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Thursday, May 18
 

3:00pm EDT

Durational Sound Installation: Moor Mother
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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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
American Underground Storefront
  Performances

5:00pm EDT

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

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Gotye

Gotye presents a tribute to Jean-Jacques 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 5:00pm - 6:15pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Performances

5:45pm EDT

Pie Face Girls
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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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Pie Face Girls

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 5:45pm - 6:15pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

6:45pm EDT

Mykki Blanco
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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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

7:30pm EDT

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

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Pinhook

8:15pm EDT

Omar Souleyman
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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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Omar Souleyman

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:15pm - 9:05pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

8:30pm EDT

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

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
The Armory
  Performances

8:30pm EDT

Lonnie Holley
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Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
The Bullpen
  Performances

8:50pm EDT

Elysia Crampton
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Elysia Crampton

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:50pm - 9:50pm EDT
Pinhook

9:00pm EDT

MNDSGN
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MNDSGN

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

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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

9:35pm EDT

Talib Kweli
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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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Talib Kweli

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 9:35pm - 10:35pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

10:00pm EDT

Live Score 'Visitations'
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Jon Gibson

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Performances

10:00pm EDT

808 State
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808 State

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:15pm EDT
The Armory
  Performances

10:10pm EDT

JDH & DAVE P
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JDH & Dave P

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:10pm - 11:10pm EDT
Pinhook

10:30pm EDT

Deantoni Parks
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Deantoni Parks

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

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

10:45pm EDT

Bearcat
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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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BEARCAT

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:45pm - Friday May 19, 2017 12:00am EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

11:30pm EDT

Avalon Emerson
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Avalon Emerson

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:30pm - Friday May 19, 2017 1:30am EDT
The Armory
  Performances

11:30pm EDT

Lena Willikens

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Lena Willikens

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:30pm - Friday May 19, 2017 1:30am EDT
Pinhook

11:59pm EDT

Jana Hunter (DJ set)
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Jana Hunter

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:59pm - Friday May 19, 2017 2:00am EDT
Surf Club
 
Friday, May 19
 

12:00am EDT

Peanut Butter Wolf + Sudan Archives
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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 →
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Sudan Archives

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

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

12:30am EDT

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

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


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RVNG Intl.

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:30am - 2:00am EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Performances

12:30am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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

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Laraaji

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

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:30am - 8:30am EDT
21C Main Ballroom
  Performances

1:30pm EDT

The Sounds of Dreaming
Written and Perfomed by:
Nona Hendryx and Richard Boulanger
 
Video synthesis and live video processing by:
Christopher Konopka
 
Ensemble
Nona Hendryx
Richard Boulanger
Christopher Konopka
Nikhil Singh
Emmett Palaima
Jacob Richter
 
Production Manager and Concert Mix
Lee Ray
 
Stems, Grooves, Max and Jitter Programming
Blake Adelman
 
Nona’s Custom Arduino Glove System
Takahiko Tsuchiya


Nona’s Custom Sound and Light BodySuit
Alayna Hughes and Pierluigi Barberis
The instrument makers have created hybrid software/hardware instruments, apps and systems that enable wireless control of audio and video. Song, performance and custom instruments combine for a semi-staged version of core elements from the opera. Each of the scenes features a unique controller and system.
In The Sound of Dreaming, the singer performs. If she uses language, why does it come back fractured in her dreams? If she uses her voice, why does it splinter and run riot? Does she have “undo”? Is she performing now, when she hears it, or later, when you hear it?
Scene 1:
Wearing her Sound & Lights Bodysuit, triggering ambient sounds, Nona Hendryx sings two of her classic hits, remixed and re-envisioned by a DJ/VJ trio. With Pioneer decks, Csound for Live and an Edirol video mixer.
 
