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Thursday, May 17
 

9:00am

Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection
American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters created for SYNTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog or were created by artists inspired by Moog from 2010–2018.


Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. Over the last 60 years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. This exchange between engineer and musician is celebrated with a unique festival format where the creative process is understood as a collaboration among many people, across time and space, in commerce and culture.

10:00am

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group A1)(Engineer Passholders ONLY)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer, the Moog Sub-Harmonicon. This hands-on workshop is conducted in a pair of four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

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

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Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Modular Marketplace
Talent
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1010music

Based in Los Angeles, 1010music builds innovative musical instruments that combine the best of digital signal processing with intuitive touch screen interfaces.
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Bastl Instruments

Bastl instruments (est.2013) is a community driven company with main focus on development and production of electronic musical instruments which range from pocket sized sound boxes or utilities to fully featured modular synthesizer systems. Several other community projects take p... Read More →
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BPMC

BPMC (Big Pauper Modified Circuitry) creates custom psychotronic modified glitch video art tools for creative types. Established in 2009 BPMC is a collaborative capitalist enterprise forged between man (Big Pauper) & the many ghosts lying dormant in the machines. This fall BPMC w... Read More →
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Buchla

Don Buchla was an inventor of the voltage-controlled transistorized modular electronic music instrument. The company Don started in 1963 to achieve that aim continued for decades as Don generated a steady stream of revolutionary electronic instruments and controllers. Don’s com... Read More →
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Chase Bliss Audio

Our goal is to give unprecedented digital control to original and creative analog designs. Our products are not for everyone. They are for people that want something truly different in their stompbox arsenal, and are comfortable paying a little premium for a handmade, U.S manufac... Read More →
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Critter & Guitari

Critter & Guitari® designs and manufactures musical instruments and video synthesizers. | | After meeting in school, Critter & Guitari’s founders, Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski, began playing music together. It wasn’t long before they started building musical instruments... Read More →
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Dave Smith Instruments

DSI is helmed by legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner Dave Smith, the original founder of Sequential Circuits in the mid-70s. Dave designed the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synth—and the first musical instrument with an embedded microp... Read More →
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Dusky Electronics

Amplifiers and pedal effects for musicians.
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EarthQuaker Devices

Do you like effects pedals? We do! Here at EarthQuaker Devices, we like pedals so much that we make them one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cu... Read More →
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Elektron

Elektron creates innovative and magnificent electronic musical instruments and devices, widely acclaimed for their stellar sound and immense creative potential. The company was formed in 1998 and consists of a head office located in Gothenburg, Sweden and subsidiaries in Tokyo... Read More →
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Erica Synths

Erica Synths is an eurorack manufacturer from Latvia, a team of engineers, musicians and creative visionaries to produce innovative, performance oriented instruments.
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Erogenous Tones

Erogenous Tones is a North American manufacturer of audio/video equipment and utilities. It was founded by Rick Burnett in 2015 to pursue his passions as an electrical engineer, musician, and visual artist. Joined by long time friend and artistic collaborator James Clark in 2017... Read More →
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Eventide

Eventide was founded in a New York basement in 1971 and has become a ubiquitous name in audio and recording. We revolutionized the industry with our H910 Harmonizer and continue that legacy by developing innovative products incorporating today’s technology like our newly releas... Read More →
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Expressive E

Expressive E is developing a new generation a of instruments. Its first product Touché, is a bridge between the depth of acoustics instruments and the power of synthesizers. It aims to offer a rich and sensitive experience to electronic musicians.
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Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments develops innovative hardware and software technologies that allow musicians to interface with computers in exciting new ways. Based in Berkeley, California, KMI's products provide today's musician with the tools needed to bring new dimensions of express... Read More →
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Landscape

Landscape is a New York based designer creating new | electronic instruments utilizing obsolete technology.
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Make Noise

Make Noise was founded in 2008 by Tony Rolando, a self-taught electronic musical instrument designer who got started by obsessively reading amateur radio books at the public library, building electronics for artists, such as the light controlled mixer for Simon Lee's "Bus Obscura... Read More →
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marvenfox

Marvenfox was founded to find better ways to improve and build on ideas. They work with talented, like-minded individuals to create products that last. Esfandyar Poozesh, the founder, has been using Eurorack extensively in his music for many years. When starting out with Eurorack... Read More →
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Modular Addict

DIY Synth PCB's, panels and kits
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Novation

Novation is a British company designing innovative tools for electronic music-makers. Novation specialises in designing synthesisers, grid-based and keyboard controllers and grooveboxes – technology that translates ideas into reality, channelling artistic energy to create new m... Read More →
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Rabbithole FX

The goal of Rabbit Hole FX is to create the most intensely satisfying sounds with the highest quality standards in design and construction of board-friendly stomp box effects pedals for live performance, studio and home use. We populate our circuit boards in-house using s... Read More →
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Red Panda

Red Panda builds effects for experimentally-minded musicians to explore sound. Our DSP algorithms combine modern signal processing techniques with the character of classic digital hardware. Our products allow you to warp, shift, and bend sound in new ways, so that you can explore... Read More →
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Reverb

Reverb.com launched in 2013 with a focused mission: become the world’s biggest marketplace to easily buy and sell music gear. We believe musicians should be constantly inspired, not only through the gear they find on the site, but by the community that makes up the site. Now, w... Read More →
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Sensel

Sensel creates next-generation touch technology. Multi-touch, highly sensitive, low power, and mobile, Sensel’s PressureGrid™ makes computing more comfortable and creative.The Sensel Morph puts this technology into your hands. Swap overlays to change from music, writing, gami... Read More →
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Sunhouse

Sunhouse's core technology uses custom sensors to capture the vibrations of the entire drum, transmogrifying the sound data into a responsive, endlessly customizable array of samples, effects, and brain-melting audio mirages.  
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Teenage Engineering

Teenage engineering creates high quality, well designed, electronic products for all people who love sound and music. The company’s passion is technology, design, quality and simplicity. the company was founded in 2007. Teenage engineering’s first product was the OP-1, a port... Read More →
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Universal Audio

Founded in 1958, Universal Audio has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. Now recognized as a worldwide leader, Universal Audio products like the LA-2A and 1176 compressors, the Apollo audio interfaces, and award-winning UAD plug-ins are winning... Read More →
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Vintage King

For nearly 25 years, Vintage King has been committed to equipping our customers with the very best gear, advice and personal service anywhere. Our feeling is that it's about building long-lasting relationships, not just selling gear. Over the years, those beliefs have turned cust... Read More →
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Voltage & Company

VOLTAGE & COMPANY (VCO) offers full-service representation of high quality manufacturers from around the globe. Our mission is to assist manufacturers on the cutting edge of the musical instrument industry. We pride ourselves on assisting our clients to deliver revolutionary and... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Moog Pop-up Factory
Moog Music temporarily moves its production to the Moog Pop Up Factory at Moogfest where the company live-builds a new, limited edition synthesizer. Beyond manufacturing, the space is an immersive music tech playground where the minds at Moog create one-of-a-kind interactive experiences all technology fans.


Program Partners

Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Reverb LP Record Fair
Explore vinyl selections from Reverb LP, a community of brick-and-mortar shops and individual sellers with a vast collection you don’t want to miss. The Record Fair is free and open to the public from10am-6pm each day of the festival and discounts on select records will be available on site

Talent
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Reverb

Reverb.com launched in 2013 with a focused mission: become the world’s biggest marketplace to easily buy and sell music gear. We believe musicians should be constantly inspired, not only through the gear they find on the site, but by the community that makes up the site. Now, w... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

12:00pm

Michael Stipe's Thibault Dance
R.E.M. frontman and multimedia artist Michael Stipe returns to Moogfest to unveil a new audio visual piece, the second in a series. The piece titled “Thibault Dance” is original video shot by Stipe in New York City and then scored with original music also composed by Stipe. This installation is free and open to the public.

Thursday May 17, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Snow Building 331 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00pm

2:00pm

Infinity: Algorithmic Soundscapes from Magnetic Energy
Join us in this lay-down space for a series of immersive soundscapes facilitated by a new technology. Calm the body and mind enveloped in this new sound meditation system. Together, we immerse ourselves in sound waves as mantra-like resonance guides us towards deeper states of rest.

Sound-generating sculptures channel magnetic energy into metal strings, creating tranquil, mantra-like vibrations.

Talent
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Magnetic Sound

MJ Caselden is a sound artist and creative technologist based in New York City. He leads group listening rituals and workshops on innovative technology, and is exploring integration of meditative sound into healing arts and lifestyle. | | MJ's sound art has been shown around the... Read More →


2:00pm

Soft Manipulator
Simon Moritz Geist’s new work, Soft Manipulator, is a playful interactive installation that continues to explore the black box of electronic sound production by laying out an array of everyday objects and mini-robots which acoustically interact with these objects. Seven robotic devices are controlled by the audience, manipulating the sound of the objects present. The six robots beat the objects, creating a constantly changing polyrhythmic web of sound and rhythm.

Talent
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Sonic Robots

Moritz Simon Geist aka Sonic Robots is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. He started this project because he wants to invent the future of electronic music — with robots! Geist’s projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations. His... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Carolina Theatre Foyer 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

2:00pm

Vorticity
“Vorticity (2018)” is an interactive multichannel sound art installation in collaboration with Delta Sound Labs and Nokia Bell Labs. The piece is composed of two sonified data sets generated by a Schlieren model, namely pixel data and vorticity of a bubble moving through water.

The motivation for the work is to make visible the invisible.

By understanding invisible signals between people and in nature we can augment our senses and create new modes of empathic communication to break down the barriers that exist between race, religion, culture and politics.



Thursday May 17, 2018 2:00pm - 9:00pm
American Underground Foyer 201 West Main St, Durham,NC 27701

3:00pm

Spatial Sound: Shabazz Palaces
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Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces are percussionist Tendai Maraire and Ishmael Butler, formerly of Cherrywine and Digable Planets respectively. Working now under the moniker Palaceer Lazaro, Butler provides the group’s vision and vocals, while Tendai employs ancient instruments from his homeland... Read More →

Program Partners

Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Raund Haus Stage: Nay Fong
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.

Talent

Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Amber Mark
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Workshop led by Amber Mark. More information soon.

** 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 Amber Mark

Amber Mark

Amber grew up anywhere and everywhere. She regularly journeyed around the world in the company of her artist mother before her untimely passing, oscillating between Miami and New York, Berlin and Darjeeling, where her mother studied the art of thangka painting, constantly blessin... Read More →


3:00pm

Synth Library: Intro to Patching with Marta SmiLga
Take your first steps into the world of modular patching, starting with a brief lesson on the history of modular synthesizers and their context in today’s music production, live music and art scenes. Afterwards, get acquainted with some common vocabulary and signal types within the modular environment and the ways they’re usually routed.

We will cover a basic set of modules that can be found across all modular/synthesizer platforms — eurorack and beyond — and that are essential to creating all sorts of musical (or not!) situations.


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

Talent
avatar for Marta SmiLga

Marta SmiLga

Marta SmiLga is the project of Liga Smirnova, a Riga-based musician who lives for electronic music. Since early childhood, her main interests have been music and astronomy, but doing in-depth research of electroacoustic music at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music and becoming... Read More →
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Nikol Strobach

The Synth Library was created in Spring 2016 in partnership with 4MS Company. It is a unique resource in Portland, OR USA and Prague, Czech Republic for hands-on access to eurorack modular synthesizers, modular synthesizers, DJ gear, recording equipment, and other electronic musi... Read More →

Program Partners

3:00pm

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

What does it look like to combine Artificial Intelligence and creativity? Join designers at IBM Watson in a fun, interactive workshop to learn about how Watson is being used to inspire art and music. We’ll collaborate and use design thinking to conceptualize an A.I. project. No 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. 


Talent
avatar for Maya C Weinstein

Maya C Weinstein

Maya has worked at IBM Watson for five years as a user experience designer and researcher in cognitive products, as well as a facilitator, an educator, and a program leader. Prior to IBM, she received her Master’s in Design and Technology at The New School. Maya combines design... Read More →

Program Partners

3:00pm

3:00pm

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group B1)(Engineer Passholders ONLY)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer, the Moog Sub-Harmonicon. This hands-on workshop is conducted in a pair of four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

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

Program Partners

3:30pm

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

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Thursday May 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

Making the Invisible Visible
Delta Sound Labs and Nokia Bell Labs discuss their collaboration on their motion capture and audio synthesis based installation, "Vorticity," with a focus on the initial motivation behind the research project and the mapping strategies between hardware and software for the installation. They'll delve into some code and they will give a eurorack module demonstration. 


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
American Underground Foyer 201 West Main St, Durham,NC 27701

3:30pm

Site-Responsive Sonic Environments
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Collaborate to explore site-responsive sonic environments through a cooperative sound installation/performance. In this one-hour workshop, participants will explore relationships between people, sounds, and spaces using portable microcomputer technologies. Working with microphones, portable speakers, and sensors, and using simple feedback loops and delay lines on embeddable microprocessors (Bela), participants will learn about musical and technical approaches for artistically responding to and participating in a given site as a collective. We will develop an in-situ installation/performance in which each participant and their system becomes part of a larger, emergent sonic structure.


** 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 Lauren Sarah Hayes

Lauren Sarah Hayes

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a musician and sound artist who builds and performs with hybrid analog/digital instruments. Lauren is a "positively ferocious improvisor" (Cycling '74), her music refusing to sit nicely between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. Over the last... Read More →


3:30pm

"For No Good Reason" Screening
View the trailer here: http://www.fornogoodreasonmovie.com/ 
Made over the course of fifteen years, “For No Good Reason,” explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of seminal British artist, Ralph Steadman. Insightful, humorous, and visually stunning, this is a study in honesty, friendship and the ambition that drives an artist.
Ralph’s rise to prominence began in the early 1970’s during the fallout from the love and hope that had swept the western world during the 1960’s. This legendary time for music, literature, art and philosophy was the catalyst, along with his developing relationship with writer Hunter S Thompson, for Ralph to express and chart the wreckage that followed; a large-scale disintegration of a demoralized counter-culture. His art gained recognition in the press and popular-culture publications, both in the U.K. and U.S., for its bold comment on his fiercely heart-felt politics.
The film is a richly creative, visual feast about the power and importance of art to achieve Steadman’s aim “I learnt to draw…to try to change the world”. Director Charlie Paul spent 15 years meticulously amassing the footage and creating the remarkable animations for the film to match the same anarchic energy, anger and free spirit of Steadman's pictures. Through Johnny Depp’s lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach to the heart of what make this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties.
“For No Good Reason” is riot of stories and images as we take a trip through the wild and dark days of Steadman’s time with ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas’ writer Hunter S Thompson, the Rumble in the Jungle; gun fights with literary giant William S Burroughs and his fiercely heart-felt politics.
This is an inventive, energetic, occasionally harrowing, but inspiring and uplifting film with contributions from Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant and music from Slash, All American Rejects, Jason Mraz, James Blake, Ed Harcourt and Crystal Castles, all For No Good Reason.

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Charlie + Lucy Paul

Director-producer team and Itch Film cofounders Charlie and Lucy Paul have been creating work together for 20 years, having been awarded more than 30 international accolades for direction, including D&AD, Clio, BTAA, Rank cinema and BAFTA. Itch specialize in motion control, opera... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

Frivolous Artist: More Metal
A gesture. A piece of metal. A clanging sound. An invitation. Repeat.

Wild Actions needs your help to create this live sound & movement installation. While mover Ginger Wagg engages the audience to pile as much scrap metal on her body as possible, musician Mike Geary captures these sounds and weaves them into the live sound score. 

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Thursday May 17, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
21c Gallery 1 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

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

Relax and unwind to the resonance and drone of crystal bowls, tuning forks and other mysterious bits and bobs. This sound bath helps create a space where we can safely power down, where we can aim to calm ourselves, and ease into relaxation to steer us toward a more balanced, peaceful state. No experience necessary. Bring a mat, blankets, pillows or whatever you may need to aid in your comfort.


