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Thursday, May 18
 

11:00am EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
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Found Sound Nation

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
CCB Plaza

12:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

1:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

2:00pm EDT

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

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

Talent
avatar for Russell E.L. Butler

Russell E.L. Butler

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

Program Partners
avatar for S1 Synth Library

S1 Synth Library

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Johnny Turpin

Johnny Turpin

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219

2:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Dr. Timothy Hsu

Dr. Timothy Hsu

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

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 →

Program Partners
avatar for Georgia Tech

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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221

3:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

3:00pm EDT

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

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

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

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


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

Program Themes
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 Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi

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

Program Partners
avatar for NEW INC

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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
American Underground Training Room
  Workshops

3:30pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
avatar for Elizabeth Traina

Elizabeth Traina

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen

4:00pm EDT

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
avatar for Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

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

Valencia S. Wood, CYT

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Living Arts Collective

4:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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


Talent
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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203

4:30pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

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

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to... 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 Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman has led workshops in electronics and creative coding on topics ranging from basic electronics and Arduino programming to Fast Fourier Analysis, 8-bit chip synths, MIDI controllers, and the Internet of Things. He developed and led the "Musical Circuits" series as Maker-in-Residence... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221

4:30pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for Sci-Fi Wishes and Utopian Dreams

Sci-Fi Wishes and Utopian Dreams

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

Talent
avatar for Public Science Agency

Public Science Agency

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

Program Partners
avatar for NEW INC

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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219

5:00pm EDT

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

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

Talent
avatar for MNDSGN

MNDSGN

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

Program Partners
avatar for Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw / Leaving Records

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

5:15pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
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Protest

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

Talent
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Found Sound Nation

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


Thursday May 18, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
CCB Plaza
 
Friday, May 19
 

10:30am EDT

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

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

Talent
avatar for Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives

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

Program Partners
avatar for Stones Throw / Leaving Records

Stones Throw / Leaving Records

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


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

10:30am EDT

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

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


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

**Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Talent
avatar for Jessica Collette

Jessica Collette

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


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
The Rooftop at The Durham

11:00am EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
CCB Plaza

11:00am EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Jon Gibson

Jon Gibson

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


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203

12:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

12:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Deantoni Parks

Deantoni Parks

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

12:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism

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

Talent
avatar for Afrofuturist Affair

Afrofuturist Affair

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219

12:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for The Center for Deep Listening

The Center for Deep Listening

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
American Underground Training Room

12:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism

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

Talent
avatar for Metropolarity

Metropolarity

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


Friday May 19, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 217

12:30pm EDT

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

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for Hacking Systems

Hacking Systems

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

Talent
avatar for Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman has led workshops in electronics and creative coding on topics ranging from basic electronics and Arduino programming to Fast Fourier Analysis, 8-bit chip synths, MIDI controllers, and the Internet of Things. He developed and led the "Musical Circuits" series as Maker-in-Residence... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218
  Workshops

1:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

1:00pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Elon Katz

Elon Katz

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


Friday May 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203

3:00pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
avatar for McQueen Adams

McQueen Adams

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 217
  Workshops

3:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

3:00pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
avatar for Mary Lattimore

Mary Lattimore

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203
  Workshops

3:00pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson

Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219

3:00pm EDT

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

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

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


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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Ashley Holtgraver

Ashley Holtgraver

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

Danny Deruntz

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

Matt Brown

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

Program Partners
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IDEO

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218

3:00pm EDT

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

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

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


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

Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
avatar for Garth Robertson

Garth Robertson

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Living Arts Collective

3:00pm EDT

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


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


Program Themes
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Transhumanism

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

Talent
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Magenta by Google Brain

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

Partners
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Google

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


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus The Cage

3:00pm EDT

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Masterclass
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

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

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

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 →
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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
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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.


Friday May 19, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
American Underground Training Room

4:00pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Suzi Analogue

Suzi Analogue

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


Friday May 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

4:30pm EDT

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

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


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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Mick Grierson

Mick Grierson

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

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

Program Partners
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Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London.  At Moogfest 2017, members of the Goldsmiths community will take part... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 217

5:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Program Themes
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Black Quantum Futurism

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

Talent
avatar for Moor Mother

Moor Mother

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

Program Partners
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S1 Synth Library

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


Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203

5:15pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
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Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Friday May 19, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
CCB Plaza

5:15pm EDT

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
avatar for Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

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

Valencia S. Wood, CYT

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


Friday May 19, 2017 5:15pm - 6:45pm EDT
Living Arts Collective

5:30pm EDT

Brain Waves and Music
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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


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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Mike Winters

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 →

Program Partners
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Georgia Tech

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


Friday May 19, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218

5:30pm EDT

Witchcraft & Code: Female & Non-Binary
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

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

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

Talent
avatar for Krista Anne

Krista Anne

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


Friday May 19, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219

5:45pm EDT

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

A workshop where participants learn how to build a virtual synth using Tassman. You will look at the fundamental components of a synth like the controller, VCOs, VCAs, LFOs, envelope generators, control voltages, etc., and how each affect the final sound.