Scene 2:
Backstage, Nona’s ‘controller’ sings her to sleep. With Csound/Muse and three Leap Motions and real-time hypnotic video synthesis.
Scene 3:
Nona under control, a nightmare! Her ‘controller’ is a puppet master. With a custom P5 Glove system and surround Csound in MaxMSP. Nona responds using the Tsuchiya Arduino Glove.
Scene 4:
Sleep talking, a Brainwave duet between Nona and Jacob Richter.  A Csound brainwave system using the Muse EEG sensor and a Soundmachines BL1 Brainterface-controlled speech synthesizers make idle chatter featuring nightmare video synthesis and sampling.
Scene 5:
Nona awakes and takes control. Featuring custom Blake Adelman speak-and-paint software for the Orbit controller and original art by Nona Hendryx, plus, voice-aware and responsive iPad apps result in algorithmic accompaniments, stems and loops under wireless touch control
Scene 6:
The TransHuman Diva. Nona joins the audience in her Audio Tutu, accompanied by a Csound spatial orchestra performed by an ensemble of WiiMotes, and featuring video synthesis and video sampling using paintings and other visual material by Nona Hendryx.
Boulanger and Hendryx will host a technology demo and a question-and-answer session after the performance.


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Program Themes
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Instrument Design

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

Talent
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Dr. Richard Boulanger

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

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

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United Therapeutics

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


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
The Armory

2:00pm EDT

Durational Sound Installation: Haxan Cloak & Nick Zinner
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Nick Zinner

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

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


Friday May 19, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
American Underground Storefront
  Performances

3:00pm EDT

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

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 →

Talent
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Riddim Macka Sound System

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

Partners
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CrossComm

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Bull McCabe's
  Performances

5:00pm EDT

RBTS Win
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Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

5:00pm EDT

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

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
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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 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

6:00pm EDT

Four on The Floor

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

Come get your 4x4 with The Floor.

Talent
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3ZKL

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 2:30am EDT
Arcana Bar and Lounge
  Performances

6:15pm EDT

London O'Connor
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London O'Connor

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


Friday May 19, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

7:30pm EDT

Pye Corner Audio
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Pye Corner Audio

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


Friday May 19, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Pinhook

7:45pm EDT

Sudan Archives
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Sudan Archives

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

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

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


Friday May 19, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm EDT
First Presbyterian Church

7:45pm EDT

Zola Jesus
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Zola Jesus

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


Friday May 19, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

8:30pm EDT

Gaika
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Gaika

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


Friday May 19, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
The Armory
  Performances

8:30pm EDT

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

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

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Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein of S U R V I V E

...playing music from their score to Stranger 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 →


Friday May 19, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Performances

8:30pm EDT

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

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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 8:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

8:50pm EDT

Not Waving
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Not Waving

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


Friday May 19, 2017 8:50pm - 9:50pm EDT
Pinhook

9:00pm EDT

Tasha The Amazon
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Tasha The Amazon

A bomb in a china shop.Toronto's Tasha the Amazon is an artist, producer, and bad gyal. Notorious for rude stage antics and warehouse parties shut down by police raids, her unconventional lyrics deal as much with partying and hood mischief as they do with anarchy and civil disobedience.After... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

9:05pm EDT

Circuit Des Yeux
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Circuit Des Yeux

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


Friday May 19, 2017 9:05pm - 10:05pm EDT
First Presbyterian Church

9:15pm EDT

Jessy Lanza
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Jessy Lanza

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


Friday May 19, 2017 9:15pm - 10:15pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

9:50pm EDT

Simian Mobile Disco
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Simian Mobile Disco

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


Friday May 19, 2017 9:50pm - 11:15pm EDT
The Armory
  Performances

10:00pm EDT

Marshall Jones (DJ Set)
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Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones started in mid 1999 out of Gotham Nightclub in Chapel Hill, NC during the rave era. Gaining a vast knowledge and skills in the DJ booth, this led to him having an internship with Ovum Records and moving to Orlando to attend college at Full Sail University. During college... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
Surf Club

10:00pm EDT

RVNG Intl. and Hisham Bharoocha (DJ Set)
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RVNG Intl.

