Moogfest came into orbit yesterday kicking off a sequence of events to our 4 days of synthesizing music, art, and technology. You could feel the electricity stirring in the air as people began to trickle into Durham. Beginning early in the day the Moog Pop-Up factory began building the Subsequent 37 CV synthesizer that debuted at the festival. The conjoined rooms at the Power Plant Gallery hosted an array of various synthesizers and manufacturers in the Modular Marketplace.
Today Moogfest announces their last and final additions to the 2017 festival, rounding out an already impressive lineup with DJ Premier, Zola Jesus, King Britt, Jana Hunter, Baltra, IDEO, Modular on the Spot, and Durham music collective The Floor. This announcement builds on Moogfest’s trajectory: balancing Future Sound (performances) and Future Thought (conference) conversations and workshops, with artists and technologists who participate in both sides of the program.
Today, Moogfest reveals its lineup of musical performers, led by Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Gotye, Suzanne Ciani, Derrick May, 808 State, Simian Mobile Disco, Syrinx, Jessy Lanza, and Function. Building on the experimental format of previous years, Moogfest continues to integrate Future Sound (performances) and Future Thought (conference) programming, with many of these artists also leading sessions during the daytime conference program.
To our global community of artists, technologists, futurists, and activists. Once again, we are stunned by discriminatory politics in our beloved home of North Carolina and across the U.S. Last March, North Carolina state legislature passed House Bill 2, which eliminated anti-discrimination protections for all lesbians, gays, and bisexuals, and barred transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match the gender they were born with.
In partnership, Moogfest and Art of Cool (AOC) present a first-time-ever promotion celebrating Durham’s diverse history in music, art and technology. For a limited time from today until December 5 at 11:59pm ET, and while supplies last, a DURM Flex Pass is available for purchase. Priced at only $249, DURM Flex pass offers full festival access to fans interested in attending both AOC Fest 2017 and Moogfest 2017.
Grimes and Miike Snow will join more than 250 of the world’s most forward-thinking musicians, artists, and technologists -- from GZA, Gary Numan, and Blood Orange to virtual-reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, transhumanist visionary Dr. Martine Rothblatt, and cyborg activist Neil Harbisson – for Moogfest 2016.
Leaders from Durham’s civic organizations, cultural institutions, government and business announced earlier today that Moogfest – the internationally acclaimed festival of music, art and technology -- will debut in Durham May 2016. This announcement signals a long-term commitment by festival organizers, reinforcing the exploding technology scene and culture of innovation in the Triangle. The three-day event will run from May 19-22, 2016.