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


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

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 Scott Metcalfe

Scott Metcalfe

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

Program Partners
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Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute

The Peabody Institute is Johns Hopkins University's school of music — boasting a preeminent faculty, and a collaborative learning environment. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Scott Metcalfe of Johns Hopskins. Metcalfe is an audio engineer and music technologist based in... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 5:45pm - 6:45pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Workshops

6:00pm EDT

Mini Oramics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

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


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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Tom Richards

Tom Richards

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

Program Partners
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Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London.  At Moogfest 2017, members of the Goldsmiths community will take part... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

7:30pm EDT

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

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

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


**Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Friday May 19, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Living Arts Collective
 
Saturday, May 20
 

10:00am EDT

Build a Light Theremin
Students age 10 - 18 build their own working Light Theremin Circuit from scratch. Using a solderless breadboard with the popular 555 timer chip and other basic electronic components, participants will have a hands-on experience that will encourage them to take on more complex projects like synthesizers, sequencers, and other signal-generating technology. Each student will get to take home their theremin kit for future experimentation! Past Moogfest instructor/presenter Dr. Blankenstein has worked closely with Kramden Institute to curate the kits for this year’s Light Theremin workshop.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children & students ages 10 to 18. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
avatar for Instrument Design

Instrument Design

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

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
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Kramden Institute

Kramden Institute is a Durham, NC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students, families, and communities with the technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide. Our core program, Kramden Tech Scholars, awards free refurbished computers to low-income students... Read More →
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Lile Stephens

Lead Technology Instructor, Kramden Institute
Non-profit educator and visual artist specializing in New Media. I design and teach classes/camps on drones, game design, circuit building, computer refurbishing, and DIY tech. Ask me about any of these topics or how my art practice informs my teaching. visit lilestephens.com for... Read More →

Partners
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The Forest at Duke

Internationally accredited by CARF/CCAC, Fitch rated, and neighbor to the Duke University campus and medical center, The Forest at Duke is a vibrant, not-for-profit 501(c)3 continuing care retirement community. Over 800 residents from 38 different states have chosen to call The Forest... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
The Iron Yard

10:00am EDT

Mini Oramics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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

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


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

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

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


Talent
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Tom Richards

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

Program Partners
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Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London.  At Moogfest 2017, members of the Goldsmiths community will take part... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

10:00am EDT

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


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


Program Themes
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Transhumanism

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

Talent
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Magenta by Google Brain

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

Partners
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Google

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus The Cage

10:30am EDT

Deconstructing Star Wars
We all know the Star Wars Universe. What if we created a new world inside that universe? A world where characters from other popular movies and shows can co-exist, and where a new soundtrack supports the action? Come create new character, and improvise scenes with the audience's help. Gandalf has something important to tell Obi Wan. Yoda had another apprentice who still exists? A Koala Bear? Come be part of a new saga and let’s shape a world in the process.

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

Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
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McQueen Adams

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Art Institute Room 217
  Workshops

10:30am EDT

Makey Music
Join NCC Fab Lab and turn (al)most anything into something you can compose beautiful music with. In this workshop, participants will use create innovative music machines using Makey Makey and open source music production software.
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Art Institute Room 218

10:30am EDT

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

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


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

**Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Talent
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Jessica Collette

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
The Rooftop at The Durham

10:45am EDT

Science is Fiction!
This workshop series explores the ways that women and people of color are represented in mainstream science fiction film and literature, and how science fiction "Afrofuturism" can be used to empower people of color and women and used to increase the visibility of positive images of these groups in the media and popular culture.
Part of the workshop series: Using AfroFuturism to Examine Reality 


** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for middle and high-school students and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
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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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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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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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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 →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 231

11:00am EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
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Protest

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

Talent
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Found Sound Nation

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
CCB Plaza

11:00am EDT

3D Audio Space Jam
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What does a Moog synthesizer sound like flying around in a medieval cathedral? Experience spatial audio at this family friendly installation. Play live musical instruments in this 3D audio Space Jam. Control the location of sound in 3D space with interactive devices like the Leap Motion and WiiMotes. Choose spatially accurate 3D reverbations from real spaces around the world, and hear what your music sounds like in different venues.