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


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
Surf Club

10:10pm EDT

Mumdance
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Mumdance

Building on his reputation for eclecticism and reinvention, Jack Adams, better known as Mumdance, is back with his new LP - Twists and Turns. After a two-year hiatus, taking time away from touring, clearing his show-addled mind, and switching from software to hardware based production... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:10pm - 11:10pm EDT
Pinhook

10:30pm EDT

Princess Nokia
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Princess Nokia

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


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

10:30pm EDT

Visible Cloaks
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Visible Cloaks

co-presented by RVNGVisible Cloaks’ Reassemblage is a collection of delicately rendered passages of silence and sound that invokes – and invites – consciousness. The foundation of the duo’s second album is gently poured upon the ground their musical predecessors explored... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30pm - 11:45pm EDT
First Presbyterian Church

10:45pm EDT

Animal Collective
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Animal Collective

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


Friday May 19, 2017 10:45pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

11:30pm EDT

Derrick May
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Derrick May

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


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30am EDT
The Armory
  Performances

11:30pm EDT

Silent Servant
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Silent Servant

Silent Servant’s prolific output as a producer and artist has laid the groundwork for much of the most ambitious and forward thinking electronic music of today. As a member of the now defunct Sandwell District, he helped force the hand of change with uncompromising ability. And... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30am EDT
Pinhook

11:59pm EDT

Baltra (DJ set)
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Baltra

NY-based dance producer Michael Baltra creates ruff-hewn house music that feels otherworldly and emotive. Set against a bedrock of distinctive drum programming, Baltra tracks unfold in a swirl of contemplative melodies and spoken word vocals. The combination is haunting – dancefloors... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 11:59pm - Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00am EDT
Surf Club
 
Saturday, May 20
 

12:00am EDT

Lafawndah
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Lafawndah

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00am - 1:15am EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

12:30am EDT

Prelude to Sleep: Driftless Ambient
Join Driftless Recordings DJs (Joel Ford & Patrick McDermott) as they select ambient and left field cuts for this late night chill out / mind-melt. Attendees should be fully prepared to expand their minds, relax their bodies, lounge and listen. Expect to hear flashes of Music Concrete and classics by Terry Riley, Fennesz, CFCF, Dopplereffekt, and more.

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Driftless Recordings

Driftless Recordings is the brainchild of Joel Ford and Patrick McDermott and will participate in our inaugural Prelude to Sleep series at Moogfest 2017. These cosmic listening parties combine playback of ambient recordings with projected visuals for audiences to wind down at the... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30am - 2:00am EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
  Performances

11:00am EDT

Harnessing Thought
The B1 braininterface is the first commercially available brainwave to synthesizer interface. This performance combines synthesized sound with a laser display, both powered by the B1 braininterface, creating a synchronized audio visual event. At times, the B1 functions as an instrument creating music, and at other times it will contribute to generative atmospheres.

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Program Themes
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Hacking Systems

The resurgence of a technological Maker Culture is undeniable, and Moogfest is a gathering for all those enthused by new tools for creative expression. Conversations, workshops, and installations will not only explore hardware and physical computing, but also reflect on how the last... Read More →
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Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
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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 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Armory
  Performances

12:00pm EDT

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

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

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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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DJ Lance Rock

Lance Robertson is a Los Angeles-based musician, DJ, and actor also known as "DJ Lance Rock" on the award-winning Nick Jr show, Yo Gabba Gabba!. He has explored his interest in music (particularly electronic) through an radio show on NTS, club DJ gigs, and live concerts.As of late... Read More →
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McQueen Adams

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

Everyone knows Michael Winslow from his movie, TV, radio, cartoon, Social Media performances and more, except that no one knows until now that Michael holds dual citizenship with another planet that speaks in sound as a multi language, with beatboxx as a dialect. Michael uses sound... Read More →
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Modular on the Spot