** 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 Gabriel Andruzzi

Gabriel Andruzzi

Gabriel Andruzzi is a sound bath facilitator, yoga teacher and musical jack of various trades.  Gabriel utilizes sound and the tools of yoga to create spaces that point the individual in the direction of balance and peace with the hope that from this state or the journey toward... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Global Breath 119 West Main St #300, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

Raund Haus Stage: gappa mighty, Kyōju, miniluv, Ebz., AXNT, Tony G
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.


Thursday May 17, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

In Conversation: Herb Deutsch
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Herb Deutsch

Composer, educator and inventor Herb Deutsch is, among many honors, Professor Emeritus of Electronic Music and Composition at Hofstra University and the 2007 Moogfest Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for his contributions to electronic music, which includes collaborating wit... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

Celebrating Don Buchla’s Controllers
While Don Buchla’s modular designs are well-known, his controllers have had less exposure. Longtime Buchla associate and performer Joel Davel presets a series of short works using Buchla controllers such as Buchla Lightning and Marimba Lumina, including integration with the Buchla 200e and Easel. The Buchla world can seem intimidating to some, so Davel will demystify the experience for the audience, revealing what is going on while presenting an artful experience.

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Buchla

Don Buchla was an inventor of the voltage-controlled transistorized modular electronic music instrument. The company Don started in 1963 to achieve that aim continued for decades as Don generated a steady stream of revolutionary electronic instruments and controllers. Don’s com... Read More →
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Joel Davel

Joel Davel worked with Don Buchla for over 20 years in many roles--his primary task being the PCB designer for all of Buchla’s post-1995 designs including the Marimba Lumina, Lightning III, Moog Piano Bar, and all of the 200e series. Davel also performed alongside Don Buchla... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

Spatial Sound: From Inspiration to Reality
Explore the motivation, theories, practices, and realities of creating spatial sound experiences in a wide variety of venues, including research facilities, theaters, sonic art installations, and venues for music such as the Durham Armory.

What is spatial sound? What is the role of architecture and room acoustics? What are the main research avenues currently being pursued in the development of practical immersive audio systems? What new art forms may arise from this sonic technology? We’ll explore these questions and more in this presentation and panel discussion with ground-breaking sound technologists, designers, and artists.

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Mike Roan

Mike Roan holds a Ph.D., 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... Read More →
avatar for Mileece I'Anson

Mileece I'Anson

Mileece* is a sonic artist, composer, interactive ecology designer and clean energy ambassador. Mileece is a pioneer in spacialised generative music, gestural interfaces and plant biofeedback. She has toured an array of prestigious museums, festivals and venues (e.g. MoMA, NYC, B... Read More →
avatar for Steve Ellison

Steve Ellison

Steve Ellison is Meyer Sound’s Application Director, Digital Products. Ellison designed both the automation structure and the unique SpaceMap algorithm that have been incorporated into four product series — including Meyer Sound’s Matrix3 and D-Mitri — to allow multichann... Read More →

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5:00pm

Goals AF: DIY & Professional in Underground Music
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Get involved in a discussion around the false binaries of DIY and professional, underground and mainstream. Participants are encouraged to envision success and discuss resources as a musician with a starting point of DIY. 

** 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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avatar for DJ HARAM

DJ HARAM

DJ Haram is a producer and DJ originally from New Jersey, currently based in Philadelphia. Stylistically versatile, she throws down for Jersey, Philly, and Baltimore with club and booty bounce sets but also has been known to pay homage to her roots in the tradition of Middle East... Read More →


5:30pm

sister, brother
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sister,brother

sister,brother is the suicidal, dystopian-obsessed brainchild of Mark Hanley (Hannaford and the Heartstoppers, Vagimus, Canary Ferret) and Alison Martlew ( NPAV, The Butchies, Amy Ray) who is here to let the people know that THIS is not ok! But we can figure it out. | | “Lyse... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

5:30pm

Site-Responsive Sonic Environments
Limited Capacity full
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Collaborate to explore site-responsive sonic environments through a cooperative sound installation/performance. In this one-hour workshop, participants will explore relationships between people, sounds, and spaces using portable microcomputer technologies. Working with microphones, portable speakers, and sensors, and using simple feedback loops and delay lines on embeddable microprocessors (Bela), participants will learn about musical and technical approaches for artistically responding to and participating in a given site as a collective. We will develop an in-situ installation/performance in which each participant and their system becomes part of a larger, emergent sonic structure.


** 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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Lauren Sarah Hayes

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a musician and sound artist who builds and performs with hybrid analog/digital instruments. Lauren is a "positively ferocious improvisor" (Cycling '74), her music refusing to sit nicely between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. Over the last... Read More →


5:30pm

Make Noise 0-Coast
Limited Capacity full
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Come experiment with synthesis using the Make Noise 0-Coast! Each participant in this hands-on workshop will have access to an 0-Coast Synthesizer to learn on and play. Topics discussed include the history of no-coast synthesis, the architecture of the 0-Coast, and making and experimenting with drone, sustaining contour patch, and percussive patches.


Participants must bring their own headphones.


** 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. 



6:15pm

Sarah Belle Reid
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Sarah Belle Reid

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation. She is a co-developer of the Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface (MIGSI) for trumpet: an open-source, wir... Read More →

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Thursday May 17, 2018 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

6:30pm

LGBTQ Community Meetup with Gavin Rayna Russom
The LGBTQ Center of Durham welcomes Moogfest artist Gavin Rayna Russom to join the local community groups "The Trans Experience Discussion Group" and "The Clearing" for an evening of discussion and LGBTQ empowerment.

For more information, or to RSVP for this event, please contact the center directly at info@lgbtqcenterofdurham.org.

TED (The Trans Experience Discussion Group) offers an informal space for trans-spectrum adults to connect with and share their experiences in an open, non-judgmental atmosphere. Meetings will open with discussion on a pre-selected topic and close with the opportunity for members to share other thoughts or questions with the group. Members must be at least 18 years of age and of trans-spectrum experience.

The Clearing is a community centering, celebrating, and caring for queer, trans, gender non-conforming, Black, Brown, and Indigenous lives and bodies, The Clearing is an anti-racist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, queer, feminist, womanist, loving spiritual space. All expressions of faith and non-faith are welcome as we engage in the spiritual alchemy of radical care and support in the midst of great struggle and violent injustice.

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Gavin Rayna Russom

Gavin​ ​Rayna​ ​Russom​ ​is a New York-based multimedia artist, DJ and electronic music composer. Using the analog and digital synthesizer, she has produced a body of extremely influential art and music over the last 15 years, as both a solo artist and in collaboratio... Read More →

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Thursday May 17, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
LGBTQ Center of Durham 114 Hunt St, Durham, NC 27701

6:30pm

Midori Takada
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Midori Takada

Midori Takada is a masterful Japanese composer and percussionist whose output over the past 40 years weaves through solo, group and theatrical practices. Her deep quests into traditional Asian and African percussive language are captured on a series of now highly sought-after alb... Read More →


6:30pm

Sassyblack
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Sassyblack

"SassyBlack is a space aged vocalist & producer based in Seattle, WA. You may know her voice from her previous group THEESatisfaction or her work on the Shabazz Palaces albums. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores sound through deep com... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

6:30pm

Moogfest 2018 VIP Opening Party
Join us and celebrate Moogfest 2018, with a DJ set by Bonaventure. 
Open to Engineer and VIP Pass holders, and Artists.

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Bonaventure

Bonaventure is Soraya Lutangu’s nom de guerre. Under this alias, she has been developing sonic weaponry designed to confront oppressive power structures, tell the story of violence, indifference and abuse fuelled by racism, with Complexion released on NON Worldwide last year ma... Read More →


7:20pm

No Eyes
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No Eyes

NO EYES is the project of Seanny Georgie. Created in Atlanta, G., NO EYES masterminds dreamy, haunted and depressive soundscapes with gameboy in hand. His music has been categorized as nu sad, haunted VGM, footwork, jungle, goth dad, IDM and much more. NO EYES transcends genres.


Thursday May 17, 2018 7:20pm - 8:20pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

7:45pm

Emily Sprague
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Emily Sprague

Emily is a synthesist, songwriter, and recording artist from the Catskill | Mountains. After years of working on and touring with her folk band, Florist, | she began exploring the world of modular synthesizers as a way to expand | her musical horizons beyond the structure and... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 7:45pm - 8:48pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

8:00pm

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

"Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impa... Read More →


8:00pm

Mhysa
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Mhysa

MHYSA is a Queer Black Diva and underground pop star for the cyber resistance from Prince George’s County, Maryland. At age 4, she was performing in her parents' basement and community events, being deeply involved in performing arts until her late teens. When she went to col... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

8:00pm

Suzanne Ciani + Layne: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" Live Score
Suzanne Ciani's world premiere live score in spatial sound to 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema.

Featuring Layne and students from Berklee College of Music, where Suzanne is Artist in Residence and Visiting Scholar in Electronic Production and Engineering.

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Layne

Layne composes field recordings, abstract auditory textures, and rhythmic concrète churns into a hypnotic aural terrain reminiscent of the inceptive work from her seminal female forebears in experimental electronics. Recently released on Karl O'Connor's legendary Downwards Recor... Read More →
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Suzanne Ciani

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

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Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

8:00pm

The Floor at The Fruit: Subtek Music Showcase
The Floor creates spontaneously organized gatherings of people that highlight the transformative power of electronic-based music, elude formal structures of control, spark uninhibited creativity, and amplify the talents of local DJs.

Returning to fabled warehouse venue, The Durham Fruit and Produce Company, The Floor brings together some of the Triangles best house and techno DJs with showcases by regular party collaborators Subtek Music, Dancegruv Radio, and Sub-Culture.


Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701

8:40pm

Bonaventure
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Bonaventure

Bonaventure is Soraya Lutangu’s nom de guerre. Under this alias, she has been developing sonic weaponry designed to confront oppressive power structures, tell the story of violence, indifference and abuse fuelled by racism, with Complexion released on NON Worldwide last year ma... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 8:40pm - 9:40pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

9:05pm

Pamelia Stickney
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Pamelia Stickney

Pamelia Stickney’s love affair with the theremin began while recording with the Geggy Tah in 1997 when her bandmates showed her the film “Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey”. Within months of playing, she was first introduced to director Steven Martin. Upon hearing her, he arr... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:05pm - 10:05pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

9:30pm

Jamila Woods
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Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods’ cultural lineage–from her love of Lucille Clifton’s poetry to cherished letters from | her grandmother to the infectious late 80s post-punk of The Cure–structure the progressive, | delicate and minimalist soul of HEAVN, her debut solo album. “It’s like... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Carolina Theatre Fletcher Hall 306 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

9:30pm

Madame Gandhi
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Madame Gandhi

Madame Gandhi is a Los Angeles-based musician, activist and music industry thinker, having toured professionally drumming for M.I.A and Thievery Corporation and currently DJs, drums and produces music under her own name. Her song “The Future is Female” climbed to #8 on the Vi... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

Author & Punisher
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Author & Punisher

Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind Author & Punisher, who was named “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music” by Noisey, left a career as a mechanical engineer to focus on art and sculpture, pursuing his MFA. In the metal and machine shops of Universi... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

DJ Haram
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DJ HARAM

DJ Haram is a producer and DJ originally from New Jersey, currently based in Philadelphia. Stylistically versatile, she throws down for Jersey, Philly, and Baltimore with club and booty bounce sets but also has been known to pay homage to her roots in the tradition of Middle East... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

10:25pm

11:00pm

Amber Mark
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Amber Mark

Amber grew up anywhere and everywhere. She regularly journeyed around the world in the company of her artist mother before her untimely passing, oscillating between Miami and New York, Berlin and Darjeeling, where her mother studied the art of thangka painting, constantly blessin... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00pm - Friday May 18, 2018 12:15am
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

11:00pm

Kelela
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Kelela

Kelela’s debut, Take Me Apart, spans the past and future of R&B while registering as an instant classic. With critical praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork (“Best New Music”), and a cover story for The FADER, Kelela’s time in the spotlight has only begun. Having alre... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:00pm - Friday May 18, 2018 12:15am
Carolina Theatre Fletcher Hall 306 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Jon Hopkins (DJ set)
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Jon Hopkins

Singularity begins and ends on the same note: a universe beginning, expanding, and contracting towards the same infinitesimal point. Where Immunity charted the dark alternative reality of an epic night out, Singularity explores the dissonance between dystopian urbanity and the gr... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:30pm - Friday May 18, 2018 12:30am
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Helena Hauff
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Helena Hauff

Helena Hauff's DJ sets are packed with rough, tough tracks that stomp and crackle, and don't rely on any frills apart from the whiplash of acid and the hot euphoria of Italo. Her sonic aesthetic is rooted in a twilight-lit area of colliding sharp acid sounds, cold Detroit rhythmi... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:30pm - Friday May 18, 2018 1:00am
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Noncompliant
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Noncompliant

For over 20 years, Noncompliant (aka DJ Shiva) has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dancefloors far and wide. From the deepest to the darkest techno, she is a purveyor of variety in both music and technique. Her technical skills on the decks are highly respected, but her... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 11:30pm - Friday May 18, 2018 1:30am
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00am

Raund Haus Stage: Chocolate Rice
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.


Friday May 18, 2018 12:00am - 1:30am
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

12:00am

Valgeir Sigurðsson + Liam Byrne: Sleep Concert
Limited Capacity full
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An immersive, all-night performance led by Bedroom Community founder, Valgeir Sigurðsson.

The event extends from middle of the night until the early morning. There will be a limited number of mattresses supplied by Nest Bedding, however please plan to bring something to lie on and to make yourself comfortable (yoga mat, pillow, sleeping bag, comforter), and prepare to explore deep, interior spaces in a rare communal setting.

** Due to nature of this performance, capacity is limited.

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



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Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viol. An obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th century repertoire is a recurring theme in his work, whether in devising baroque performance installations for the Victoria an... Read More →
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Valgeir Sigurdsson

Icelandic composer, producer, and founder of the Bedroom Community label, Valgeir Sigurðsson may not be a household name, but his body of work is. Valgeir is an inspired, industrious maker of a spectacular northern music, of an uncanny soul music, a fiendish, visceral folk music... Read More →

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Friday May 18, 2018 12:00am - 8:00am
21c Main Gallery 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

12:30am

Aurora Halal
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Aurora Halal

Aurora Halal is an artist and creator of New York’s Mutual Dreaming party series and the Sustain-Release festival. Shadowy and psychedelic, her live hardware and DJ sets have a hazy sensuality and metallic intensity, always pushing her compositions further into deep hypnotic st... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 12:30am - 1:30am
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

1:00am

Ellen Allien
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Ellen Allien

A techno lover from the start, Ellen comfortably blends and weaves a pattern of her own hypnotic Berlin techno, acid, freak jack slammers and classics. Absorbing the space and the energy of the dancers, she creates something mysterious and captivating for the here and now. Extrat... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 1:00am - 2:30am
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701
 
Friday, May 18
 

9:00am

Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection
American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters created for SYNTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog or were created by artists inspired by Moog from 2010–2018.


Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. Over the last 60 years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. This exchange between engineer and musician is celebrated with a unique festival format where the creative process is understood as a collaboration among many people, across time and space, in commerce and culture.

10:00am

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group C1)(Engineer Passholders ONLY)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer, the Moog Sub-Harmonicon. This hands-on workshop is conducted in a pair of four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

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

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10:00am

Modular Marketplace
Modular Marketplace is a bazaar featuring the top designers of boutique music tech tools and their latest creations. A global community of manufacturers, designers, and tech enthusiasts gather here in a creative and thoughtful environment made for the modern electronic musician and instrument design enthusiast.


10:00am

Moog Pop-up Factory
Moog Music temporarily moves its production to the Moog Pop Up Factory at Moogfest where the company live-builds a new, limited edition synthesizer. Beyond manufacturing, the space is an immersive music tech playground where the minds at Moog create one-of-a-kind interactive experiences all technology fans.