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

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

Program Themes
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Spatial Sound

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

Talent
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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 →

Program Partners
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Virginia Tech ICAT

A university-level research institute sitting at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered within Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. By forging a pathway between transdisciplinary research and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial discovery, the institute works to foster the creative process to create new possibilities for explora... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7
  Workshops

11:00am EDT

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

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


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

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

Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
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Scott Metcalfe

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

Program Partners
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Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute

The Peabody Institute is Johns Hopkins University's school of music — boasting a preeminent faculty, and a collaborative learning environment. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by Scott Metcalfe of Johns Hopskins. Metcalfe is an audio engineer and music technologist based in... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre

11:00am EDT

Introduction to Patching: Female & Non Binary
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this 90-minute workshop, we will cover basic terminology and demystify the process of creating patches on modular synthesizers. Participants will be encouraged to have hands-on experience while creating a patch together. This class is for female-identified and non-binary folks.

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

Talent
avatar for Alissa Derubeis

Alissa Derubeis

Alissa DeRubeis is originally from Philadelphia. Alissa relocated to Portland, OR in December 2014 to work with 4MS Company. Alissa teamed up with S1 to become a co-founder of the S1 Synth Library, a non-profit Synth Library dedicated to providing low-cost education and access to... Read More →
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Felisha Ledesma

Felisha Ledesma is an artist and organizer based in Portland, OR. Felisha is the Executive Director of S1, an artist-run center that strives to provide engaging, relevant, and critical visual art, performance and education programming. In 2015 Felisha cofounded Women's Beat League... Read More →

Program Partners
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S1 Synth Library

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203

11:00am EDT

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

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

Following the journey Materials will be set up to capture insights in a peaceful session of art making. The artwork you create will be a touchstone of your journey and offering of the subconscious mind.


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

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
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Elizabeth Traina

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221

11:00am EDT

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

Can writers write without stereotyping? Can writers write without remixing or erasing cultural markers? Can writers tell modern stories that speak to modern racism, sexism and homophobia, to an audience that needs to hear and understand these institutions? Can writers imagine fully realized, emotional characters of color, queer characters, women characters, removing their creations from monolithic archetypes and harmful caricatures? YES! And with this workshop, we will prove how.

This class is an intensive, three-hour session designed to guide the writer into a new epoch their writing, helping them forge uncharted worlds. 
- Intensive excercises in style and theme 
- Discussion on appropriation in writing 
- Lessons on centering traditionally marginalized characters against hegemony/monolith 
- Analysis of the harms of tropes and typecasting and depth of character 
- And, a whole lot more! 


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

Program Themes
avatar for Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism

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

Talent
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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 →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219

12:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
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Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

12:00pm EDT

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

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

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

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 →

Talent
avatar for Jason Evans Groth

Jason Evans Groth

Digital Media Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries
Jason Evans Groth is a Digital Media Librarian at NCSU Libraries. As part of the Learning Spaces and Services department he helps to support the eleven audio and video production suites and several other high-tech creative multimedia spaces. He earned his MIS/MLS from the School of... Read More →

Program Partners
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NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the NC State University community and its partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future, with extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Iron Yard

12:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Stephanie Dinkins

Stephanie Dinkins

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

Program Partners
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NEW INC

NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. It occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218

12:30pm EDT

EarSketch: Code and Music
Limited Capacity full
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Write code and music with Georgia Tech's EarSketch! Learn to code in the Python programming language to algorithmically create your own music. No experience is necessary.

Please bring a laptop, with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed, and headphones for this workshop.


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

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

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


Talent
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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 →

Program Partners
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Georgia Tech

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
American Underground Training Room

12:30pm EDT

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


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

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

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


Talent
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Mick Grierson

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

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

Program Partners
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Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London.  At Moogfest 2017, members of the Goldsmiths community will take part... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 217

1:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
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Protest

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

Talent
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Found Sound Nation

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

1:00pm EDT

Audio Emancipation: Using Technology to Forge Fugitive Social Spaces
Limited Capacity full
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Can technology help us become more human? More humane? Join the Life Lines Collective for a workshop on using technology to create fugitive social spaces, amplify neglected voices, and inspire new approaches to wicked social problems, including capital punishment, mass incarceration, and narratives of racial difference. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about telephone-based verbal computing application interfaces like the one the Life Lines Collective uses to record and revise work, speak with incarcerated contributors, and – depending on the background and interest of attendees – hack a script to create video representations of contributors’ work using recordings and their transcripts.