Modular On The Spot is an outdoor modular synth performance event that was started in Los Angeles by modular artist and skateboard photographer Eric “Rodent” Cheslak with bass player and modular musician Bana Haffar. The idea came about on a camping trip to Arizona in 2014 where... Read More →
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Nanny Cantaloupe

Los Angeles native Mitchell Brown (aka Nanny Cantaloupe or Professor Cantaloupe) is a musician, a DJ on KXLU and Dublab, a music label owner (Melon Expander) and an assistant to developmentally disabled children. As a musician he improvises and composes using analog electronics, magnetic... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus
  Performances

2:00pm EDT

Mary Lattimore
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Mary Lattimore

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
First Presbyterian Church

2:00pm EDT

Durational Sound Installation: Jas Shaw
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Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
American Underground Storefront
  Performances

3:00pm EDT

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

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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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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 →

Program Partners
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Stones Throw / Leaving Records

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus
  Performances

3:20pm EDT

Marisa Anderson
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Marisa Anderson

Marisa Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her playing is fluid, emotional, and masterful, featuring compositions and improvisations that re-imagine the landscape of American music. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:20pm - 4:20pm EDT
First Presbyterian Church

4:40pm EDT

Colleen
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Colleen

Colleen is the alias of French musician Cécile Schott, who over the course of five albums on The Leaf Label, Second Language and Thrill Jockey, has consistently reinvented herself by taking acoustic instruments out of their usual context and pushing the boundaries of their playability... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm EDT
First Presbyterian Church

5:00pm EDT

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

Program Themes
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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 →

Talent
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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 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

5:00pm EDT

Michael Winslow Presents Noize-A-tivity
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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 →

Talent
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Michael Winslow

Everyone knows Michael Winslow from his movie, TV, radio, cartoon, Social Media performances and more, except that no one knows until now that Michael holds dual citizenship with another planet that speaks in sound as a multi language, with beatboxx as a dialect. Michael uses sound... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus
  Performances

6:00pm EDT

Syrinx & the Mallarme Chamber Ensemble

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Mallarmé Chamber Players

The Mallarmé Chamber Players are a flexible ensemble of professional musicians based in Durham, North Carolina for 33 years, whose mission is to enrich the lives of their community through outstanding chamber music. The ensemble distinguishes itself by its innovative educational... 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 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
First Presbyterian Church

6:15pm EDT

DJ Chela & ZenSoFly
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ZenSoFly

ZenSoFly is a hypnotic artist hailed by the Indy Week as the "Upstart Raleigh club charmer and image guru.” She is a thunderous performer of playfully buoyant music. At times she’s a soothing lead singer and at times she’s a cold-blooded MC. Before starting her career as an... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 6:15pm - 7:00pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

6:30pm EDT

Suzanne Ciani
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Suzanne Ciani

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 6:30pm - 7:45pm EDT
The Armory
  Performances

7:30pm EDT

Kill Alters
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Kill Alters

Kill Alters is a three piece hybrid live electronic band based in Brooklyn, NY. Bonnie Baxter, a Redbull Music Academy graduate, releases her own solo electronic music under the name Shadowbox. Hisham Akira Bharoocha was formerly in bands such as Black Dice and Pixeltan. He has also... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:15pm EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

7:30pm EDT

Elon Katz
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Elon Katz

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Pinhook

7:30pm EDT

KING
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KING

Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are dream-pop trio KING. In 2011, KING independently released their debut EP to much acclaim- The Story, Supernatural, and Hey made up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted sound. Fueled by word of mouth excitement... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

8:00pm EDT

Octo Octa
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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 →


Saturday May 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Armory
  Performances

8:30pm EDT

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

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
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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 8:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre

8:45pm EDT

Container
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Container

Container is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic project of Providence, RI's Ren Schofield, who somehow sculpts viscous punk sonics into raw jackhammer rhythms that groove in the most relentless, hypnotic, unstoppable and psychedelic ways currently working the grid.This lo-fi... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 8:45pm - 9:45pm EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