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10:00am

Reverb LP Record Fair
Explore vinyl selections from Reverb LP, a community of brick-and-mortar shops and individual sellers with a vast collection you don’t want to miss. The Record Fair is free and open to the public from10am-6pm each day of the festival and discounts on select records will be available on site

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Reverb

Reverb.com launched in 2013 with a focused mission: become the world’s biggest marketplace to easily buy and sell music gear. We believe musicians should be constantly inspired, not only through the gear they find on the site, but by the community that makes up the site. Now, w... Read More →


10:00am

10:00am

Infinity: Algorithmic Soundscapes from Magnetic Energy
Join us in this lay-down space for a series of immersive soundscapes facilitated by a new technology. Calm the body and mind enveloped in this new sound meditation system. Together, we immerse ourselves in sound waves as mantra-like resonance guides us towards deeper states of rest.

Sound-generating sculptures channel magnetic energy into metal strings, creating tranquil, mantra-like vibrations.

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Magnetic Sound

MJ Caselden is a sound artist and creative technologist based in New York City. He leads group listening rituals and workshops on innovative technology, and is exploring integration of meditative sound into healing arts and lifestyle. | | MJ's sound art has been shown around the... Read More →


10:00am

Soft Manipulator
Simon Moritz Geist’s new work, Soft Manipulator, is a playful interactive installation that continues to explore the black box of electronic sound production by laying out an array of everyday objects and mini-robots which acoustically interact with these objects. Seven robotic devices are controlled by the audience, manipulating the sound of the objects present. The six robots beat the objects, creating a constantly changing polyrhythmic web of sound and rhythm.

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Sonic Robots

Moritz Simon Geist aka Sonic Robots is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. He started this project because he wants to invent the future of electronic music — with robots! Geist’s projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations. His... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
Carolina Theatre Foyer 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

10:00am

Vorticity
“Vorticity (2018)” is an interactive multichannel sound art installation in collaboration with Delta Sound Labs and Nokia Bell Labs. The piece is composed of two sonified data sets generated by a Schlieren model, namely pixel data and vorticity of a bubble moving through water.

The motivation for the work is to make visible the invisible.

By understanding invisible signals between people and in nature we can augment our senses and create new modes of empathic communication to break down the barriers that exist between race, religion, culture and politics.



Friday May 18, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
American Underground Foyer 201 West Main St, Durham,NC 27701

10:30am

Self over Sales: Creating Sustainable Artist Economies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This discussion will consider topics regarding the importance of the element of “self” in self-sustaining artist collectives and ecosystems.


** 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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10:30am

Ciani Versus Buchla: An Audacious Experiment in Sound Design
Limited Capacity full
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"[W]e played tennis frequently. He was a very good tennis player, and we shared that passion." Suzanne Ciani talking about Don Buchla (Electronic Musician, May 2017). What would that have sounded like? Using Audacity, we will create an imaginary auditory narrative of a game of tennis played by two of the greats of synthesized sound. We will model the sound of Ciani’s serve, Buchla’s return, a racquet hitting a ball, the bounce of a ball back and forth on the court, and the roar of a crowd.


No experience with Audacity or sound design (or tennis) is required, but participants must bring a laptop (Mac or PC) of their own. Please download Audacity before the workshop.


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

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

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


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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 at UNC (Spring 2016), "Quantification: The Art of Making Data" workshop series at NC State (Fall 2016), and "Microcontrollers for the Rest of Us" at the University of Rochester (Fall 2017).   At Knobcon 2016, he presented “Experimental Music: Composing with an Arduino Midi Controller,” demonstrating unusual musical applications for a standard Arduino Uno. At Moogfest 2017, he led the... Read More →


11:00am

Found Sound: Using Samples and Novation Circuit
Join Novation as they show you how to use their Circuit groovebox to explore sample manipulation. Technology Evangelist Enrique Martinez will use found sound samples, record samples during the presentation, then import and manipulate those samples within Circuit to create unique and complex arrangements. Learn how you can use samples to expand your creativity.

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Novation

Novation is a British company designing innovative tools for electronic music-makers. Novation specialises in designing synthesisers, grid-based and keyboard controllers and grooveboxes – technology that translates ideas into reality, channelling artistic energy to create new m... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Own Your Voice: Producing Music as a Source of Personal Liberation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Madame Gandhi will walk each workshop participant through her production process, while highlighting her journey sampling her own speeches and activist ideologies into her work itself. Participants should expect to walk away with having learned some new Ableton production techniques such as processing vocals, building unique beats and synthesizing pretty sounds, as well as visceral tools to discuss today's modern fourth wave feminist landscape.



** 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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Madame Gandhi

Madame Gandhi is a Los Angeles-based musician, activist and music industry thinker, having toured professionally drumming for M.I.A and Thievery Corporation and currently DJs, drums and produces music under her own name. Her song “The Future is Female” climbed to #8 on the Vi... Read More →


11:00am

Sound Bath
Limited Capacity full
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Relax and unwind to the resonance and drone of crystal bowls, tuning forks and other mysterious bits and bobs. This sound bath helps create a space where we can safely power down, where we can aim to calm ourselves, and ease into relaxation to steer us toward a more balanced, peaceful state. No experience necessary. Bring a mat, blankets, pillows or whatever you may need to aid in your comfort.


** 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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Gabriel Andruzzi

Gabriel Andruzzi is a sound bath facilitator, yoga teacher and musical jack of various trades.  Gabriel utilizes sound and the tools of yoga to create spaces that point the individual in the direction of balance and peace with the hope that from this state or the journey toward... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Global Breath 119 West Main St #300, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Hacking Systems to Build Communities through Hip Hop
Join a team of hip hop artists from around the world in conversation about how art allows them to express themselves and build community in often repressive political climates. A raucous, improvised performance will close the session.

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Mark Katz

Mark Katz (Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities) holds degrees from the College of William and Mary (B.A. in philosophy) and the University of Michigan (M.A., Ph.D. in musicology). His scholarship focuses on music and technology, contemporary popular music, mu... Read More →


11:00am

Make Noise 0-Coast
Limited Capacity full
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Come experiment with synthesis using the Make Noise 0-Coast! Each participant in this hands-on workshop will have access to an 0-Coast Synthesizer to learn on and play. Topics discussed include the history of no-coast synthesis, the architecture of the 0-Coast, and making and experimenting with drone, sustaining contour patch, and percussive patches.


Participants must bring their own headphones.


** 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. 



11:30am

The Etymology of Song
Limited Capacity full
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In this workshop we will reflect on the relationship between sampling & songwriting. Jamila will demonstrate her intuitive sample-based approach to songwriting and discuss methods of incorporating recontextualization and collage into the creative process.  Participants will participate in interactive writing exercises, using sampling as a tool to transform found text into new creative works. 

** 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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Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods’ cultural lineage–from her love of Lucille Clifton’s poetry to cherished letters from | her grandmother to the infectious late 80s post-punk of The Cure–structure the progressive, | delicate and minimalist soul of HEAVN, her debut solo album. “It’s like... Read More →


12:00pm

Durational Sound Installation: Wes Borland
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Alex Rosson

With the ears and vision behind the game changing Audeze headphones, audio-guru Alex Rosson has enjoyed an incredibly storied history in music. Beginning with drums at 11 and DJing at 12, the LA-native joined his first band at 15 playing bills with acts like System of a Down, 311... Read More →
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Wes Borland

Wes Borland is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who first made his mark as lead guitarist in the polarizing pre-millennial rock of Limp Bizkit, selling over 50 million albums through their incendiary career. Borland, a Jacksonville, FL export, has been involved in a vast numb... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
21c Main Gallery 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00pm

12:30pm

Instrument Designer: Tony Rolando
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Make Noise

Make Noise was founded in 2008 by Tony Rolando, a self-taught electronic musical instrument designer who got started by obsessively reading amateur radio books at the public library, building electronics for artists, such as the light controlled mixer for Simon Lee's "Bus Obscura... Read More →


12:30pm

A Guide To Pursuing Passion Endeavors
Limited Capacity full
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Workshop led by SassyBlack. More information soon. 

** 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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Sassyblack

"SassyBlack is a space aged vocalist & producer based in Seattle, WA. You may know her voice from her previous group THEESatisfaction or her work on the Shabazz Palaces albums. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores sound through deep com... Read More →


12:30pm

In Conversation: Kelela
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Kelela

Kelela’s debut, Take Me Apart, spans the past and future of R&B while registering as an instant classic. With critical praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork (“Best New Music”), and a cover story for The FADER, Kelela’s time in the spotlight has only begun. Having alre... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

1:00pm

Gathering a Performance: Jenny Hval with Her Collaborators Håvard Volden and Orfee Schuijt
Limited Capacity full
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I like to be a bit of a hoarder when I prepare for performances. I’ve always loved to gather things, as if I’m preparing some kind of spell.

Let’s get together with and gather thoughts and ideas for our Moogfest performance the following day. Maybe we will talk about performing and watching performances, like: What is a performance? What could a performance be? When does the formats of concerts, festivals, music industry, let you down? How can we get around the formats? What are your performative dreams? Can we use the space of a performance to dream together?

Maybe we look at material from me and my collaborators' previous work, and maybe you also bring in material. Do you have images, pieces of writing, topics, films, sounds, tweets, or suggestions you would like to bring in or discuss?

Let's make a space that can shake, deconstruct, destabilize or somehow influence our performance.

This workshop is for any human who wants to discuss and participate in the process of a show. No need to be a musician or artist.

** 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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Jenny Hval

Norwegian recording artist and writer Jenny Hval’s work is uniquely positioned as both multidisciplinary and transgressive, but her polyphonic artistry in fact seamlessly weaves musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Her artistic voice is present, acces... Read More →


1:00pm

Posterization,​ ​Repetition,​ ​and​ ​Live​ ​Feeds​ ​-​ ​Pop​ ​Art​ ​through​ ​Max​ ​7
Limited Capacity full
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Using Max 7, learn how to use GPU acceleration to create live posterization effects for video and stills. Using each student’s prepared library of images and videos, or an example library provided, participants will explore methods of repetition and mixing to create live takes in notable styles. As a final step, a webcam will be used to add a live feed into their database of imagery.


Students should bring a mid- to high-end laptop with a webcam. Prior to the class, it is encouraged that students download the trial version of Max/MSP from www.cycling74.com. It is recommended that each student bring a library of images (.png or .jpg) and videos (.mov or .mp4, 720p recommended) to the class.

** 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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George Hardebeck

George Hardebeck’s work in Virginia Tech’s Creative Technologies Masters of Fine Art’s program revolves around large scale installations and exhibitions. Sourcing material from archival collections or his own film practice, he combines audio, video and interactivity to crea... Read More →


1:00pm

The Fine Art of Not Knowing What You're Doing and How to Apply It
Limited Capacity full
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Many people are hesitant to make a start in electronic music because of the perception that some degree of technical expertise is required. Lisa Smith, who herself had to get past her fear of not being a so-called “expert” to say “yes” to this workshop, rose out of the Midwest to become a techno and dance music dynamo.

In this workshop geared toward women and members of the LGBTQ community, she will share how she got started, why the appearance of expertise can (in practice) be a form of gatekeeping, how the internet has leveled the informational playing field, and how to do your best to move past those fears to get started or move further in making or playing music.


** 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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Noncompliant

For over 20 years, Noncompliant (aka DJ Shiva) has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dancefloors far and wide. From the deepest to the darkest techno, she is a purveyor of variety in both music and technique. Her technical skills on the decks are highly respected, but her... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
21c Gallery 4 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

1:00pm

Wireless Imagination
Limited Capacity full
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Come and learn how to build a micro-radio transmitter with Venus Ex Machina. In this hands-on workshop, you will build your own micro-radio transmitters, and discuss the notions of imagination and private/public space. Through the medium of the hyperlocality of weak radio transmitters, we gain a lens into how we might set about building our own autonomous and local networks, in the present digital age.

** 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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Venus Ex Machina

Venus Ex Machina is the alias of Nontokozo F. Sihwa, a Scottish-born composer, engineer, and educator based in London, UK. She has presented projects with Channel 4, Institute for Contemporary Art, Wysing Arts Centre, CTM Festival, and the V & A Museum. She was a member of the r... Read More →


1:00pm

Masterclass: Instruments & Percussion
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Gabriel Andruzzi

Gabriel Andruzzi is a sound bath facilitator, yoga teacher and musical jack of various trades.  Gabriel utilizes sound and the tools of yoga to create spaces that point the individual in the direction of balance and peace with the hope that from this state or the journey toward... Read More →
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Midori Takada

Midori Takada is a masterful Japanese composer and percussionist whose output over the past 40 years weaves through solo, group and theatrical practices. Her deep quests into traditional Asian and African percussive language are captured on a series of now highly sought-after alb... Read More →
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Tlacael Esparza

Tlacael is a co-founder of the music tech start-up Sunhouse and inventor of Sensory Percussion, a radically new system for expressive electronic percussion being used on stages and in studios around the world. Tlacael is a Los Angeles native, based in New York City, and a profess... Read More →


1:00pm

"For No Good Reason" Screening
View the trailer here: http://www.fornogoodreasonmovie.com/ 
Made over the course of fifteen years, “For No Good Reason,” explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of seminal British artist, Ralph Steadman. Insightful, humorous, and visually stunning, this is a study in honesty, friendship and the ambition that drives an artist.
Ralph’s rise to prominence began in the early 1970’s during the fallout from the love and hope that had swept the western world during the 1960’s. This legendary time for music, literature, art and philosophy was the catalyst, along with his developing relationship with writer Hunter S Thompson, for Ralph to express and chart the wreckage that followed; a large-scale disintegration of a demoralized counter-culture. His art gained recognition in the press and popular-culture publications, both in the U.K. and U.S., for its bold comment on his fiercely heart-felt politics.
The film is a richly creative, visual feast about the power and importance of art to achieve Steadman’s aim “I learnt to draw…to try to change the world”. Director Charlie Paul spent 15 years meticulously amassing the footage and creating the remarkable animations for the film to match the same anarchic energy, anger and free spirit of Steadman's pictures. Through Johnny Depp’s lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach to the heart of what make this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties.
“For No Good Reason” is riot of stories and images as we take a trip through the wild and dark days of Steadman’s time with ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas’ writer Hunter S Thompson, the Rumble in the Jungle; gun fights with literary giant William S Burroughs and his fiercely heart-felt politics.
This is an inventive, energetic, occasionally harrowing, but inspiring and uplifting film with contributions from Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant and music from Slash, All American Rejects, Jason Mraz, James Blake, Ed Harcourt and Crystal Castles, all For No Good Reason.

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Charlie + Lucy Paul

Director-producer team and Itch Film cofounders Charlie and Lucy Paul have been creating work together for 20 years, having been awarded more than 30 international accolades for direction, including D&AD, Clio, BTAA, Rank cinema and BAFTA. Itch specialize in motion control, opera... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

1:30pm

Composing with Patterns
Limited Capacity full
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Explore using voltage input as compositional material and as control signals that will facilitate concurrent performance and composition by listening to a flow of analog data and recognizing micro patterns embedded therein. We will explore shaping rhythm, pitch, timbre, and spatialization, working in rotating groups of 4 or 5 while others listen.


The goal is to compose in real time, building complex, polyphonic structures that are algorithmic on the micro level, leading to the workshop’s secondary outcome: developing new ways to listen and exploring language to describe the radical sounds we hear.


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

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

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


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Elizabeth Hoffman

Elizabeth Hoffman composes acoustic and computer-driven media that explores location responsiveness and idiosyncrasies of timbre and tuning. These pieces are simultaneously instruments, compositions, and structures that allow delimited free responses and interplay between the com... Read More →

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1:30pm

NCSU Libraries: Digital Fabrication for Everyone
Limited Capacity full
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This session is for anyone interested in getting started with digital fabrication methods such as 3D printing and CNC machining. Participants will walk away with free, easy-to-use digital design tools for building projects with 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining. They’ll also get to see tools such as LulzBot 3D printers and the Bantam Tools Desktop Milling Machine in operation up close, and learn their capabilities and limitations. We’ll also discuss tools for computer-controlled drawing and embroidery.