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 →

Talent
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Life Lines Collective

Life Lines is an audio journal of poetry, spoken word, and other creative writing by people living on death row. Published as a podcast, it is a production of the Life Lines Collective, a group of creatives, both incarcerated and not, who made their public debut with a successful... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 231
  Workshops

1:15pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
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The Center for Deep Listening

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
American Underground Bullpen

1:30pm EDT

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

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


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

Program Themes
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Spatial Sound

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

Talent
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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 →

Program Partners
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Virginia Tech ICAT

A university-level research institute sitting at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered within Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. By forging a pathway between transdisciplinary research and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial discovery, the institute works to foster the creative process to create new possibilities for explora... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7
  Workshops

1:30pm EDT

Analog Gear, Synths, and Soulful Sound
Limited Capacity full
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Berklee College of Music trained Paris Strother will detail how she utilizes analog gear and synths to live produce KING's signature skillful eclectic soulful sound.

Talent
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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 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

1:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
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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 →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203

1:30pm EDT

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

Participants are asked to bring their own laptop


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

Partners
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WordPress.com

WordPress.com helps millions of people create beautiful sites for small business, blogging, and publishing -- and we host sites for some of the biggest names in the world, including Microsoft, News Corp., and The New York Times. The WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221

3:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
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Protest

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

Talent
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Found Sound Nation

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

3:00pm EDT

Making Sound and Music with Csound
Limited Capacity full
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The Berklee Modular Synthesizer Ensemble uses a networked environment where each instrument has MOTU AVB interface which provides the ability to share audio and control signals over a low latency digital audio network. The combination of Ableton Link, custom maxforlive devices, AVB and the modular synthesizers provides the technical foundation for a new form of democratic improvisation ensemble.
Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop running Csound, which can be downloaded for free from http://csound.github.io/download.html. A laptop is not a requirement for this workshop.


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

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

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


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 →

Program Partners
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Berklee College of Music

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218

3:00pm EDT

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

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


Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to... 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
avatar for Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

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

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Living Arts Collective

3:00pm EDT

Music & Making Technology Demos

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



** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children and students ages 8 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

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

** Entrance is not guaranteed. 


Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Program Partners
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NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the NC State University community and its partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future, with extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Iron Yard

3:30pm EDT

360 Video for Improvised Music Performance
Limited Capacity full
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Join Moogfest performing artists Noveller, Nick Zinner, and Greg Fox for a hands-on 360 video workshop. Leading the video production and spatial sound recording will be Sensorium Works, a New York-based creative studio. 
360-degree video and spatial sound recording create new production considerations, especially when documenting live music performances. This workshop will introduce participants to some of the challenges—and opportunities—inherent in VR and 360 video.
Participants will start with a brief survey of VR music experiences, and get to demo some recent music-based projects. 
Camera and sound recording gear will be explained, and then setup alongside music gear. The workshop concludes with a live recording of a improvised music performance by the participating artists. 

Program Themes
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Spatial Sound

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

Talent
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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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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 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham
  Workshops

3:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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

Program Themes
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Spatial Sound

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

Talent
avatar for Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon’s 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 →

Program Partners
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Virginia Tech ICAT

A university-level research institute sitting at the nexus of the arts, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is uniquely partnered within Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. By forging a pathway between transdisciplinary research and art, educational innovation, and scientific and commercial discovery, the institute works to foster the creative process to create new possibilities for explora... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7
  Workshops

3:30pm EDT

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

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

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 →

Talent
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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 →
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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 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203
  Workshops

3:30pm EDT

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


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

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

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


Program Themes
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Sci-Fi Wishes and Utopian Dreams

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

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

Talent
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 →


Saturday May 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 231

3:30pm EDT

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

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

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 →

Talent
avatar for Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi

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

Program Partners
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NEW INC

NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. It occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and... Read More →


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

4:00pm EDT

Magenta 1: Training Neural Networks
Limited Capacity full
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In this introductory workshop, you will learn the basics of training neural networks to generate musical sequences with the open-source Magenta library (http://github.com/tensorflow/magenta). You will also set up a MIDI-based environment for interacting with Magenta neural networks to improvise with them in real time. Time permitting, we will discuss how you might improve upon these neural networks on your own. No background in machine learning or programming is required, although a basic understanding of using a Unix-like terminal is recommended.