8:50pm EDT

Noveller
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Noveller

One of the most adept guitarists of our time, Lipstate returns with her signaturebreathtaking cinematic, experimental soundscapes. Eloquent and striking, herinstrumentals evoke colorful and otherworldly imagery. Lipstate writes in majestic,emotional strokes with pieces ranging from... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 8:50pm - 9:50pm EDT
Pinhook

9:00pm EDT

DJ Premier
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DJ Premier

For twenty-five years, the music of DJ Premier has been the cornerstone of hip-hop’s sound. From The Notorious B.I.G. to Christina Aguilera, “PREEMO”—as he’s affectionately known—is the conduit for artists in all genres to attach their lyrics to the complex rhythm of the... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 9:00pm - 10:15pm EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

9:15pm EDT

K-HAND
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K-HAND

Boss, Acacia Us (Label)
With a wide range of releases, and a relentless tour schedule, you never can catch Kelli one minute you may see her, the next minute you don't. Fast quick and thrift you have to know somebody to get to her. and it hopefully it's good enough to grab her attention long enough. "Don’t... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 9:15pm - 11:15pm EDT
The Armory
  Performances

10:00pm EDT

DJ Fannie Mae (DJ Set)
Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
Surf Club

10:10pm EDT

Jubilee
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Jubilee

In the X-Men universe, Jubilee is known for prowling around the mall with neon shades on, breezing by with effortless cool. Given that one of her superpowers involves conjuring fireworks, the moniker couldn’t be more appropriate for Jess Gentile, the gifted DJ and producer known... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:10pm - 11:10pm EDT
Pinhook

10:15pm EDT

Pharmakon
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Pharmakon

Margaret Chardiet was born and raised in New York City. As a founding member of the Red Light District collective in Far Rockaway, NY, she has been a figurehead in the underground experimental scene since the age of seventeen.The release date of Contact marks the ten-year anniversary... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:15pm - 11:15pm EDT
Motorco Music Hall
  Performances

10:45pm EDT

Flying Lotus
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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 10:45pm - Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00am EDT
Motorco Park
  Performances

11:30pm EDT

Function
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Function

One of techno's true underground heroes, Function (Dave Sumner) has been DJing and making music for over 25 years. He is a founding member of the Sandwell District collective, Berghain resident, Ostgut recording artist and owner of Infrastructure. Hailing from New York, he was seduced... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:30pm - Sunday May 21, 2017 1:30am EDT
The Armory
  Performances

11:30pm EDT

Greg Belson
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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 →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:30pm - Sunday May 21, 2017 1:30am EDT
Pinhook

11:45pm EDT

Wolf Eyes
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Wolf Eyes

co-presented by Trip Metal FestWolf Eyes are the rabid beasts of Trip Metal & have been plowing thru new tunnels of the underworld since 1997. Born in the dead, dread-filled haunted hills of Michigan, Nate Young, John Olson and James Baljo temper pure audio stunn of homemade post-nuclear... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:45pm - Sunday May 21, 2017 1:00am EDT
Motorco Music Hall
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11:59pm EDT

King Britt (DJ set)

King Britt // Fhloston Paradigm (hybrid set)

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KingBritt

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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 →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:59pm - Sunday May 21, 2017 2:00am EDT
Surf Club
 
