:30pm EDT

How the Immortality Bus Changed Transhumanism Forever
In early 2015, when transhumanist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan announced he would transform a 38-foot bus into a giant coffin and drive it across America to deliver a Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol, many in the transhumanism community reacted with contempt and ridicule. Two years later, the Immortality Bus–created as a provocative symbol of resistance against death–has become one of the most recognized futurist projects in the world. The New York Times called the bus "the great brown sarcaphogus of the American highway...a metaphor of life itself."

Today feature films, documentaries, and even a likely final home in a major museum are being worked on for the Immortality Bus. Come hear Zoltan Istvan describe his captaining of the "coffin bus", and learn what really happened during this historic journey.

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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... Read More →

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Zoltan Istvan

Author and Philosopher
Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian candidate for California Governor in 2018, and is likely to run in 2020 for the Libertarian presidential nomination. He is considered one the world’s leading transhumanists after his popular run in the 2016 US Presidential race as a science and technology... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1

5:00pm EDT

Pub Talk: Arrival of the Robot Car
Self-driving cars promise to save lives, clean up the air, and transform our commutes into free time. But when are we going to start seeing them on the road? Michael Clamann of Duke Robotics will talk about the technical, political, and social barriers we still need to overcome in order to fully assimilate autonomous automobilies. He will answer your questions about this emerging technology, and discuss the work he’s doing to help self-driving cars and pedestrians coexist safely in our cities.

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The Future of Creativity

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

Evolution has been a slow natural process that we are externalizing and accelerating through technology and creativity. Humans have long sought to transform nature with agriculture and medicine, employing biotechnologies to manipulate living systems, and even our own bodies. Today... Read More →

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Michael Clamann

Michael Clamann is a Senior Research Scientist in the Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL) within the Robotics Program at Duke University, an Associate Director at UNC’s Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, and the Lead Editor for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Duke’s... 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.


Saturday May 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Fullsteam

5:30pm EDT

3D Audio for Artists and Musicians
Are you an artist or musician interested in 3D sound? In this workshop, several methods of sound spatialization are described and demonstrated. Hear how the power of immersive audio can become a compositional and audio engineering tool to create new musical experiences. Examples include live electric violin spatialized through 24 loudspeakers, Moog synthesizer sounds flying around you, 3D convolution reverberation, and a spatial chip tune demo. This informal workshop encourages discussion during the two hours, with 30 minutes at the end for mini-breakouts and Q&A.

This session will take place in a site-specific hexaphonic audio environment designed and installed by engineers from Virginia Tech ICAT. 




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Spatial Sound

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

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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... Read More →
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Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon’s work focuses on articulated noise, chaos music, spatial orchestration, and computer chamber music. His software includes FFTease and LyonPotpourri, collections of externals for Max/MSP and Pd. He authored “Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd.” His music has... 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... 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... 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 discovery, the institute works to foster the creative process to create new possibilities for explora... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7

5:45pm EDT

Machine Learning and MIR in the Audio Industry
Advances in machine learning technology are increasingly transforming our lives, from labeling the faces in our social streams to navigating hazards faced by self-driving vehicles. How can this same technology transform our experience as musicians? This presentation will focus on recent innovations using techniques from machine learning and music information retrieval (MIR) at iZotope. We’ll showcase several working examples of machine learning technology in iZotope products like Ozone, Neutron, and BreakTweaker—revealing how the underlying algorithms work and how we bring together technology, user interfaces, and sound design to inspire and enable creativity.

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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... 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... Read More →

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avatar for Izotope

Izotope

iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 5:45pm - 6:45pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre

5:45pm EDT

Colin Wolfe
Co-presented by UNCSA, Colin Wolfe discusses his work on Dr. Dre's debut album The Chronic and the process in creating it, from song writing, concepting, and the use of Moog.
Colin Wolfe is an artist in residence in North Carolina at UNCSA. This Moogfest session is presented as part of his residency. 