** 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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Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers is an innovative, user-focused librarian who works at the intersection of public services and new technologies. In his role as Emerging Technology Services Librarian, he directs the library's Makerspace program, which includes spaces at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library a... Read More →

Program Partners

2:00pm

A3: Connected
Meyer Sound Labs and Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology present A3: Connected, a presentation workshop discussing the sound system designed specifically for the artists performing in the Armory. Hear examples of spatial sound techniques available and learn what to listen for during the festival. See the hardware and software that drives the show. This is Moogfest attendees’ opportunity to talk tech with experts from Meyer Sound and Virginia Tech to find out how artists are incorporating spatial sound in their music.


Friday May 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

2:00pm

2:00pm

Historic Theremin Restoration: An Original “Lev-Built” Theremin
Two years ago, Dan Bass was at a small country auction in Swannanoa NC when he saw an old electronic instrument up for auction. He bid on it, won and magically became the owner of one of four known surviving Lev-Built Theremins from the early days of Lev Termen’s work in America.

Realizing it’s historic potential Dan brought the instrument to Moog where it was immediately recognized as the hand-made work of the inventor himself! Over the last year, Dan partnered with Theremin experts Mike Buffington and Andrew Baron of rcatheremin.com and Moog Music’s Chief Engineer Cyril Lance to restore this unique instrument to its exact historical condition.

World renowned Thereminst Pamelia Stickley will join this panel to play this rare 87 year old example of the instrument that has inspired her remarkable musical career.
As a teenager, Bob Moog was so captivated by the theremin that he launched his career as a theremin builder. To Bob, Lev Termen was his “virtual mentor”.

The panelists will explore the history and significance of Lev Termen’s work, the restoration project and then listen as Pamelia debuts the theremin for its public performance, quite possibly for the first time since the 1930s.

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Pamelia Stickney

Pamelia Stickney’s love affair with the theremin began while recording with the Geggy Tah in 1997 when her bandmates showed her the film “Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey”. Within months of playing, she was first introduced to director Steven Martin. Upon hearing her, he arr... Read More →

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2:30pm

Looping 101
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how to build simple musical loops using Moog synthesizers and a few effects pedals (provided) in a class for complete musical novices. We’ll work together in a small group to get the basics of how the pedals work and then create our own loops in the moment. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn about this in such a short amount of time and how beautiful all of our loops can sound together. Please bring headphones.

** 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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Annie Hart

Annie Hart is best known as one-third of Au Revoir Simone, the beloved all-female synth trio that counts David Lynch as a superfan (and also recently appeared on Twin Peaks). But with the eight tracks on her solo debut, Impossible Accomplice, Annie emerged as an electrifying arti... Read More →


2:30pm

Keynote: Jennifer Sukis
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Jennifer Sukis

With a background in Swiss design and typography, Jennifer’s journey as a designer has evolved from branding to interfaces, apps to AI. Today she leads IBM's AI Experience Design Practices across the Watson and Cloud Platform. She teaches Advanced Design for AI at the Universit... Read More →


2:30pm

Sculpting Breathing Electricity: Musical Innovators Explore the Buchla Experience
Buchla artists Suzanne Ciani, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and Rachel Aiello join Buchla designer Joel Davel, Buchla CEO Eric Fox, and moderator Marc Doty to explore the inspiration and innovation of Buchla instruments.

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Joel Davel

Joel Davel worked with Don Buchla for over 20 years in many roles--his primary task being the PCB designer for all of Buchla’s post-1995 designs including the Marimba Lumina, Lightning III, Moog Piano Bar, and all of the 200e series. Davel also performed alongside Don Buchla... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

"Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impa... Read More →
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Layne

Layne composes field recordings, abstract auditory textures, and rhythmic concrète churns into a hypnotic aural terrain reminiscent of the inceptive work from her seminal female forebears in experimental electronics. Recently released on Karl O'Connor's legendary Downwards Recor... Read More →
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Suzanne Ciani

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


Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

2:45pm

3:00pm

Spatial Sound: Author & Punisher
Tristan Shone designs and creates custom instruments that are controllers for both hardware synths and drum machines, plus software such as Ableton Live, MAX/MSP and Logic. When thinking about the sounds that he wants to make and the feel of that music, he first visualizes the physical gestures conducive to the available hardware that would define them.

His workshop will walk through this controller design and fabrication process, and touch on the elements that he finds to be crucial to making a meaning physical connection with device and the sound.

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Author & Punisher

Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind Author & Punisher, who was named “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music” by Noisey, left a career as a mechanical engineer to focus on art and sculpture, pursuing his MFA. In the metal and machine shops of Universi... Read More →

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Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

"...these borders that hold me down..."

SLIPPAGE presents an exploration of redlining, gerrymandering, and asocial cartographies that produce and reinforce inequality.  Deploying custom-designed live-feed sonification interfaces, wearable technologies, and AfroFuturist performance practices, this hour-long afrotechnopunk extravaganza brings DUKE faculty, graduate students, community activists, and SLIPPAGE artists together for a special MOOGFEST presentation.

** This session is free and open to the public. 
** There will be buses providing free transportation to/from the von der Hayden Theater on Duke University Campus. Buses will depart from West Parrish St slip road next to 21c Museum Hotel at 2:30pm and 2:45pm, returning at 4pm and 4:15pm.


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James Clotfelter

James is committed to the creation of collaborative and sociallyconscious work for live performance, the built environment andpublic space. Working broadly as a designer with aspecialization in light, James looks for loopholes in technology tostimulate storytelling and wake peopl... Read More →
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Rebecca Uliasz

Rebecca Uliasz conducts research in the intersections of liveelectronic performance, audio and visual processing, machinelearning, and phenomenology. Her work engages withcontemporary technologies in order to create aesthetic systemsthat seek to question the relationship between... Read More →
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Summer Dunsmore

Summer Dunsmore is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist from San Diego, California. After receiving her Bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley, she pursued opportunities as a video documentarian, work that led her to travel extensively throughout the U.S., India, Nepal, and Centr... Read More →
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Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz is Chair of African and African American Studies and Professor of Dance, and Theater Studies at Duke University. He is past-president of the Society of Dance History Scholars, an international organization that advances the field of dance studies through resear... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
von der Hayden Theater 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Raund Haus Stage: Hubbble
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.

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Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Music for Ears & Bodies: Haptics, Vibrotactile Feedback and Touch
Limited Capacity full
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Explore using bespoke technology for experiencing sound as haptic feedback. Can physically feeling your music offer insight into something about the music or compositional process itself? Does it offer new potential strategies for building digital musical instruments? Participants are encouraged to bring their tracks, performance set-ups, or synths to plug into the system and experience sound through their bodies as well as their ears!


** 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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Lauren Sarah Hayes

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a musician and sound artist who builds and performs with hybrid analog/digital instruments. Lauren is a "positively ferocious improvisor" (Cycling '74), her music refusing to sit nicely between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. Over the last... Read More →


3:00pm

Organic Nature & Unending Change: Modular Synthesis from a Folk Songwriter
Limited Capacity full
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Musician and artist Emily A. Sprague breaks down structure and discusses/demonstrates her philosophy and personal techniques on composing ambient soundscapes with electronic timbres inspired by the natural world. Her background as a folk songwriter serves as an important contrast in the creative process of making long-form, sometimes generative compositions that exist both far from and side by side the world of verses and choruses.


** 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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Emily Sprague

Emily is a synthesist, songwriter, and recording artist from the Catskill | Mountains. After years of working on and touring with her folk band, Florist, | she began exploring the world of modular synthesizers as a way to expand | her musical horizons beyond the structure and... Read More →


3:00pm

Strategies in Curatorial Practice & Sonic Research
Henry Ford Museum technology curator Kristen Gallerneaux will share her experience as a curator, and will discuss how her role fluidly intersects with her work as a sound-based artist and writer. Using her recently-released book, High Static, Dead Lines: The Sonic Spectre and the Object Hereafter (Strange Attractor/MIT) as a roadmap, she will share stories and practice-based strategies that unraveled during the course of its writing.

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Kristen Gallerneaux

Kristen Gallerneaux is an artist, curator, and sonic researcher holding a Ph.D. in Art Practice & Media History from UC San Diego, an MA in Folklore, and an MFA in Art. She is also the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michig... Read More →

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3:00pm

Sonifying Data and the Sounds of Science
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Participants will learn the principles of sonifying data (mapping it in sound to allow for auditory interpretation), and see steps for creating sonifications in the SuperCollider programming language. Interaction is highly encouraged. 


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

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

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


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Mark Ballora

Raised in idyllic, mellow Marin County, California, just outside San Francisco, just after the 60s. Important influences during the impressionable years include Muir Woods, the anti-Vietnam movement, the moon landings, the hip and activist Glide Memorial church, irreverent Mad Ma... Read More →

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3:00pm

"Everything Everywhere All of the Time" Screening
Pierre-Alain Giraud’s documentary film “Everything Everywhere All The Time” follows Sam Amidon, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly, and Valgeir Sigurðsson on their collective tour, showcasing the music they’ve collaborated on and released individually under the Bedroom Community umbrella.

We witness Giraud’s fly-on-the-wall perspective through rare footage of recordings at Greenhouse Studios in Iceland, backstage and tour-bus activity, volcanic disruption and interviews with the artists.

In 60 minutes, “Everything Everywhere All The Time” explores the dynamic between these four highly individual artists. It provides a fantastic insight into the inner workings of a small artist-run label and a collective.

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Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viol. An obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th century repertoire is a recurring theme in his work, whether in devising baroque performance installations for the Victoria an... Read More →
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Valgeir Sigurdsson

Icelandic composer, producer, and founder of the Bedroom Community label, Valgeir Sigurðsson may not be a household name, but his body of work is. Valgeir is an inspired, industrious maker of a spectacular northern music, of an uncanny soul music, a fiendish, visceral folk music... Read More →

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Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group D1)(Engineer Passholders ONLY)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer, the Moog Sub-Harmonicon. This hands-on workshop is conducted in a pair of four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

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

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3:00pm

Michael Stipe's Thibault Dance
R.E.M. frontman and multimedia artist Michael Stipe returns to Moogfest to unveil a new audio visual piece, the second in a series. The piece titled “Thibault Dance” is original video shot by Stipe in New York City and then scored with original music also composed by Stipe. This installation is free and open to the public.

Friday May 18, 2018 3:00pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00am
The Snow Building 331 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

Extensive Expression and Techniques Utilizing Effects Pedals with Synthesizers & Keyboards
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Lisa Bella Donna will guide participants through the myriad possibilities and sonic sorcery possible via the pairing of keyboards and synthesizers with EarthQuaker Devices.

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EarthQuaker Devices

Do you like effects pedals? We do! Here at EarthQuaker Devices, we like pedals so much that we make them one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cu... Read More →


3:30pm

Pop, Crackle, Crunch: Contact Mic 101
Explore how everyday objects such as tin cans, sandpaper, bubble wrap, and plastic combs can become strange and beautiful musical instruments when amplified with a simple contact microphone. This workshop will cover the basics of how contact mics work, construct new musical instruments with everyday items, and make a lot of sound!


We will also talk about improvisation and graphic scores as a way of composing for these new musical instruments. Participants will be encouraged to collaborate on a simple graphic score, which everyone will perform as a group.


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

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

** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

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Sarah Belle Reid

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation. She is a co-developer of the Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface (MIGSI) for trumpet: an open-source, wir... Read More →

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4:00pm

Frivolous Artist: More Metal
A gesture. A piece of metal. A clanging sound. An invitation. Repeat.

Wild Actions needs your help to create this live sound & movement installation. While mover Ginger Wagg engages the audience to pile as much scrap metal on her body as possible, musician Mike Geary captures these sounds and weaves them into the live sound score. 

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Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
21c Gallery 3 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

Raund Haus Stage: Dogzamm, RGB, Sunset Palette, OG Senpaiii, Trandle, Slums
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.


Friday May 18, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

Designing the Impossible
The “Willy Wonka of design and science,” and Wired Innovation Fellow, Nelly Ben Hayoun will create a space for thoughts, debate and provocation around the sociological and critical impact of new technologies. She will define her design work and practice as a designer of experiences and demonstrate how the human condition can prevail over technology, reminding the audience that innovation often comes from multidisciplinary conflicts.

She will explore the challenges she faces in her own practice, trying to defy and design in the gravity of the hyperreal, a world where fiction is as truthful as reality. In this passionate conversation, she will share the complexity of her large-scale projects (The International Space Orchestra, Disaster Playground and the University of the Underground) and introduce participants to her hammering and total bombardment philosophy.

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Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun

Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is a designer of extreme experiences that aims to bring the sublime to life. Dubbed the “Willy Wonka of Design,” Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is an award-winning French designer and filmmaker who creates multi-dimensional experiential projects at the intersection... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

Democratizing Music Production
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop focus on democratizing music production and empowering anyone to create and produce regardless of musical background and training levels.

** 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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Shanti Celeste

Placed firmly at the epicentre of Bristol’s buoyant House music scene, Shanti Celeste has already proved her salt as a multi-talented artist. From her work as a producer, DJ, vocalist, label owner and promoter, what’s strikingly clear from all of it is a connoisseur's taste i... Read More →


5:00pm

Richard Devine on Polyend instruments
Richard Devine dives into what makes Polyend Instruments, a growing company out of Poland, so special. He’ll perform on the SEQ, POLY, and PERC PRO and then explain how he used these tools to accomplish things never possible before now.


5:00pm

Breakfast for Dinner with TORRES
Limited Capacity full
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Come watch a musician make breakfast (for dinner!). This will literally be all about food and only Paleolithic era ingredients will be used. 

** 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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Torres

When Mackenzie Scott started writing the third TORRES record, Three Futures, she became intrigued by the idea that music could be enjoyed and experienced by all five senses. This concept wasn't a new fascination, though; after all, the Brooklyn-via-Nashville musician is already k... Read More →


5:00pm

Reactive Environments
Limited Capacity full
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The art and tech of building reactive sound environments. Seamlessly knit together human-, machine- and environmental-sound. It’s sound art as an integrated, active part of the soundscape, a hybrid sonic ecosystem.


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

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

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


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Eric Marty

Éric Marty is a composer, media artist and data visualization professional. | | | | As an artist, he works in interactive design and hybrid forms. Drawing on cognition and natural systems, he creates surreal responsive environments that explore the hybridization of soundsca... Read More →

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5:00pm

Startups of the Future and the Business of Creativity

A candid conversation between Nihal Mehta, Founding General Partner of Eniac Ventures, and Doug Speight, Executive Director of American Underground, exploring the business of creativity and how diversity in thought will drive the startups of the future.


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Nihal Mehta

At Eniac, Nihal is called the human rolodex thanks to the thousands of connections he has made with some of the world’s top companies and brands over the past 20 years while founding five different high tech startups. Most recently, Nihal was the founding CEO of LocalResponse... Read More →


5:00pm

"No More White Presidents" Screening
“No More White Presidents” is a multi layered abstract film that I, a white, recently out trans woman completed in January of 2017. For the film I developed what I am calling the “flash film” technique. Initially it was a structural device similar to the chance operations used by composers such as John Cage to get out of the practice of creating “slick” edits or “moves” predetermined by overarching institutionalized aesthetic norms. However, as I worked with it I began to discover that the technique, although certainly “experimental”, has more kinship with craft techniques I have practiced such as beading, knitting, weaving and braiding. Although on the surface it could simply be a long form music video for my Black Meteoric Star project it is in fact a complex of evocative and energetic themes gathered around the necessity for abolition and reparations. The themes that are “braided” or “beaded” together include a repetitive meditation on death, an assessment of global capitalism as so overburdened by the karma of the triple legacies of slavery, land theft/genocide and imperialism that it can no longer function, an invocation of several of the Orishas prominent in the Afro-Cuban "Reglas Lukumi" and an exploration of my emerging Trans-Feminine identity. The intention of the film is to open up a territory for exploration and interpretation around our current predicament, allowing the viewer to come to their own conclusions about the specific details and possible solutions, both individually and through discussions with others.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with :
  • D’atra Jackson (Ingnite NC, BYP100)
  • Corrine Kerrigan (Durham LGBTQ Center)
  • José Romero (Durham Beyond Policing)

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Gavin Rayna Russom

Gavin​ ​Rayna​ ​Russom​ ​is a New York-based multimedia artist, DJ and electronic music composer. Using the analog and digital synthesizer, she has produced a body of extremely influential art and music over the last 15 years, as both a solo artist and in collaboratio... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
21c Main Gallery 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

5:30pm

Extraordinary Bodies: The Future of Accessibility in Electronic Music Production
Limited Capacity full
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Learn to use the accessibility features of KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series Mk2 keyboards and software within a DAW environment. Tiffany Naiman of Stanford University and Native Instruments’ Tim Adnitt will discuss and demonstrate the ways in which new technologies are allowing for greater access to electronic music making for a multiplicity of extraordinary bodies.