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

Program Themes
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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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Magenta by Google Brain

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

Partners
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Google

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 217
  Workshops

4:00pm EDT

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

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

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


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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Ashley Holtgraver

Ashley Holtgraver

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

Danny Deruntz

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

Matt Brown

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

Program Partners
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IDEO

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221

4:00pm EDT

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

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

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
avatar for Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman has led workshops in electronics and creative coding on topics ranging from basic electronics and Arduino programming to Fast Fourier Analysis, 8-bit chip synths, MIDI controllers, and the Internet of Things. He developed and led the "Musical Circuits" series as Maker-in-Residence... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219
  Workshops

5:15pm EDT

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
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Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
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Protest

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

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Found Sound Nation

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
CCB Plaza

5:15pm EDT

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

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


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

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
avatar for Garth Robertson

Garth Robertson

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 5:15pm - 6:45pm EDT
Living Arts Collective

5:30pm EDT

Contact Mics 101: The Ultimate Non-Synth Sound Source
Limited Capacity full
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Join Pharmakon explore the basics of contact mics - attaching it to metal, throats, shaker boxes, looping.

Talent
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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 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

5:30pm EDT

DJ Fundamentals for Kids
Kids learn how to DJ in this workshop. Get up and running, fast and simple. First fundamentals, then tips and tricks from the one and only DJ K-HAND, musician and producer extraordinaire. All are welcome.

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

Program Themes
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
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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 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203
  Workshops

5:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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


Talent
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The Center for Deep Listening

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


Saturday May 20, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218
 
Sunday, May 21
 

9:30am EDT

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to... 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
avatar for Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

Joseph V. Murray Jr., CYT

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

Valencia S. Wood, CYT

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
Living Arts Collective

10:00am EDT

Build a Light Theremin
Students age 10 - 18 build their own working Light Theremin Circuit from scratch. Using a solderless breadboard with the popular 555 timer chip and other basic electronic components, participants will have a hands-on experience that will encourage them to take on more complex projects like synthesizers, sequencers, and other signal-generating technology. Each student will get to take home their theremin kit for future experimentation! Past Moogfest instructor/presenter Dr. Blankenstein has worked closely with Kramden Institute to curate the kits for this year’s Light Theremin workshop.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children and students ages 10 to 18. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
avatar for Kramden Institute

Kramden Institute

Kramden Institute is a Durham, NC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students, families, and communities with the technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide. Our core program, Kramden Tech Scholars, awards free refurbished computers to low-income students... Read More →
avatar for Lile Stephens

Lile Stephens

Lead Technology Instructor, Kramden Institute
Non-profit educator and visual artist specializing in New Media. I design and teach classes/camps on drones, game design, circuit building, computer refurbishing, and DIY tech. Ask me about any of these topics or how my art practice informs my teaching. visit lilestephens.com for... Read More →

Partners
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The Forest at Duke

Internationally accredited by CARF/CCAC, Fitch rated, and neighbor to the Duke University campus and medical center, The Forest at Duke is a vibrant, not-for-profit 501(c)3 continuing care retirement community. Over 800 residents from 38 different states have chosen to call The Forest... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Art Institute Room 218
  Workshops

10:00am EDT

Strong is Fighting: Discovering Your Secret Superpower
This workshop will allow participants to develop their own unique superhero identity using strengths, weaknesses, and qualities they observe about themselves in their everyday life. Participants will learn about the different types of superheros, where super powers can come from, and will get a chance to articulate the origins of their own super powers. They will then create a story through drawing, writing, or collage to tackle an issue the group identifies, such as a natural disaster, poverty, or bullying. The workshop will allow participants to develop a side of them that can take action in ways that fit their personality and identity, while practicing how to work together to confront issues that affect out world.

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

Program Themes
avatar for Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism

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

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
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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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Art Institute Room 231

10:00am EDT

Voltage Controlled Csound
Limited Capacity full
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A workshop in which Csound guru, Dr. Richard Boulanger, will perform, deconstruct, analyze, and then re-build his latest multi-channel EuroRack work: Cloning a Dinosaur. The piece features over 30 custom Csound orchestras adapted and developed for the Qu-Bit Nebulae that runs the entire open-source Csound synthesis and signal processing language. Boulanger will also present new “open-source” Csound-based prototype EuroRack modules that are being featured in the Moogfest premier performances by Nona Hendrix.

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Dr. Richard Boulanger

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 →

Program Partners
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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.


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Art Institute Room 217

10:30am EDT

Creative Recording of Solo Guitar
Limited Capacity full
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Tips and tricks on getting creative with solo guitar recording, including recording methods, mic placement, amplifier choices, guitar techniques and tunings. Discussion encouraged. Come ready to share your ideas and experiences.