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Colin Wolfe

With over 30 years in the music industry, Colin Wolfe has a resume that proves his versatility and dedication to sonic excellence. His iconic melodic hooks composed with Dr. Dre and NWA, unforgettable bass performances with Michael Jackson and Madonna, and producer credits with the... Read More →

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UNC School of the Arts

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts provides gifted emerging artists with the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives, and it serves and enriches the cultural and economic prosperity of the people of North Carolina... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 5:45pm - 7:00pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen

6:00pm EDT

#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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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... Read More →

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avatar for Christof Veillon

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... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
avatar for Marc Fleury

Marc Fleury

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

8:15pm EDT

In Conversation with Flying Lotus
Special guest Hannibal Buress will moderate this conversation for his live podcast.

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

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Flying Lotus

You see, no one likes talking about death.But Flying Lotus has never been one to lead the people on a simple journey.With You’re Dead! he has managed to create a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. At once reflective, restless, heart wrenching... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Conversations
 
Sunday, May 21
 

11:00am EDT

Instrument Design: 45 Years of Instrument Design
Synthesizer design is a fundamental element of the Moogfest’s mindset, and few have contributed more to the state of modern synthesizers than the honorable Dave Smith. Moogfest has invited Dave to discuss his 45 years of work in the business that shapes the way the world sounds and produces music. From polyphony to Prophet’s, the invention of MIDI to modern philosophies in synth design, Dave will walk us through his electronic history.

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

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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... 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... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

11:00am EDT

Science Fiction vs Science Fact
Based on an innovative course developed by Profs. Kate Hayles and Mark Kruse at Duke, come learn about quantum mechanics (no prior scientific knowledge required) and how it is used (both validly and invalidly) in selected Science Fiction readings.

Most of the discussion will revolve around Greg Egan’s novel "Quarantine" which participants are encouraged to read beforehand.

Come with questions and discussion points about interpretations of quantum mechanics, free will, and other themes from the novel.

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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... Read More →

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Katherine Hayles

Professor, Duke University
Katherine Hayles is an internationally recognized cultural critic of literature, science and technology. She has written on science fiction authors and texts and co-teaches, with Professor Mark Kruse, a course on "Science Fiction/Science Fact" exploring quantum mechanics and relativity... Read More →
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Mark Kruse

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

Michael Gaffney is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Literature at Duke University. His research falls under the broad category of the environmental humanities, and his dissertation argues for the necessity of understanding climate change within deep history.

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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.


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen

11:00am EDT

#illuminaughtymass

Join us for the final techno-ritual of the #churchofspace. Bring your own gods and godesses to this final rendition of the #illuminaughtyritual: ritual theater meets Sunday mass. Come to the festival in style.

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Church of Space

A religion based on science.
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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... 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... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

12:00pm EDT

Masterclass: Greg Belson and Peanut Butter Wolf
Greg Belson joins Peanut Butter Wolf in a conversation that only two legendary, obsessive, encyclopedic DJs can muster. Their deep knowledge from years of crate digging, combined with musical storytelling, offers a mash-up of history and some tips toward the future of beat culture.

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

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Greg Belson

Greg Belson began collecting records in 1984, exploring Hiphop culture from beats to samples, rap styles to lyrical flow. A penchant for the vintage soul recordings that were the backbone to these recordings soon started to flourish and shortly with it, a desire to promote gigs. In... Read More →
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Peanut Butter Wolf

“LA’s Best DJ”-Randall Roberts. LA Weekly Best of issue. 10-2-08Chris 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... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Armory
  Conversations

12:00pm EDT

LGBTQ Artist Meet & Greet with Octo Octa
All are welcome to join a Sunday brunch with LGBTQ artists — coffee and light food will be provided. This will be an open forum and conversation for young and aspiring queer artists. Bring questions for Brooklyn-based house/techno producer Octo Octa (née Maya Bouldry-Morrison). How to get a record made? How do you make a career from your art? What is the experience of a LGBTQ musician today? How can Durham better support the queer artist community? What was it like on the Moogfest stage?!