** 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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Tiffany Naiman

Dr. Tiffany Naiman is currently a Thinking Matters Fellow at Stanford University.  She received her Ph.D. in Musicology from UCLA in 2017. She also holds master's degrees in African American Studies and Musicology, and a B.A. in American Literature and Culture, all from UCLA, a... Read More →
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Tim Adnitt

Timothy is product owner of KOMPLETE KONTROL Software at Native Instruments. He has over 18 years of experience in the music technology industry, having previously held positions at Sibelius Software and Avid. Timothy is an advocate for accessibility in music technology and is co... Read More →

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5:30pm

Behavioral Science and the Creative Process
Limited Capacity full
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The Center for Advanced Hindsight reveals behavioral science secrets that impact creativity, motivation, and testing your own assumptions. Look at the world through a behavioral lens and teach yourself to recognize and overcome influences you didn’t even know were there.


** 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. 


5:45pm

Music in Art documentary
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Director-producer team Charlie and Lucy share and discuss different approaches to music application and commission for film and creating the final soundscape mix. Looking at two art films with very different approaches to their soundtrack — “For No Good Reason,” where music was commissioned to edited picture, and forthcoming feature “Prophecy,” where the picture edit was made to existing music. This workshop will explore how music works with picture, when you get music involved in your film, where and how do you find music, what to expect in the final audio mix, and mixing music with sound and vocal tracks.


** 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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Charlie + Lucy Paul

Director-producer team and Itch Film cofounders Charlie and Lucy Paul have been creating work together for 20 years, having been awarded more than 30 international accolades for direction, including D&AD, Clio, BTAA, Rank cinema and BAFTA. Itch specialize in motion control, opera... Read More →

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6:00pm

Honey Dijon Meet & Greet
All are welcome to the LGBTQ Center of Durham for an informal meet and greet with world renowned DJ and producer Honey Dijon. As a prominent LGBTQ figure in the electronic dance world, Honey will be at the center to provide guidance and advice to fellow aspiring LGBTQ musicians and creators, and to explore how Durham can better support the queer artist community.

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Honey Dijon

"Miss Honey Dijon had carved a distinct niche for herself in the world of underground electronic music, coming to be associated with exquisitely curated cross-genre sets and total dance-floor chaos wherever she plays – from Berghain to Space or Smart Bar. As a producer, her rep... Read More →

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Friday May 18, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LGBTQ Center of Durham 114 Hunt St, Durham, NC 27701

6:00pm

Synth Library: Intro to Patching with Stud1nt
Limited Capacity full
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Take your first steps into the world of modular patching, starting with common vocabulary and signal flows for patching a eurorack modular synthesizer, demonstrated by Nikol from the Synth Library. Once we have a general idea about audio synthesizers, Izzy Barreiro (aka Stud1nt) will lead us in exploring the commonalities between patching an audio synthesizer and a video synthesizer.

We will cover a basic set of modules that can be found across all modular/synthesizer platforms — eurorack and beyond — and that are essential to creating all sorts of musical (or not!) situations.


** 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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Nikol Strobach

The Synth Library was created in Spring 2016 in partnership with 4MS Company. It is a unique resource in Portland, OR USA and Prague, Czech Republic for hands-on access to eurorack modular synthesizers, modular synthesizers, DJ gear, recording equipment, and other electronic musi... Read More →
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Stud1nt

Stud1nt is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ from Queens. Their original compositions and rapid-fire mixes sit in between the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and meticulous approaches to arrangement. They create across genres, nodding to the pulsating, hypnosis of experimental ele... Read More →

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6:00pm

Shaga! Dance + Movement Workshop
Limited Capacity full
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Two hours of guided movement and dance, using evocative language and imagery, set to a unique soundtrack. Find liberation in the body, and simply have fun. This workshop is for individuals who wish to open themselves to movement in new ways. Movers of all kinds and abilities are invited to participate. No prior 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. 


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ShaLeigh Comerford

ShaLeigh Comerford is an Irish & Native American dancer, choreographer and artistic director of ShaLeigh Dance Works in Durham, NC. She is a graduate of Hollins University with a Master’s degree in Visual and Performing Arts. She has been commissioned by Cambridge University, K... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Global Breath 119 West Main St #300, Durham, NC 27701

6:15pm

Cura Machines
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Cura Machines

Cura Machines is the new pseudonym of composer, producer and sound designer Daniel Lea, who previously released two albums under the name L A N D on Important Records: Night Within (2012) and ANOXIA (2016). He has collaborated over the years with artists such as Ben Frost, David... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

6:30pm

« Mobile Music Making with iOS »
Led by Moog Engineer Geert Bevin, this session will show different setups on iPad and iPhone using apps developed by Moog Music, for various scenarios. Including the use of DAWs, connecting to a computer, using standalone, pairing with a portable Bluetooth keyboard, using with an audio interface, and more. It will be a dive into the range of possibilities in iOS music making – from performing live to making a full production.

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Geert Bevin

Moog Music
Geert Bevin is a programmer, musician, instrument designer, author, speaker and open-source contributor. He is the principle software engineer and co-designer of the LinnStrument, heads up software and iOS at Moog Music, created the SendMIDI and ReceiveMIDI tools, created Geco MI... Read More →

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6:30pm

Emptyset
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Emptyset

Emptyset is the electronic duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas. The pair share a history in Bristol’s underground music scene as well as an impressive list of production credits. Ginzburg, now Berlin based, runs a network of record labels, most notably Subtext and Arc Light E... Read More →


6:30pm

Tess Roby
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Tess Roby

Tess Roby is an artist born in Toronto, and currently working in Montreal. Accompanied by her brother, Eliot Roby, on guitar, her music rides the melancholic line between classic ‘80s New Wave and lyric-driven pop. The listener simultaneously feels the intimacy of Roby’s bedr... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

7:20pm

Katie Gately
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Katie Gately

A Brooklyn native, Katie Gately is a music producer and sound designer currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she received an MFA in Film Production. While a student, she pursued specialized minor studies in sound desi... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 7:20pm - 8:20pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

7:30pm

Tripods One
“Tripods One” is a futuristic robotic sound performance by Moritz Simon Geist In this robotic-techno performance, he sketches a possible future of human-machine interaction with robots and electronic music. The kinetic sculpture is played live as a musical instrument in an A/V performance. Small mechanics and physical tone generators inside the sculpture produce the noises used in the musical context. The sculpture envisions a futuristic sound device which plays contemporary electronic music through musical robots. In the performance, the artist is still present on stage controlling and interacting with the machine.

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Sonic Robots

Moritz Simon Geist aka Sonic Robots is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. He started this project because he wants to invent the future of electronic music — with robots! Geist’s projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations. His... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
21c Main Gallery 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

7:30pm

Magnetic Soundbath
Calm the body and mind enveloped in this new sound meditation system. Together, we immerse ourselves in sound waves as mantra-like resonance guides us towards deeper states of rest.

** 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 14 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

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

** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

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Magnetic Sound

MJ Caselden is a sound artist and creative technologist based in New York City. He leads group listening rituals and workshops on innovative technology, and is exploring integration of meditative sound into healing arts and lifestyle. | | MJ's sound art has been shown around the... Read More →


7:45pm

Armen Ra
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Armen Ra

The mesmerizing style of Persian-Armenian theremin virtuoso Armen Ra, considered one of the finest thereminists in the world today, has garnered the admiration of fans on multiple continents. | | | | Intrigued by this strange and one-of-a-kind instrument, Armen Ra began to s... Read More →


8:00pm

Little Boots
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Little Boots

Little Boots returns with a new EP, Burn, her most exciting release to date. A collaborative project of an entirely female talent, her sound shifts ever closer to the dance floor, claiming a darker, more atmospheric territory inspired by her recent DJ sets, while retaining Victor... Read More →


8:00pm

Suicideyear
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Suicideyear

As Suicideyear, James Prudhomme produces widescreen emotional landscapes of abstraction, underscored by sonorous concave bass and starry hi-hat showers. Aside from his solo releases, he has been credited with productions for the likes of Yung Lean, Chynna, Denzel Curry, Xavier Wo... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

8:00pm

The Floor at The Fruit: Dancegruv Radio Showcase
The Floor creates spontaneously organized gatherings of people that highlight the transformative power of electronic-based music, elude formal structures of control, spark uninhibited creativity, and amplify the talents of local DJs.

Returning to fabled warehouse venue, The Durham Fruit and Produce Company, The Floor brings together some of the Triangles best house and techno DJs with showcases by regular party collaborators Subtek Music, Dancegruv Radio, and Sub-Culture.


Friday May 18, 2018 8:00pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 12:00am
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701

8:30pm

Waajeed
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Waajeed

Inventive and genre-defying are only a few adjectives that describe producer and DJ Waajeed. After all, Jeedo — born Robert O'Bryant IV in Detroit in 1975 — grew up in Detroit's Conant Gardens, the birthplace of soul driven hip-hop underground music. | | | | His earliest... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

8:40pm

Caterina Barbieri
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Caterina Barbieri

Repetition and pattern permutation lie at the core of Caterina Barbieri’s current sonic research. She has composed music for old and new synthesizers as well as for string instruments.Her focus on minimalism in composition arises from a meditation on primary waveforms and explo... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 8:40pm - 9:40pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

9:00pm

Yoga After Dark
Limited Capacity full
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Yoga After Dark was concepted and launched in 2009 as an event to merge yoga, music and community in order to build strong connections across cultures, welcoming both non-yogis and practicing yogis.

YAD is a two-hour immersive multimedia cinematic and sound odyssey where participants rediscover clarity through motion, mindfulness and meditation. Yoga After Dark offers a sensory elixir — presented in quadraphonic sound — of a live musical performance, a curated DJ soundscape set and stunning cinematic images. Participants are taken on an exploration of the elements of spatial sound though an inner journey imagined to inspire relaxation, restoration and replenishment — with the goal being to return the mind to its original state of clarity and inspire creativity and solutions to challenges. During this enriching experience, we delve into strategies to rebalance our energy and unseal the abilities of sound, motion and the senses to promote harmony, the renewal of consciousness and being present.

Through a series of gentle, calming movements and breathing techniques, participants will prepare themselves for stillness and a beautiful guided meditation journey.
Participants will dissolve into complete relaxation, enjoying vivid, visual cinematic projections of the four seasons — while being bathed in music offered in quadraphonic sound and a cultivated mix of soundscapes and atmospherics all curated especially for Yoga After Dark. It is an exotic mélange of world rhythms, downtempo and ambient flavors performed by Joseph Murray (Toao) and Michael Mitchell (Iguassu). Motion, stillness and guided meditation led by Valencia Wood.

End this evening with a tea sip of a special selection of herbal teas and light organic refreshments. Capture the energy of this magical moment to build bridges to unite communities, cultivate new friendships, and set the stage for groundbreaking ideas and creations to be born. Moving Forward.



** 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. 



Friday May 18, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
21c Gallery 4 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

9:05pm

Annie Hart
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Annie Hart

Annie Hart is best known as one-third of Au Revoir Simone, the beloved all-female synth trio that counts David Lynch as a superfan (and also recently appeared on Twin Peaks). But with the eight tracks on her solo debut, Impossible Accomplice, Annie emerged as an electrifying arti... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 9:05pm - 10:05pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

9:30pm

Kyoka
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Kyoka

Experimental electronic musician Kyoka began taking piano lessons as a preschooler and continued until she began experimenting with tape recorders as a teenager, itching to improvise and make music of her own. After she left her home to study economics in Tokyo, she purchased a R... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

9:30pm

Jon Hopkins (live)
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Jon Hopkins

Singularity begins and ends on the same note: a universe beginning, expanding, and contracting towards the same infinitesimal point. Where Immunity charted the dark alternative reality of an epic night out, Singularity explores the dissonance between dystopian urbanity and the gr... Read More →


10:00pm

Yves Tumor
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Yves Tumor

Yves Tumor is the inspired, enigmatic and conflicted persona of Tennessee-raised producer/performer Sean Bowie, a conduit for a distinctly bold personal aesthetic that has wrought the entrancing Serpent Music LP (out now on PAN), and a burgeoning reputation for bruising, invigora... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

Gavin Rayna Russom
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Gavin Rayna Russom

Gavin​ ​Rayna​ ​Russom​ ​is a New York-based multimedia artist, DJ and electronic music composer. Using the analog and digital synthesizer, she has produced a body of extremely influential art and music over the last 15 years, as both a solo artist and in collaboratio... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

10:25pm

Lawrence Rothman
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Lawrence Rothman

"The Book of Law is the debut album by Lawrence Rothman, an arresting and utterly idiosyncratic statement from the Los Angeles-based musician and visual artist. Created over the past two years with producer Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira, Angel Olsen) and a diverse cast... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 10:25pm - 11:30pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00pm

Torres
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Torres

When Mackenzie Scott started writing the third TORRES record, Three Futures, she became intrigued by the idea that music could be enjoyed and experienced by all five senses. This concept wasn't a new fascination, though; after all, the Brooklyn-via-Nashville musician is already k... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 12:15am
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

11:15pm

Mouse on Mars (techno set)
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Mouse on Mars

Mouse on Mars’ return with Dimensional People, their most inventive album to date. After a series of notorious dance floor releases, Dimensional People finds the duo working deep within their own vernacular of digital and acoustic experimentation, and charismatically making ele... Read More →
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Spank Rock

Spank Rock never wanted to be a rapper. All of his heroes are badass guitar-fondling queers who sing songs about incest, aliens, faith and love, but rap was his fate. Naeem Juwan came of age in West Baltimore during the Enlightenment of hip hop, and his bizarre hometown deranged... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:15pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 12:30am
Carolina Theatre Fletcher Hall 306 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Shabazz Palaces
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Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces are percussionist Tendai Maraire and Ishmael Butler, formerly of Cherrywine and Digable Planets respectively. Working now under the moniker Palaceer Lazaro, Butler provides the group’s vision and vocals, while Tendai employs ancient instruments from his homeland... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:30pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 12:30am
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Little Boots DJ Set
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Little Boots

Little Boots returns with a new EP, Burn, her most exciting release to date. A collaborative project of an entirely female talent, her sound shifts ever closer to the dance floor, claiming a darker, more atmospheric territory inspired by her recent DJ sets, while retaining Victor... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:30pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00am
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Shanti Celeste
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Shanti Celeste

Placed firmly at the epicentre of Bristol’s buoyant House music scene, Shanti Celeste has already proved her salt as a multi-talented artist. From her work as a producer, DJ, vocalist, label owner and promoter, what’s strikingly clear from all of it is a connoisseur's taste i... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 11:30pm - Saturday May 19, 2018 1:30am
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00am

Raund Haus Stage: Gemynii
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.