** 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 Marisa Anderson

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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Art Institute Room 203

10:30am EDT

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

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


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

**Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Talent
avatar for Jessica Collette

Jessica Collette

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
The Rooftop at The Durham

10:30am EDT

Live Strategies for the Solo Performer
Limited Capacity full
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To play or not to play your album? With a full live set up, and demonstrations from Captain of None, Colleen explains how her approach to live performance has evolved over the course of 5 albums and 14 years. In particular, the conversation will address the challenge of reproducing an album live, as a solo performer, without a computer.

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

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

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


Talent
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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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

11:00am EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
CCB Plaza

11:00am EDT

Making Sounds From the Future
Limited Capacity full
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Come explore creative confidence, rapid prototyping and future narrative through the making speculative sound machines. In this 90 min session we will be using a future narrative as a prompt, connecting through an open distributed web protocol and building lo-fi rapid prototypes of musical modules that will join together and grow over the course of the festival.
We will learn how looking at patterns and asking questions of the future can help us understand nuance in larger systems. We will experience the power and immediacy of a distributed web protocol, and we will build unique speculative sound machines to talk to the future.

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


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

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 Ashley Holtgraver

Ashley Holtgraver

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

Danny Deruntz

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

Matt Brown

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

Program Partners
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IDEO

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221

11:00am EDT

Quantum Time Capsule & DIY Time Travel
Limited Capacity full
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Using Afrofuturism and science fiction as a lens, along wtih Octavia Butler's novel "Kindred" as inspiration, this workshop series explores and experiments with how one can time travel with everyday tools such as memory, imagination, manipulation of language and perception, music and soundscapes, or crystals.

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

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Black Quantum Futurism

Black Quantum Futurism

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

Talent
avatar for Afrofuturist Affair

Afrofuturist Affair

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219

11:00am EDT

Spatializing Sound Made Easy Using D4 Spatialization Library
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The workshop will cover an innovative audio spatialization library for Max that empowers artists to explore the full potential of spatial audio, and seamlessly transport complex spatial audio setups across multiple speaker configurations. For additional info, visit: http://ico.bukvic.net/main/d4

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


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

Program Themes
avatar for Spatial Sound

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 →

Program Partners
avatar for Virginia Tech ICAT

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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7
  Workshops

12:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

Talent
avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

12:00pm EDT

Laughter and Sound Meditation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Call-and-response chanting, playfully therapeutic laughter-cises, and transportive music, sound, and light language will support your deeper relaxation and self-healing meditation. Join Laraaji as he immerses you in ancient gong tones and voice chants, along with a variety of sensitive vibration sounds.

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

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Techno-Shamanism

Techno-Shamanism

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

Talent
avatar for Laraaji

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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Living Arts Collective

12:00pm EDT

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

Get a new view on sound. Create realtime, generative visualizations using the p5.js web programming language and the sounds from your environment. Participants will write code to view some of the visually observable properties of audio and expand what can be seen through sound. Previous programming experience will be helpful but is not required.

A laptop will be provided for this session


** 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 Walt Gurley

Walt Gurley

Visualization Librarian, NCSU Libraries
Walt is a Data & Visualization Librarian at NCSU Libraries where he supports visualization activities on NC State’s campus through event programming in high-tech visualization spaces, consultation on visualization tools and design, and digital development. His visualization design... Read More →

Program Partners
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NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the NC State University community and its partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future, with extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
The Iron Yard

12:30pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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


Talent
avatar for The Center for Deep Listening

The Center for Deep Listening

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
American Underground Training Room

12:30pm EDT

Magenta 2: AI-Based Musical Sequence Generators
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this advanced hackathon-style workshop, we will teach you about the AI-based musical sequence generation API provided by the open-source Magenta library, which uses MIDI for communication (https://github.com/tensorflow/magenta/tree/master/magenta/interfaces/midi). We will also demonstrate the interface we built on top of it with Ableton and MaxMSP (https://magenta.tensorflow.org/2016/12/16/nips-demo/). You will then be given time to work in teams to develop a new interface to a production environment, hardware controller, or protocol of your choice (e.g., Ableton, Max, OSC, HTML/JS, etc.). We hope you will ultimately be able to contribute your work back to the Magenta open-source community.