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Octo Octa

It shouldn't be surprising that Brooklyn-based producer Octo Octa (née Maya Bouldry-Morrison) had already logged tireless years as a fringe IDM artist and sound designer before her debut EP Let Me See You lasso'd a mighty wave of international house-heads to the dance-floor and helped... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
LGBTQ Center of Durham
  Conversations

1:00pm EDT

Music & Tech: Tools to Fight Mass Incarceration
Join Give A Beat in a discussion around the variety of ways music and technology are being utilized to address, avoid, fight, and recover from the devastating impact of mass incarceration. The U.S. is the world leader in locking up people for minor offenses, with excessive sentences, in inhumane conditions, without proper legal representation. These practices have had serious repercussions, including the disenfranchisement of people of color, and a stunning price-tag of $1 trillion a year for the US economy. This problem is so massive, that it requires a call to action in every industry and every community. Give a Beat aims to represent the dance music community’s response to mass incarceration through innovative grass-roots driven music programs.

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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... Read More →

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Kaitlyn Boecker

Kaitlyn Boecker works as a Policy Coordinator at the Drug Policy Alliance to advance drug policy reform in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Kaitlyn believes the drug war has been a devastating failure, that drug use is a public health issue not a criminal justice issue... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Monte McCoin

Monte McCoin joined Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) in 2010 as a part-time proofreading and copy assistant in support of the print edition of Prison Legal News. She now serves as HRDC’s social media director, which includes social media management, e-newsletter editing and production... Read More →
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Phi Unit

Phi Pham is executive director and co-founder of Building Beats, a non-profit organization that develops and expands DJ and music programs that teach entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills. He has 15 years of experience as a DJ and music producer. Building Beats has worked with... Read More →
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Rob Wall

Rob Wall is the executive director of the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities, NCCRED, a diverse group of criminal justice leaders working collaboratively to identify, document and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in NC's criminal justice system. Prior to... Read More →
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The Foreign Exchange Band: Phonte & Nicolay

Representative of how the Internet can aid in creating music, the Foreign Exchange started when Little Brother rapper Phonte heard a beat on Okayplayer.com by Dutch producer Nicolay and asked if he could lay some vocals over it. Nicolay agreed, and the song "Light It Up" appeared... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen
  Conversations

1:30pm EDT

Pub Talk: Large Hadron Collider
Join us for an informal conversation about how, and why, the Large Hadron Collider is furthering our fundamental understanding of nature. Bring all your mind-bending questions about this universe, or anything you want to know about this space-time continuum in which we find ourselves. Led by physicists who work with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland.

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Mark Kruse

Professor of Physics, Duke University
Mark Kruse is a professor of Physics at Duke University, wherehe holds the Fuchsberg-Levine Family chair. Prof. Kruse receivedhis B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of Auckland,New Zealand, his Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University, andhas been on the faculty at Duke... 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 investigates a wide range of physics, from the search for the Hi... 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.


Sunday May 21, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Fullsteam

2:00pm EDT

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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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... Read More →

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Scott Lindroth

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Foyer
  Conversations

2:30pm EDT

A DIY Approach to Bridging Art, Music, Electronics, and Performance

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

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

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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... Read More →

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Moog Music

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

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

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

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

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

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Moog Music

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Conversations

3:00pm EDT

Textiles as a Second Skin
Textiles are already an extension of our biological skin, forming a functional interface between our body and the environment. Until now, textiles have served to enhance the human body and express identity through fashion. As technology improves, what will Clothing 2.0 look like, feel, and function like? Will our clothing change in response to our thoughts? How will Clothing 2.0 affect our identities and communication?

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Raj Bhakta

NC State | ASSIST
Raj Bhakta is currently a PhD student in Textile Engineering at NC State University in Raleigh, NC working on textile electronics for smart clothing and wearable technology applications. He graduated with a B.S. in Physics and a minor in Philosophy of Physics from the University of... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen
 

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