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Saturday May 19, 2018 12:00am - 1:30am
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

1:00am

Honey Dijon
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Honey Dijon

"Miss Honey Dijon had carved a distinct niche for herself in the world of underground electronic music, coming to be associated with exquisitely curated cross-genre sets and total dance-floor chaos wherever she plays – from Berghain to Space or Smart Bar. As a producer, her rep... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00am - 2:30am
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701
 
Saturday, May 19
 

9:00am

Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection
American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters created for SYNTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog or were created by artists inspired by Moog from 2010–2018.


Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. Over the last 60 years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. This exchange between engineer and musician is celebrated with a unique festival format where the creative process is understood as a collaboration among many people, across time and space, in commerce and culture.

10:00am

Interfaces: AfroFuturism, Performance, Technology

Presented by Hayti Heritage Center and SLIPPAGE:Performance|Culture|Technology, with support from the Duke Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke Dance program

Join cutting-edge artists working through questions of performance and technology and varied relationships to AfroFuturism in their practices and creative production. Lightning artist talks and conversation wind through examples of tending to AfroFuturist possibilities in artmaking and performance.

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Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz is Chair of African and African American Studies and Professor of Dance, and Theater Studies at Duke University. He is past-president of the Society of Dance History Scholars, an international organization that advances the field of dance studies through resear... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
21c Gallery 4 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group B2)(Engineer Passholders ONLY)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer, the Moog Sub-Harmonicon. This hands-on workshop is conducted in a pair of four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

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

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Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Power Plant Gallery 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Modular Marketplace
Modular Marketplace is a bazaar featuring the top designers of boutique music tech tools and their latest creations. A global community of manufacturers, designers, and tech enthusiasts gather here in a creative and thoughtful environment made for the modern electronic musician and instrument design enthusiast.


Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Moog Pop-up Factory
Moog Music temporarily moves its production to the Moog Pop Up Factory at Moogfest where the company live-builds a new, limited edition synthesizer. Beyond manufacturing, the space is an immersive music tech playground where the minds at Moog create one-of-a-kind interactive experiences all technology fans.


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Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Reverb LP Record Fair
Explore vinyl selections from Reverb LP, a community of brick-and-mortar shops and individual sellers with a vast collection you don’t want to miss. The Record Fair is free and open to the public from10am-6pm each day of the festival and discounts on select records will be available on site

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Reverb

Reverb.com launched in 2013 with a focused mission: become the world’s biggest marketplace to easily buy and sell music gear. We believe musicians should be constantly inspired, not only through the gear they find on the site, but by the community that makes up the site. Now, w... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
American Tobacco Campus Bay 7 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

10:00am

Infinity: Algorithmic Soundscapes from Magnetic Energy
Join us in this lay-down space for a series of immersive soundscapes facilitated by a new technology. Calm the body and mind enveloped in this new sound meditation system. Together, we immerse ourselves in sound waves as mantra-like resonance guides us towards deeper states of rest.

Sound-generating sculptures channel magnetic energy into metal strings, creating tranquil, mantra-like vibrations.

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Magnetic Sound

MJ Caselden is a sound artist and creative technologist based in New York City. He leads group listening rituals and workshops on innovative technology, and is exploring integration of meditative sound into healing arts and lifestyle. | | MJ's sound art has been shown around the... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
Carolina Theatre Donor Lounge 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00am

Soft Manipulator
Simon Moritz Geist’s new work, Soft Manipulator, is a playful interactive installation that continues to explore the black box of electronic sound production by laying out an array of everyday objects and mini-robots which acoustically interact with these objects. Seven robotic devices are controlled by the audience, manipulating the sound of the objects present. The six robots beat the objects, creating a constantly changing polyrhythmic web of sound and rhythm.

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Sonic Robots

Moritz Simon Geist aka Sonic Robots is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. He started this project because he wants to invent the future of electronic music — with robots! Geist’s projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations. His... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
Carolina Theatre Foyer 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27703

10:00am

Vorticity
“Vorticity (2018)” is an interactive multichannel sound art installation in collaboration with Delta Sound Labs and Nokia Bell Labs. The piece is composed of two sonified data sets generated by a Schlieren model, namely pixel data and vorticity of a bubble moving through water.

The motivation for the work is to make visible the invisible.

By understanding invisible signals between people and in nature we can augment our senses and create new modes of empathic communication to break down the barriers that exist between race, religion, culture and politics.



Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
American Underground Foyer 201 West Main St, Durham,NC 27701

10:30am

Extraordinary Bodies: The Future of Accessibility in Electronic Music Production
Learn to use the accessibility features of KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series Mk2 keyboards and software within a DAW environment. Tiffany Naiman of Stanford University and Native Instruments’ Tim Adnitt will discuss and demonstrate the ways in which new technologies are allowing for greater access to electronic music making for a multiplicity of extraordinary bodies.


** 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 14 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

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

** Entrance is not guaranteed. 


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Tiffany Naiman

Dr. Tiffany Naiman is currently a Thinking Matters Fellow at Stanford University.  She received her Ph.D. in Musicology from UCLA in 2017. She also holds master's degrees in African American Studies and Musicology, and a B.A. in American Literature and Culture, all from UCLA, a... Read More →
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Tim Adnitt

Timothy is product owner of KOMPLETE KONTROL Software at Native Instruments. He has over 18 years of experience in the music technology industry, having previously held positions at Sibelius Software and Avid. Timothy is an advocate for accessibility in music technology and is co... Read More →

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10:30am

The Evolution of Fruity Loops
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Workshop led by Suicideyear. More information soon.

** 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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Suicideyear

As Suicideyear, James Prudhomme produces widescreen emotional landscapes of abstraction, underscored by sonorous concave bass and starry hi-hat showers. Aside from his solo releases, he has been credited with productions for the likes of Yung Lean, Chynna, Denzel Curry, Xavier Wo... Read More →


11:00am

Coding New Instruments with Critter & Guitari
Experience Critter & Guitari’s new rainbow light-up synthesizer, the latest in a series of instruments that combine music and programming, allowing artists to create unique musical experiences in real time, and learn the ins and outs of creating custom patches for this device.

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Critter & Guitari

Critter & Guitari® designs and manufactures musical instruments and video synthesizers. | | After meeting in school, Critter & Guitari’s founders, Owen Osborn and Chris Kucinski, began playing music together. It wasn’t long before they started building musical instruments... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

Challenges of Running an Independent Music Label
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Workshop led by Waajed. More information soon. 

** 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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Waajeed

Inventive and genre-defying are only a few adjectives that describe producer and DJ Waajeed. After all, Jeedo — born Robert O'Bryant IV in Detroit in 1975 — grew up in Detroit's Conant Gardens, the birthplace of soul driven hip-hop underground music. | | | | His earliest... Read More →


11:00am

Listening
Limited Capacity full
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Listening to silence develops deep internal listening abilities which helps one to compose. This workshop will discuss basic techniques to develop the inner ear and listening.


** 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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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

"Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impa... Read More →


11:00am

Electronic Music and Feminism in the Wake of #MeToo
How is electronic music responding to #MeToo — and where do we go from here? This panel brings together artists and industry leaders for a crucial discussion of sexual misconduct in nightlife. We will tackle the specific, unique challenges our community is facing, and debate the viability of solutions like community mediation. We will also examine how the #MeToo reckoning intersects with other recent social movements in dance music, such as the rise of feminist DJ collectives.

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Gavin Rayna Russom

Gavin​ ​Rayna​ ​Russom​ ​is a New York-based multimedia artist, DJ and electronic music composer. Using the analog and digital synthesizer, she has produced a body of extremely influential art and music over the last 15 years, as both a solo artist and in collaboratio... Read More →
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Laura Friederich

Forensic Chemist. DJ Queen Plz. Speaker Builder. #PartyIllegal Organizer.


Saturday May 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00am

AI and Creative Thinking
Limited Capacity full
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What does it look like to combine Artificial Intelligence and creativity? Join designers at IBM Watson in a fun, interactive workshop to learn about how Watson is being used to inspire art and music. We’ll collaborate and use design thinking to conceptualize an A.I. project. No 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. 


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Maya C Weinstein

Maya has worked at IBM Watson for five years as a user experience designer and researcher in cognitive products, as well as a facilitator, an educator, and a program leader. Prior to IBM, she received her Master’s in Design and Technology at The New School. Maya combines design... Read More →

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11:00am

From Digital Bits to Analog Waves: Breadboarding an 8-bit Synth
Using only digital logic and handful of wires and resistors, we will breadboard a circuit that creates complex analog sounds. Theoretically speaking, we will wire an R2R (resistor to resistor) ladder to smooth the output of a Walsh function generator, experimenting with the auditory effects that result from altering those connections.

Practically speaking, we are going to breadboard a circuit and poke it with wires to hear what happens. This is a make-and-take workshop. No computer, no soldering, no electronics experience required. Please bring your own earbuds to listen to the output. All other materials will be provided and you can keep what you make.


** 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 15 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

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

** Entrance is not guaranteed. 



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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 at UNC (Spring 2016), "Quantification: The Art of Making Data" workshop series at NC State (Fall 2016), and "Microcontrollers for the Rest of Us" at the University of Rochester (Fall 2017).   At Knobcon 2016, he presented “Experimental Music: Composing with an Arduino Midi Controller,” demonstrating unusual musical applications for a standard Arduino Uno. At Moogfest 2017, he led the... Read More →


11:00am

NCSU Libraries: Music & Making Technology Demos
Come experience the cutting edge with hands-on stations featuring virtual reality demos, robots, 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 ages 8 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

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Saturday May 19, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Momentum 334 Blackwell St, B001, Durham, NC 27701

11:30am

Conceptual Bodies of Work: Research Driven VS. Intuitively Based
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Workshop led by Cura Machines. More information soon.

** 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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Cura Machines

Cura Machines is the new pseudonym of composer, producer and sound designer Daniel Lea, who previously released two albums under the name L A N D on Important Records: Night Within (2012) and ANOXIA (2016). He has collaborated over the years with artists such as Ben Frost, David... Read More →


12:00pm

Durational Sound Installation: Deradoorian + Stephen O'Malley
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Deradoorian

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and sonic visionary Angel Deradoorian has never shied away from testing aural and conceptual boundaries in her work. On her last album, The Expanding Flower Planet, Deradoorian led listeners through a kaleidoscopic journey that explored new rhythmi... Read More →
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Stephen O'Malley

Stephen O’Malley is a founding member of several groups including Thorr's Hammer (1993), Burning Witch (1995), Sunn O))) (1998), Khanate (2000), KTL (2005), Nazoranai (2011), ÄÄNIPÄÄ (2011) and others. He is a frequent collaborator of many outsider musicians, artists and co... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
21c Main Gallery 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

12:00pm

Modular on the Spot
With special guests: Eric Rodent Cheslak, Lightbath, Pete Speer, Jake Pugh, Lee Coleman, Jerry Kaba, Sarah Belle Reid
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Pete Rock

Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. All the hitmakers who flex competitive muscle in rap’s arena all acknowledge that when it comes to Pete, there is no competition. Pete is equally lauded b... Read More →


12:00pm

12:00pm

Moogfest & WRAL Present: Legends on the Lawn
In Partnership with The City of Durham and Durham County.

Featuring:
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Pete Rock
Ayo Vip
Moses Sumney (live)
Gudiya
Modular on the Spot (live)
Special Guest MC Lord Fess

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Pete Rock

Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. All the hitmakers who flex competitive muscle in rap’s arena all acknowledge that when it comes to Pete, there is no competition. Pete is equally lauded b... Read More →


12:30pm

Instrument Designer: Joel Davel - Don Buchla’s Instruments
Longtime Buchla Associate Joel Davel talks about Don Buchla’s design approach and the motivations behind them. Starting in the 1960’s, Don collaborated with composers, creating instruments capable of exploring a new electronic sonic palette, and then expanded the ideas into controllers that Don hoped would create new means of expression in live performance. We look at the history and development of the instruments plus demonstrate and talk some specifics about the novel technology used with the controllers.

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Buchla

Don Buchla was an inventor of the voltage-controlled transistorized modular electronic music instrument. The company Don started in 1963 to achieve that aim continued for decades as Don generated a steady stream of revolutionary electronic instruments and controllers. Don’s com... Read More →
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Joel Davel

Joel Davel worked with Don Buchla for over 20 years in many roles--his primary task being the PCB designer for all of Buchla’s post-1995 designs including the Marimba Lumina, Lightning III, Moog Piano Bar, and all of the 200e series. Davel also performed alongside Don Buchla... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

12:30pm

Ambient Flow Yoga + Live Electronic Soundscapes
Limited Capacity full
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Join Bart Westdorp for an all-levels slow movement yoga class focused on bringing the attention inward, accompanied by the ambient soundscapes created live by local artist and musician Rob Chamberlain. No yoga 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. 


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Bart Westdorp

Bart believes the practice of yoga is the practice of creating resonance for yourself that attracts the resonance of everything else that manifests in your life. His approach to yoga is both serious and playful, and his teachings are accessible to all levels and backgrounds. He r... Read More →
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Robert Chamberlain

Robert Chamberlain offers high vibrating ambient synthesis, grounded by acoustic low end percussion in a rare solo performance, supporting the meditative environment of Global Breath Studio. Since arriving to Durham from NYC, Chamberlain has expanded on his unique drumming style... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Global Breath 119 West Main St #300, Durham, NC 27701

12:30pm

Music x Photography: The Visual Side
Limited Capacity full
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Explore the relationship between music and photography through the multidisciplinary practice of Tess Roby in an open discussion on the importance of the visual aspects (album art, music videos) of music 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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Tess Roby

Tess Roby is an artist born in Toronto, and currently working in Montreal. Accompanied by her brother, Eliot Roby, on guitar, her music rides the melancholic line between classic ‘80s New Wave and lyric-driven pop. The listener simultaneously feels the intimacy of Roby’s bedr... Read More →


12:30pm

In Conversation: Mouse on Mars
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Mouse on Mars

Mouse on Mars’ return with Dimensional People, their most inventive album to date. After a series of notorious dance floor releases, Dimensional People finds the duo working deep within their own vernacular of digital and acoustic experimentation, and charismatically making ele... Read More →
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Sonic Robots

Moritz Simon Geist aka Sonic Robots is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. He started this project because he wants to invent the future of electronic music — with robots! Geist’s projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations. His... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

1:00pm

Circuit-Bending Challenge Panelists
Limited Capacity full
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Each year during Moogfest, we celebrate the electronic art of circuit bending with the annual Moog Music Circuit Bending Challenge. Contestants from around the globe submitted videos with devices they took to the outer limits of creative alteration, creating altogether new inventions from various consumer electronics.


The finalists will be in attendance at Moogfest with their inventions in tow and will be competing for the chance to win. Prizes are 1) Subsequent 37 2) Mother-32 and DFAM 3) Minitaur. Join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 to witness the exciting results.

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1:00pm

AI for All: Making Music with Machine Learning
Limited Capacity full
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Machine-learning research involves a lot of math and a lot of code, but using it doesn’t have to. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll work with Latent Loops, a tool built with technology from the Magenta project of Google Brain. We’ll introduce the concept of a musical palette, demonstrate techniques for creating and composing with them, and show how they can help musicians of any level generate new melodic material.


This workshop is designed to show how tools built using ML can empower creativity in new ways. Musicians and students looking to get started making music are welcome to attend. Bring a laptop and headphones if you have them. If you use a DAW, make sure it’s installed.

** 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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Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley with a designated emphasis in Computational and Genomic Biology. He has since focused on combining music and technology at Google, where he helped to organize the world's music knowledge for Google Play, and is no... Read More →
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Catherine McCurry

Catherine McCurry is an artist and creative technologist based in Brooklyn, New York. Through her work, she explores scientific concepts and uses technology to create new paradigms for interactive and participatory storytelling. Her work spans multiple media including performance... Read More →
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Google Magenta

Magenta is a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music. Primarily this involves developing new deep learning and reinforcement learning algorithms for generating songs, images, drawings, and other materials. But it's also an... Read More →
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Google Pie Shop

Google's Pie Shop is an experience design studio that translates the complex concepts behind emerging technologies into tangible exhibits. They seek out interesting projects in progress within Google and make them accessible to a broad audience by crafting interfaces, installatio... Read More →

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Google AI

Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, and AI is enabling us to do that in incredible new ways - solving problems for our users, our customers, and the world. | | AI makes it easier for you to do things every day, whet... Read More →


1:00pm

Synth Library: Intro to Patching with Emily Sprague
Limited Capacity full
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Take your first steps into the world of modular patching, starting with a brief lesson on the history of modular synthesizers and their context in today’s music production, live music and art scenes. Afterwards, get acquainted with some common vocabulary and signal types within the modular environment and the ways they’re usually routed. We will talk about some analogies and Emily Sprague will discuss her relationship with modular synths with a demo on her personal synthesizer.