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

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 Magenta by Google Brain

Magenta by Google Brain

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

Partners
avatar for Google

Google

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 217
  Workshops

12:30pm EDT

Sustainable Sources, Sustainable Forces
Limited Capacity full
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What steps can we take–what rituals can we make–in our daily lives to ensure we are living, creating and doing business in a more environmentally sustainable way? How can we remain devoted to these rituals, reminding ourselves and our community to stick to the steps? Ideate with the RVNG and Commend family on the best practices and slogans to communicate easy sustainability.

** 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 RVNG Intl.

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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 231

12:30pm EDT

Witchcraft & Code
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn to build a web-based music visualizer with code, intuition, and magic. We will learn some coding basics and then use exploratory coding methods and divination to create a sound-responsive sketch. This workshop seeks to make space for femme-friendly approaches to working with technology, but is open to all.

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


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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Krista Anne

Krista Anne

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218

12:30pm EDT

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

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


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

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

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


Talent
avatar for Tom Richards

Tom Richards

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

Program Partners
avatar for Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university in London, England, specialising in the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It is a constituent college of the University of London.  At Moogfest 2017, members of the Goldsmiths community will take part... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203

12:45pm EDT

Thought as a Seed: Bl1 Interface
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 workshop is led by Chris is working with laser artist Johnny Turpin.

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

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

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

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

Talent
avatar for Chris Ianuzzi

Chris Ianuzzi

New York’s Composer/Songwriter Chris Ianuzzi makes a fantasy world of music and visuals that is highly recommend instead of blowing your money on either therapy or narcotics! Ianuzzi’s interest in electronic music never waned after the sound of a Moog synthesizer at a music store... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Turpin

Johnny Turpin

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Full Frame Theatre
  Workshops

1:00pm EDT

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

Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
avatar for Protest

Protest

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

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Found Sound Nation

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

1:00pm EDT

Introduction to Patching
Limited Capacity full
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In this 90-minute workshop, we will cover basic terminology and demystify the process of creating patches on modular synthesizers. Participants will be encouraged to have hands-on experience while creating a patch together.

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

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

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


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Alissa Derubeis

Alissa DeRubeis is originally from Philadelphia. Alissa relocated to Portland, OR in December 2014 to work with 4MS Company. Alissa teamed up with S1 to become a co-founder of the S1 Synth Library, a non-profit Synth Library dedicated to providing low-cost education and access to... Read More →
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Felisha Ledesma

Felisha Ledesma is an artist and organizer based in Portland, OR. Felisha is the Executive Director of S1, an artist-run center that strives to provide engaging, relevant, and critical visual art, performance and education programming. In 2015 Felisha cofounded Women's Beat League... Read More →

Program Partners
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S1 Synth Library

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham

1:30pm EDT

Machine Learning and Music
Limited Capacity full
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Can machines understand and create music? Learn about new approaches for machine learning and artificial intelligence in music at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology and the possible impact on the future of music creation and production.

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

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

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


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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 →

Program Partners
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Georgia Tech

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221

2:00pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
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Techno-Shamanism

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

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Elizabeth Traina

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Carolina Theatre, Cinema 2

2:30pm EDT

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

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


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

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 →

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avatar for Garth Robertson

Garth Robertson

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Living Arts Collective

3:00pm EDT

Democracy's Exquisite Corpse
Limited Capacity full
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Join Brooklyn based artist collective Found Sound Nation, and a team of musicians and producers from Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United States for a 45-minute workshop inside The Ouroborium, an immersive installation and unique multi-person instrument.
This installation and workshop series is a protest to the way in which many of us are increasingly creating and producing music - in isolation and in front of screens. It is a protest against the self-obsessed, computer-driven, and solipsistic trends of future music making. The Ouroborium is instead, a highly social, radically collaborative experience for a group of people and a critical new way of organizing and composing sound. In the context of our screen-obsessed, self-ridden age, The Ouroborium experience asks participants to grapple with a very modern dilemma: when you let go of your perceived individuality how can you continue to function inside a group, an organization or even society?
During Moogfest, Found Sound Nation will be collaboratively creating a series of sound pieces and sonic collages with artists, activists, innovators and festival attendees.

No musical experience necessary!
** If you successfully register for this workshop, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. Those not in attendance 5 minutes before the session begins will forfeit their spot to those in line. 

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

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


Program Themes
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Protest

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

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avatar for Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
CCB Plaza

3:00pm EDT

Creative Business Planning for Young Entrepreneurs
Create a visual business plan and creative vision board before learning how WordPress can take your business from an idea to a success story. For ages 13-17.
Participants are asked to bring their own laptop


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

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Partners
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WordPress.com

WordPress.com helps millions of people create beautiful sites for small business, blogging, and publishing -- and we host sites for some of the biggest names in the world, including Microsoft, News Corp., and The New York Times. The WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 231
  Workshops

3:00pm EDT

Freestyling for Kids
In this workshop, kids will get a quick overview of hip hop culture while developing their MC skills. Participants will explore various techniques for on stage performance, improvisation, and character development that will ultimately make them stronger freestylers and performing artists.