Sunday, May 21
 

12:30am EDT

Prelude to Sleep: Jean Jacques Perrey
Jean-Jacques Perrey’s Prélude au Sommeil was released in 1958. It could be the world’s first “ambient” album.  By this time, Perrey had formed a close working relationship with George Jenny, the inventor of the Ondioline, a touch-sensitive electronic keyboard with a remarkably varied and expressive palette of sounds. Hired by Jenny as the instrument’s official demonstrator, Perrey rapidly became its virtuoso exponent, lending its by turns ethereal, jaunty and whimsically funky tones to recordings by established pop singers such as Charles Trenet. But even as his career as a musician and entertainer took off, the more serious idea of making a record with a therapeutic purpose - a cure for insomnia - continued to hatch in the back of Perrey’s mind (Perrey was also a former medical student).
In 1957 – as far as we can tell - Perrey embarked upon the project. Accounts vary, but somewhere between six and thirty doctors helped out with the testing of Ondioline-generated tones on patients, the research taking the best part of two years.
Prélude au Sommeil consisted of two 25-minute-long pieces of languidly billowing, pillowy textures that unfold at a sedate – or even sedative – pace. The overall vibe is suggestive of funeral-parlour Muzak in a mausoleum on the moon. But rather than the Big Sleep, the album has been scientifically designed to ease passage to Death’s briefer nightly foretaste: the slow slide into unconsciousness.  Both the accompanying interviews that Perrey gave to Francophone newspapers in Europe and North America, and the record’s liner notes play up the medical aura of the project.  The effect is a bit like an infomercial or old-fashioned television commercial featuring an actor in a white coat standing in a laboratory talking in a calmly authoritative doctorly voice about some new painkiller or panacea.  Prélude is described as an infallible “remedy” perfected through “in-depth research and multiple, patiently conducted tests”. Rather than music, the album’s contents are characterized as a “sound complex” developed for the purpose of “electronic sonotherapy”. This will relax “hypertonia in the muscles” through “measured and dosed” emissions of “acoustically pure” tones.  In one interview, it’s claimed that Prélude au Sommeil is not even available over-the-counter, in record-selling boutiques, but is “distributed only through doctors” – and presumably required a prescription!
While it may be advisable to take all this framing with a pinch of salt, there’s no doubt that Perrey was genuinely interested in the tranquilizing potential of his beloved Ondioline.  The album’s original liner note presents insomnia as a contemporary pandemic, a debilitating byproduct of modern life’s frantic tempo (which makes it difficult for people to unwind after a day’s work) along with the disruptive intrusion of street noise into the private domestic space, and a general culture of hyper-stimulation. The result of all this lifestyle dysfunction and environmental pollution is strained nerves and psychological disequilibrium.  But the chemical palliatives offered by physicians and pharmaceutical companies only create their own problems of tolerance and addiction.
By contrast, Prélude used scientifically enhanced yet fundamentally natural techniques to slow down respiration and heart-rates. The woozy indistinctness of the Ondioline-generated textures induce a meditative state of “self-forgetfulness” and “disinterest,” a term borrowed from the philosopher Henry Bergson, who regarded it as the key to achieving slumber.
“Electronic sonotherapy is a process that tries to ‘retrain’ the insomniac into natural sleep rather than force it,” Perrey told a reporter from the Montreal newspaper La Presse. In this and other interviews, Perrey expounds in impressively technical detail about the brain cycles of deep and shallow sleep that structure a healthy night’s sleep, and describes the normal process by which the onset of drowsiness occurs:  “the numbing of the reflex center,” which is located at the base of the brain, creates a “wave break’ that gradually moves through the cerebral cortex and “the lower nervous centers”, shutting down the mind and body. “Cerebral reactivity diminishes... muscles relax...  consciousness and willpower progressively disappear.”
Extracted from Simon Reynolds’ liner notes for the upcoming reissue of Prélude au Sommeil on Forgotten Futures, a new record label established by Wally De Backer (Gotye) dedicated to excavating lost works by pioneering musical instrument inventors, composers and recording artists.


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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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:30am - 2:00am EDT
Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
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12:00pm EDT

Modular Picnic
Join the Modular on the Spot gang for a picnic-style gathering.

Modular on the Spot is an attempt to create an expansive and comfortable outdoor listening environment that is conducive to experiencing modular synth electronic music.

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Modular on the Spot

Modular On The Spot is an outdoor modular synth performance event that was started in Los Angeles by modular artist and skateboard photographer Eric “Rodent” Cheslak with bass player and modular musician Bana Haffar. The idea came about on a camping trip to Arizona in 2014 where... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus
 

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