We will cover a basic set of modules that can be found across all modular/synthesizer platforms — eurorack and beyond — and that are essential to creating all sorts of musical (or not!) situations.


** 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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Emily Sprague

Emily is a synthesist, songwriter, and recording artist from the Catskill | Mountains. After years of working on and touring with her folk band, Florist, | she began exploring the world of modular synthesizers as a way to expand | her musical horizons beyond the structure and... Read More →
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Nikol Strobach

The Synth Library was created in Spring 2016 in partnership with 4MS Company. It is a unique resource in Portland, OR USA and Prague, Czech Republic for hands-on access to eurorack modular synthesizers, modular synthesizers, DJ gear, recording equipment, and other electronic musi... Read More →

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1:00pm

Vocal Processing
Limited Capacity full
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Come explore experimental vocal processing techniques inside the computer and externally with a variety of guitar pedals. This workshop will delve into the different kinds of sounds one can derive from a simple recording of the human voice.


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

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

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


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Katie Gately

A Brooklyn native, Katie Gately is a music producer and sound designer currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she received an MFA in Film Production. While a student, she pursued specialized minor studies in sound desi... Read More →


1:00pm

Masterclass: Producers & Songwriters
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Alexandre Bazin

Alexandre Bazin is a composer and a current member of GRM, based in Paris, France. He holds the master’s degree in electronic music and composition from Conservatory in Bordeaux, France. His work considers the sonic experience, drawing on a rich mix of acoustic instrumentation... Read More →
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Valgeir Sigurdsson

Icelandic composer, producer, and founder of the Bedroom Community label, Valgeir Sigurðsson may not be a household name, but his body of work is. Valgeir is an inspired, industrious maker of a spectacular northern music, of an uncanny soul music, a fiendish, visceral folk music... Read More →


1:00pm

"The Hum" Screening
Not everyone can “hear” the Hum, but the vibroacoustic effects of infrasound causes its victims to describe it as something that is felt more than heard. Wherever the Hum appears, etymology melds with geolocation: the Taos Hum, the Bristol Hum, the Auckland Hum.

In early 2011, Windsor, Ontario — a stone’s throw across the river from Detroit — developed its very own Hum. The cause of the Hum has alternately been blamed on local underground salt mining and the VLF bass waves emanating from the industrial smelting factories on Zug Island. The presence of salt and steel have left their impression on this work.


“The Hum” reconstructs a visual and sonic impression of the spatial, psychic-industrial, and physiological effects of this mysterious event upon people, animals, and local landscapes. The soundtrack samples interviews with the Hum-afflicted, field recordings of the phenomena, and has “sonified” local dirt and rock salt with the use of an analog synthesizer — in sonic solidarity with the environment.

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Kristen Gallerneaux

Kristen Gallerneaux is an artist, curator, and sonic researcher holding a Ph.D. in Art Practice & Media History from UC San Diego, an MA in Folklore, and an MFA in Art. She is also the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michig... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

1:30pm

Analog Tape in the Digital Realm
Limited Capacity full
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Learn about integrating analog tape machines into the digital realm. Lawrence Rothman will discuss 16- and 8-track, 1/2 inch, and 4-track tape tricks and techniques for integrating this vintage sound in the modern era on any budget.


** 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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Lawrence Rothman

"The Book of Law is the debut album by Lawrence Rothman, an arresting and utterly idiosyncratic statement from the Los Angeles-based musician and visual artist. Created over the past two years with producer Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira, Angel Olsen) and a diverse cast... Read More →


1:30pm

From Digital Bits to Analog Waves: Breadboarding an 8-bit Synth
Limited Capacity full
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Using only digital logic and handful of wires and resistors, we will breadboard a circuit that creates complex analog sounds. Theoretically speaking, we will wire an R2R (resistor to resistor) ladder to smooth the output of a Walsh function generator, experimenting with the auditory effects that result from altering those connections.

Practically speaking, we are going to breadboard a circuit and poke it with wires to hear what happens. This is a make-and-take workshop. No computer, no soldering, no electronics experience required. Please bring your own earbuds to listen to the output. All other materials will be provided and you can keep what you make.

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

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

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


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Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman has led workshops in electronics and creative coding 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 at UNC (Spring 2016), "Quantification: The Art of Making Data" workshop series at NC State (Fall 2016), and "Microcontrollers for the Rest of Us" at the University of Rochester (Fall 2017).   At Knobcon 2016, he presented “Experimental Music: Composing with an Arduino Midi Controller,” demonstrating unusual musical applications for a standard Arduino Uno. At Moogfest 2017, he led the... Read More →


1:30pm

Make Noise 0-Coast
Limited Capacity full
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Come experiment with synthesis using the Make Noise 0-Coast! Each participant in this hands-on workshop will have access to an 0-Coast Synthesizer to learn on and play. Topics discussed include the history of no-coast synthesis, the architecture of the 0-Coast, and making and experimenting with drone, sustaining contour patch, and percussive patches.


Participants must bring their own headphones.


** 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. 



2:00pm

2:00pm

A3: Connected
Meyer Sound Labs and Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology present A3: Connected, a presentation workshop discussing the sound system designed specifically for the artists performing in the Armory. Hear examples of spatial sound techniques available and learn what to listen for during the festival. See the hardware and software that drives the show. This is Moogfest attendees’ opportunity to talk tech with experts from Meyer Sound and Virginia Tech to find out how artists are incorporating spatial sound in their music.


Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

2:00pm

2:00pm

Exploring Sound, Form and Song Through the Physicality of Drumming
Digital/electronic sound synthesis and manipulation in the studio has brought nearly unlimited sonic freedom to the compositional process. With Sensory Percussion — a groundbreaking tool for extending the art of drumming into an intuitive digital control interface — a new frontier of electronic composition through performance has opened up.


Join Sensory Percussion co-founder and creator Tlacael Esparza in exploring the ways in which the synergies of drumming, intelligent software and powerful electronic sampling, synthesis and effects tools can forge a new approach to music as studio art, performance and the spaces in between.

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Sunhouse

Sunhouse's core technology uses custom sensors to capture the vibrations of the entire drum, transmogrifying the sound data into a responsive, endlessly customizable array of samples, effects, and brain-melting audio mirages.  
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Tlacael Esparza

Tlacael is a co-founder of the music tech start-up Sunhouse and inventor of Sensory Percussion, a radically new system for expressive electronic percussion being used on stages and in studios around the world. Tlacael is a Los Angeles native, based in New York City, and a profess... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

2:00pm

NCSU Libraries: Visualizing Sound with Code
Limited Capacity full
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Get a new view on sound. Create real-time, 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.


** 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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Saturday May 19, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Momentum 334 Blackwell St, B001, Durham, NC 27701

2:30pm

Black Granular Narratives: The Level of Detail Necessary for Black Survival In America
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Members of the legendary Chicago avant-noise outfit ONO consider Black survival, persona/personification, invisibility, the vanishing humanity of Blackness, colorism, hairism, and erasure. We acknowledge the inadequacy of Eurocentric music definitions, and the sonic work of our forbearers. We are noise. We are Black Noise.


** 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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ONO

Statement of Purpose: Experimental performance, NOISE, and industrial poetry performance band; exploring gospel’s darkest conflicts, tragedies and premises. | | | | Chicago’s original Industrial/Avant/Gospel/Noise Band formed in January 1980 and have been with us ever si... Read More →


2:30pm

Keynote: Chelsea Manning
Noted writer, Call Your Girlfriend podcast host, and Forbes “30 Under 30” recipient Aminatou Sow joins Chelsea Manning on Saturday for the privacy activist’s keynote on the future of creativity. Manning and Sow will be in conversation discussing how creative frontiers will evolve as privacy laws change in an expanding digital landscape in what will be an enlightening, eye-opening keynote.

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Aminatou Sow

Aminatou Sow is founder of Tech LadyMafia, a group that increases opportunities for women in Tech and the co-host of Call Your Girlfriend, a podcast that tackles the intricacies of feminism, pop culture and the latest in politics every single week. A digital strategist and writer... Read More →
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Chelsea Manning

Chelsea E. Manning is a Washington D.C-based technologist and network security expert whose actions have shown the power of individuals to change the world through bravery, conscience, and determination. She speaks on the social, technological, and economic ramifications of Artif... Read More →


2:30pm

Moog Mandala: Music. Motion. Meditation.
The Mandala Principle means that everything is connected and works together. Come and create Moog Mandalas by using paper waveforms (triangle, square, sine, and sawtooth), arranging the art-piece on cardstock and using mechanical and colored pencils to add other symbols. At the same time, we’ll demonstrate the waveform on the keyboard so that participants can connect visual with the audio. Participate in various stretches and partner poses and explore through music, yoga, and art how the natural blend of creativity and an ancient spiritual practice facilitate teamwork, laying the foundation for the pursuit of common goals and the breakthrough of obstacles. Finish this unique experience with a clear headspace meditation.


** 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 12 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. 


Saturday May 19, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
21c Gallery 4 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

2:30pm

Ralph Steadman Introduces "For No Good Reason" Screening
Ralph Steadman joins us via the internet for a conversation alongside directors Charlie + Lucy Paul, before a screening of "For No Good Reason".

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Charlie + Lucy Paul

Director-producer team and Itch Film cofounders Charlie and Lucy Paul have been creating work together for 20 years, having been awarded more than 30 international accolades for direction, including D&AD, Clio, BTAA, Rank cinema and BAFTA. Itch specialize in motion control, opera... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

2:45pm

3:00pm

Spatial Sound: Suzanne Ciani
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Layne

Layne composes field recordings, abstract auditory textures, and rhythmic concrète churns into a hypnotic aural terrain reminiscent of the inceptive work from her seminal female forebears in experimental electronics. Recently released on Karl O'Connor's legendary Downwards Recor... Read More →
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Suzanne Ciani

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

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Saturday May 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

"...these borders that hold me down..."

SLIPPAGE presents an exploration of redlining, gerrymandering, and asocial cartographies that produce and reinforce inequality.  Deploying custom-designed live-feed sonification interfaces, wearable technologies, and AfroFuturist performance practices, this hour-long afrotechnopunk extravaganza brings DUKE faculty, graduate students, community activists, and SLIPPAGE artists together for a special MOOGFEST presentation.

** This session is free and open to the public.
** There will be buses providing free transportation to/from the von der Hayden Theater on Duke University Campus. Buses will depart from West Parrish St slip road next to 21c Museum Hotel at 2:30pm and 2:45pm, returning at 4pm and 4:15pm.


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James Clotfelter

James is committed to the creation of collaborative and sociallyconscious work for live performance, the built environment andpublic space. Working broadly as a designer with aspecialization in light, James looks for loopholes in technology tostimulate storytelling and wake peopl... Read More →
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Rebecca Uliasz

Rebecca Uliasz conducts research in the intersections of liveelectronic performance, audio and visual processing, machinelearning, and phenomenology. Her work engages withcontemporary technologies in order to create aesthetic systemsthat seek to question the relationship between... Read More →
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Summer Dunsmore

Summer Dunsmore is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist from San Diego, California. After receiving her Bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley, she pursued opportunities as a video documentarian, work that led her to travel extensively throughout the U.S., India, Nepal, and Centr... Read More →
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Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz is Chair of African and African American Studies and Professor of Dance, and Theater Studies at Duke University. He is past-president of the Society of Dance History Scholars, an international organization that advances the field of dance studies through resear... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
von der Hayden Theater 2020 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Raund Haus Stage: Jon Kirby
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.

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Jon Kirby

Jon Kirby is a record collector, author, and A&R at the esteemed reissue label, The Numero Group. As a disc jockey, he has toured extensively through North America, Europe, and Asia, playing an uplifting blend of eccentric soul, obscure funk, and abstract disco. A North Carolina... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Carla Dal Forno
Limited Capacity full
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Workshop led by Carla Dal Forno. More information soon.

** 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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Carla Dal Forno

Australian singer/multi-instrumentalist Carla dal Forno writes haunting, downcast tunes with dark, swirling synthesizers, detached rhythms, and cavernous echo. She co-founded Melbourne-based lo-fi trio Mole House, who released a handful of singles and cassettes between 2011 and 2... Read More →


3:00pm

Sound Bath
Limited Capacity full
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Relax and unwind to the resonance and drone of crystal bowls, tuning forks and other mysterious bits and bobs. This sound bath helps create a space where we can safely power down, where we can aim to calm ourselves, and ease into relaxation to steer us toward a more balanced, peaceful state. No experience necessary. Bring a mat, blankets, pillows or whatever you may need to aid in your comfort.


** 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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Gabriel Andruzzi

Gabriel Andruzzi is a sound bath facilitator, yoga teacher and musical jack of various trades.  Gabriel utilizes sound and the tools of yoga to create spaces that point the individual in the direction of balance and peace with the hope that from this state or the journey toward... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Global Breath 119 West Main St #300, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

VINYL DJ 101
Emma Olson didn't know how to use a record player until she was 22 and now, as Umfang, she’s a revered, globe-trotting DJ. In her workshop, she’ll guide participants past the initial apprehension of touching records and turntables. Mixing isn't easy, but It's easier to start at a workshop than buying a DJ setup and teaching yourself.


** 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 14 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

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

** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

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Umfang

Discwoman co-founder Umfang was born in the Bronx, grew up in Kansas and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. She holds the monthly residency Technofeminism at Bossa Nova Civic Club focusing on emerging talent and an affection for vinyl. | | Recent highlight appearances inclu... Read More →

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3:00pm

Making Music with Robots!
In this talk, Moritz Simon Geist, well known for this mechanical drum robot MR-808, talks about how robots and mechanical instruments can be used to make electronic music without electronics! The first part of this talk provides an overview of the different concepts and approaches to robotic musical instruments. He looks at the history of musical robots, explores the most amazing projects in this field, and characterizes different kinds of robotic devices. The second part deals with hardware and DIY techniques to create musical robots.

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Sonic Robots

Moritz Simon Geist aka Sonic Robots is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. He started this project because he wants to invent the future of electronic music — with robots! Geist’s projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations. His... Read More →


3:00pm

Sonifying Data and the Sounds of Science
Limited Capacity full
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Participants will learn the principles of sonifying data (mapping it in sound to allow for auditory interpretation), and see steps for creating sonifications in the SuperCollider programming language. Interaction is highly encouraged. 

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

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

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


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Mark Ballora

Raised in idyllic, mellow Marin County, California, just outside San Francisco, just after the 60s. Important influences during the impressionable years include Muir Woods, the anti-Vietnam movement, the moon landings, the hip and activist Glide Memorial church, irreverent Mad Ma... Read More →

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3:00pm

"When My Sorrow Died" Screening
Self-taught theremin master Armen Ra, who escaped the Iranian Revolution as a child in 1978, recounts his dynamic journey — which carried him all the way to performances at Lincoln Center and the United Nations — in a life-spanning documentary about the power of music to transform deep sadness into something beautiful. Combines rare concert performances, candid interviews, and archive material into a cinematic experience that was heralded by The Huffington Post’s George Heymont as “I have enjoyed few documentaries as ‘When My Sorrow Died’…”.