Participants are asked to bring a notepad and something to write with.

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

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

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J Rowdy

Joshua “Rowdy” Rowsey is an underground North Carolina recording artist, actor/improviser, and writer featured on NPR, DJ Booth, Indy Week, and various national publications–most recently performing at the Del Close Marathon alongside improvisers such as Amy Poehler (Parks and... Read More →

Program Partners
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The University of North Carolina

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 217
  Workshops

3:00pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to... 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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avatar for Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman has led workshops in electronics and creative coding on topics ranging from basic electronics and Arduino programming to Fast Fourier Analysis, 8-bit chip synths, MIDI controllers, and the Internet of Things. He developed and led the "Musical Circuits" series as Maker-in-Residence... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218

3:00pm EDT

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

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

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

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


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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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 219

3:00pm EDT

Synthesizer Ensemble Workshop Inspired by Suzanne Ciani
In her live modular performances, electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani uses four sets of predefined pitches, each in a 16-step sequencer, that serve as the basic for the tonality of an improvised performance. In this hands-on workshop, participants will use tempo-synced Moog Mother 32 synthesizers, set up with Suzanne’s tone rows, to create improvised mini performances. Participants will learn basic ideas about how to create this type of electronic music, how to shape the sound of a synthesizer, and how a group of synthesizers so they can perform together.

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

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

Talent
avatar for Michael Bierylo

Michael Bierylo

Michael Bierylo is an electronic musician, guitarist, composer, and sound designer. He is currently the Chair of the Electronic Production and Design Department at Berklee College of Music. Bierylo has performed throughout the U.S. at venues as diverse as the Knitting Factory, Honolulu... Read More →

Program Partners
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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.


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
The Mezzanine at The Durham
  Workshops

3:00pm EDT

Getting Started with the Internet of Things
Limited Capacity full
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The Internet of Things is an exciting confluence of hardware, software, and the Web. Radically low-cost and easy-to-learn tools make it possible for anyone to start building connected devices, with broad possibilities from smart homes to interactive art. This workshop will be a discussion about possibilities and methods. Attendess will build a simple project using the open-source Arduino platform. Beginners welcome.

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

Program Themes
avatar for Hacking Systems

Hacking Systems

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

Talent
avatar for Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers

Head of Making & Innovation Studio, North Carolina State University Libraries
Adam Rogers is an innovative, user-focused librarian who works at the intersection of public services and new technologies. In his role as Head of Making & Innovation Studio for the NC State University Libraries Libraries, he has provided vision and direction for the new Innovation... Read More →

Program Partners
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NCSU Libraries

The NCSU Libraries is the gateway to knowledge for the NC State University community and its partners. The Libraries' collections reflect the historic strengths of the University as well as its vision for the future, with extensive research holdings in the areas of engineering, science... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Iron Yard
  Workshops

3:00pm EDT

Raspberry Pi, Pd-L2Ork and Quantified Self
Limited Capacity full
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The workshop will provide an introduction in the use of the affordable, off-the-shelf hardware (Raspberry Pi), and free and open-source software (Pd-L2Ork) to design real-time musical devices, instruments, and effects processors and link them to various sensors and actuators.

Of notable interest will be quantified self (a.k.a. consciousness hacking http://ico.bukvic.net/main/quantified-self) scenarios that are increasingly used to monitor our own performance and well being, including using dynamically generated music to foster mindfulness. No prior experience with either hardware or software programming is required.

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


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

Program Themes
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Spatial Sound

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

Ivica Ico Bukvic

NIME 2018 Co-Chair, Virginia Tech
Ico is... or is he?

Program Partners
avatar for Virginia Tech ICAT

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 →


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7

3:30pm EDT

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

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

Program Themes
avatar for The Joyful Noise of STEAM

The Joyful Noise of STEAM

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

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avatar for Mary Lattimore

Mary Lattimore

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


Sunday May 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 203
  Workshops

4:00pm EDT

Conductive Art
Join NCCU Fab Lab's workshop and use conductive paint to create paintings that moves art beyond the realm of visual stimulation into an interactive simulation that fuses art, sound and human interaction into a new creative expression.
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

Sunday May 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221
  Workshops
 

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