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Armen Ra

The mesmerizing style of Persian-Armenian theremin virtuoso Armen Ra, considered one of the finest thereminists in the world today, has garnered the admiration of fans on multiple continents. | | | | Intrigued by this strange and one-of-a-kind instrument, Armen Ra began to s... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

3:00pm

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group A2)(Engineer Passholders ONLY)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer, the Moog Sub-Harmonicon. This hands-on workshop is conducted in a pair of four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

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

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3:00pm

Michael Stipe's Thibault Dance
R.E.M. frontman and multimedia artist Michael Stipe returns to Moogfest to unveil a new audio visual piece, the second in a series. The piece titled “Thibault Dance” is original video shot by Stipe in New York City and then scored with original music also composed by Stipe. This installation is free and open to the public.

Saturday May 19, 2018 3:00pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 1:00am
The Snow Building 331 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

Duke Research Café: How Current Tech Will Change the Future of the Brain
Talent
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Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams is a graduate student from Duke University who develops new tools to record from the surface of the brain and works to investigate the information in those brain signals. She is deeply fascinated by the behavior of the brain and wants to unlock its mysteries throu... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The Bullpen 135 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

The 2018 State of The Synth Market
The Synth market is in full renaissance, with vintage gear reaching legendary status as a golden age of new instruments emerge. Join Reverb.com as they break down the data and trends in the marketplace, with advice on maximizing your vintage synth investments and tips on (still) finding great deals.

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Justin DeLay

Justin DeLay is the Director of Digital at Reverb.com, the world's largest music gear marketplace, where he leads Reverb's synthesizer and software categories. A lifelong player and producer, Justin is obsessed with sound and fascinated by the intersection of technology and creat... Read More →
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Reverb

Reverb.com launched in 2013 with a focused mission: become the world’s biggest marketplace to easily buy and sell music gear. We believe musicians should be constantly inspired, not only through the gear they find on the site, but by the community that makes up the site. Now, w... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

3:30pm

Morphic Energies
Limited Capacity full
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Workshop led by Stud1nt. More information soon. 

** 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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Stud1nt

Stud1nt is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ from Queens. Their original compositions and rapid-fire mixes sit in between the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and meticulous approaches to arrangement. They create across genres, nodding to the pulsating, hypnosis of experimental ele... Read More →


4:00pm

Frivolous Artist: More Metal
A gesture. A piece of metal. A clanging sound. An invitation. Repeat.

Wild Actions needs your help to create this live sound & movement installation. While mover Ginger Wagg engages the audience to pile as much scrap metal on her body as possible, musician Mike Geary captures these sounds and weaves them into the live sound score. 

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Saturday May 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
21c Gallery 3 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

Gudiya (DJ Set)
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Pete Rock

Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. All the hitmakers who flex competitive muscle in rap’s arena all acknowledge that when it comes to Pete, there is no competition. Pete is equally lauded b... Read More →


4:00pm

Perceptual Mechanisms: Just Intonation, Patterns & Dilated Time
Limited Capacity full
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Workshop led by Caterina Barbieri + Upper Glossa. More information soon.

** 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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Caterina Barbieri

Repetition and pattern permutation lie at the core of Caterina Barbieri’s current sonic research. She has composed music for old and new synthesizers as well as for string instruments.Her focus on minimalism in composition arises from a meditation on primary waveforms and explo... Read More →
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Upper Glossa

Upper Glossa is the group consisting of Caterina Barbieri and Kali Malone. This new project debuted at Berlin’s Atonal 2016 to massively positive critical acclaim, with The Wire picking out the performance as a festival highlight and describing it as “a trip deep within the m... Read More →


4:00pm

Raund Haus Stage: Marv Krown, HIFIloRau, sl0wgl0w, CALAPSE, Footrocket, Treee City
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.


Saturday May 19, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

4:00pm

Cascine and Stadiums & Shrines present: Dreams Artwork
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Cascine

Cascine is an independent record label based in New York. It was founded in 2010 and is known for its consistently refined brand of electronic and alternative pop music. Key artists include Half Waif, Gigi Masin, Yumi Zouma, Chad Valley and others. Cascine also operates a boutiqu... Read More →
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Stadiums & Shrines

New York-based website Stadiums & Shrines explores sound through imagery and language, and its late-night program, “Up in the Clouds,” on Newtown Radio. The central project of S&S is Dreams, a collaborative series pairing handmade collages with original compositions of music... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 4:00pm - 10:00pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

Cascine and Stadiums & Shrines present: Dreams
In advance of the upcoming Dreams compilation from Cascine and Stadiums & Shrines, the project’s creators, alongside artists Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Emily Sprague, host an open conversation about the value of dreaming in the present, interdisciplinary collaboration across mediums, engaging the surreal, and escaping into the ambient beyond. The discussion will conclude with Sprague performing a brief musical improvisation.

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Cascine

Cascine is an independent record label based in New York. It was founded in 2010 and is known for its consistently refined brand of electronic and alternative pop music. Key artists include Half Waif, Gigi Masin, Yumi Zouma, Chad Valley and others. Cascine also operates a boutiqu... Read More →
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Emily Sprague

Emily is a synthesist, songwriter, and recording artist from the Catskill | Mountains. After years of working on and touring with her folk band, Florist, | she began exploring the world of modular synthesizers as a way to expand | her musical horizons beyond the structure and... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

"Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impa... Read More →
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Stadiums & Shrines

New York-based website Stadiums & Shrines explores sound through imagery and language, and its late-night program, “Up in the Clouds,” on Newtown Radio. The central project of S&S is Dreams, a collaborative series pairing handmade collages with original compositions of music... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

4:30pm

Symbols and Limits - Structure, Material and Boundaries
Limited Capacity full
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Emptyset present a workshop exploring themes relating to their work and thinking through ideas of order and materiality and their correlation with narrative and sonic events. The session will consider the fields of music composition, installation and performance examining new possibilities for relating to sound and space, and the mapping of broader contexts and histories within sonic practice.


** 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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Emptyset

Emptyset is the electronic duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas. The pair share a history in Bristol’s underground music scene as well as an impressive list of production credits. Ginzburg, now Berlin based, runs a network of record labels, most notably Subtext and Arc Light E... Read More →


5:00pm

Eloquent Devices: Designing Expressive Electronic Musical Instruments
Moog Product Design Engineer Amos Gaynes shares his perspective on electronic musical instrument design, with a focus on the human-machine interface as a conduit for creative expression.  This comprehensive conversation explores the art and science that informs the design process -- from understanding the needs of the performer to working with various technologies which can meet these needs.  We'll tour the historical innovations in expressive musical technology, examine the state of the art, and maybe even peer into the speculative future.

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Saturday May 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

5:00pm

Moses Sumney (Live)
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Pete Rock

Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. All the hitmakers who flex competitive muscle in rap’s arena all acknowledge that when it comes to Pete, there is no competition. Pete is equally lauded b... Read More →


5:00pm

Reactive Environments
Limited Capacity full
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The art and tech of building reactive sound environments. Seamlessly knit together human-, machine- and environmental-sound. It’s sound art as an integrated, active part of the soundscape, a hybrid sonic ecosystem.


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

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

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


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Eric Marty

Éric Marty is a composer, media artist and data visualization professional. | | | | As an artist, he works in interactive design and hybrid forms. Drawing on cognition and natural systems, he creates surreal responsive environments that explore the hybridization of soundsca... Read More →

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5:00pm

Google Magenta: Exploring the Creative Potential of Machine Learning
Magenta is a project of the Google Brain Team that is researching applications of deep learning to build tools that enhance human creativity. Come learn about some of our latest developments for making art, music, and sound, and find out how you can both use and contribute to our creative AI tools with our new JavaScript API.

Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to try out some of these tools yourself, including NSynth Super (g.co/nsynthsuper) and MusicVAE (g.co/magenta/musicvae).

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Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley with a designated emphasis in Computational and Genomic Biology. He has since focused on combining music and technology at Google, where he helped to organize the world's music knowledge for Google Play, and is no... Read More →
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Google Magenta

Magenta is a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music. Primarily this involves developing new deep learning and reinforcement learning algorithms for generating songs, images, drawings, and other materials. But it's also an... Read More →

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Google AI

Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, and AI is enabling us to do that in incredible new ways - solving problems for our users, our customers, and the world. | | AI makes it easier for you to do things every day, whet... Read More →


5:00pm

"Bight of the Twin" Screening
“Bight of the Twin” is an experimental visual and musical journey that weaves a narrative from disparate worlds of cultural engineer and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and the Vodoun practitioners of Benin, Africa. Director Hazel Hill McCarthy III, has worked to create a unique artifact that is an ode to both creation and ritual. The film, open to multiple readings and interpretations, unfolds like a piece of music, with variations on a melody that are returned to and repeated with subtle differences. The sonic landscapes is built through using tracks by COUM Transmissions, Psychic TV, and DJMREX.

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Tiffany Naiman

Dr. Tiffany Naiman is currently a Thinking Matters Fellow at Stanford University.  She received her Ph.D. in Musicology from UCLA in 2017. She also holds master's degrees in African American Studies and Musicology, and a B.A. in American Literature and Culture, all from UCLA, a... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
21c Main Gallery 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

NCSU Libraries: Coding 3D Landscapes of Sound
Limited Capacity full
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Sound as far as the eye can see… In this workshop ,participants will use a web-based programing language to create audio-responsive 3D landscapes in a web browser. We will provide a basic template for creating generative landscape features that can be customized and animated with sound. Previous programming experience will be helpful but is not required.


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

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

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


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Payod Panda

Currently appointed as an Interactive Technology Research Assistant at NCSU Libraries, Panda is also a full-time Ph.D. student at NC State University's College of Design. Panda’s past work has ranged from projects dealing with virtual reality and education to machine learning a... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Momentum 334 Blackwell St, B001, Durham, NC 27701

5:00pm

Building Wakanda: Afro+Futures of Durham and Beyond
Presented by Hayti Heritage Center and SLIPPAGE:Performance|Culture|Technology, with support from the Duke Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke Dance program

Join a group of artists, community planners, environmental activists, scholars, researchers, and afrofuturist-leaning people as we collectively conjure AfroFutures of Durham and beyond.

Building off Durham’s heritage as the site of one of the United States’ largest plantations, site of the largest Confederate surrender of the Civil War, and later emergence as the most prosperous Black cities — nicknamed Black Wall Street — we envisage future spaces and places of Black Excellence. Using Durham’s neighborhood, the Hayti, as a touchstone—a place that Booker T. Washington once called ‘The Black City of Cities’ and E. Franklin Frazier called ‘The capital of the Black Middle Class’—we ask What are the future potentials for Durham as a site of engaged Black life? If we engage a radical care toward an AfroFuture that encourages Black excellence, what could Durham feel like and sound like? Speculative conversations will explore the possibilities of intentional creativity toward a vibrant AfroFuture brimming with Black creativity in the Durham of 2068 and beyond!

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Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz is Chair of African and African American Studies and Professor of Dance, and Theater Studies at Duke University. He is past-president of the Society of Dance History Scholars, an international organization that advances the field of dance studies through resear... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm
21c Gallery 4 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

5:30pm

Non-Western Perspectives in Western Music Media
Limited Capacity full
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This is a discussion exploring the framing of non-Western perspectives, culturally and linguistically, in Western music media. Looking at pitfalls, native informant issues, comparative cultural analysis, post-colonial power dynamics, and strategies used by writers and artists.


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

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

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


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Fatima Al Qadiri

The title of Fatima al Qadiri’s latest release, Shaneera, comes from the English mispronunciation of the Arabic word, shanee’a (شنيعة) literally meaning “outrageous, nefarious, hideous, major and foul.” In one iteration, as gay slang used in some Arab countries, a de... Read More →


5:30pm

21st Century Voices
Limited Capacity full
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We tend to think of our voices as tied to our bodies, yet they are performed and malleable, arguably more so than our bodies. How do we use our voices? How do we listen to them? How do they embody our identities? Fabricated digital voices are all around us as personal assistants, as artificially intelligent phone operators, as technologies that distort to prevent identification, as digital clones, and more. Who chooses how our disembodied assistants speak, as sonic entities with gendered, racialized and class-based qualities, the results of which circulate in society both through presence and absence?

Come learn about the voice and some of its synthetic modifications. Increase your awareness of the socio-cultural and political reverberations of our 21st century robots. With the help of computer processing this workshop will explore characteristics of (your) individual voices, transformations of them, and uses of them as controllers of artistic events.


** 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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avatar for Elizabeth Hoffman

Elizabeth Hoffman

Elizabeth Hoffman composes acoustic and computer-driven media that explores location responsiveness and idiosyncrasies of timbre and tuning. These pieces are simultaneously instruments, compositions, and structures that allow delimited free responses and interplay between the com... Read More →

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6:00pm

Ayo Vip (DJ Set)
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Pete Rock

Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. All the hitmakers who flex competitive muscle in rap’s arena all acknowledge that when it comes to Pete, there is no competition. Pete is equally lauded b... Read More →


6:00pm

In Conversation: DJ Stingray
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DJ Stingray

Sherard Ingram is a menacing node in the vast tangle of electronic music’s history, present, and future. As DJ Stingray he propagates a seer-like, totalizing concept of what it is to be engaged in thinking ahead by making people move. | | | | Detroit native Ingram is likel... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Carolina Theatre Cinema 2 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

6:00pm

Alexandre Bazin
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Alexandre Bazin

Alexandre Bazin is a composer and a current member of GRM, based in Paris, France. He holds the master’s degree in electronic music and composition from Conservatory in Bordeaux, France. His work considers the sonic experience, drawing on a rich mix of acoustic instrumentation... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:10pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

6:00pm

Improvisation and Interactivity
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how to use sensors and micro-controllers to create dynamic electronic music interfaces in this hands-on workshop. We will cover the basics of working with Arduino, different types of analog sensors, and how to hook everything up to your computer to control digital instruments built in Max. Everyone will be encouraged to explore playing with the interfaces and instruments in a guided group improvisation.


Participants are asked to bring a laptop running OSX for the workshop.


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

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

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


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Sarah Belle Reid

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation. She is a co-developer of the Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface (MIGSI) for trumpet: an open-source, wir... Read More →

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6:30pm

Sequential Prophet X: An Introduction
The Prophet X has just been announced and will soon be available. Come and check out what happens when oodles of digital recordings from deep sampling pioneers 8DIO fully incorporate into the analog world of Prophet Synthesis.  

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Dave Smith Instruments

DSI is helmed by legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner Dave Smith, the original founder of Sequential Circuits in the mid-70s. Dave designed the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synth—and the first musical instrument with an embedded microp... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Full Frame Theater 320 Blackwell Street #101, Durham, NC 27701

6:30pm

Alex Zhang Hungtai
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Alex Zhang Hungtai

After retiring his Dirty Beaches project, Zhang has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, free jazz, and his new role as a composer. His newer compositions predominantly work with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion, and piano, furthering his research on ritualistic... Read More →


6:30pm

ONO
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ONO

Statement of Purpose: Experimental performance, NOISE, and industrial poetry performance band; exploring gospel’s darkest conflicts, tragedies and premises. | | | | Chicago’s original Industrial/Avant/Gospel/Noise Band formed in January 1980 and have been with us ever si... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

6:35pm

Lauren Sarah Hayes
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Lauren Sarah Hayes

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a musician and sound artist who builds and performs with hybrid analog/digital instruments. Lauren is a "positively ferocious improvisor" (Cycling '74), her music refusing to sit nicely between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. Over the last... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 6:35pm - 7:00pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

7:00pm

Pete Rock (DJ Set)
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Pete Rock

Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. All the hitmakers who flex competitive muscle in rap’s arena all acknowledge that when it comes to Pete, there is no competition. Pete is equally lauded b... Read More →


7:20pm

Carla Dal Forno
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Carla Dal Forno

Australian singer/multi-instrumentalist Carla dal Forno writes haunting, downcast tunes with dark, swirling synthesizers, detached rhythms, and cavernous echo. She co-founded Melbourne-based lo-fi trio Mole House, who released a handful of singles and cassettes between 2011 and 2... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 7:20pm - 8:20pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

7:30pm

Upper Glossa
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Upper Glossa

Upper Glossa is the group consisting of Caterina Barbieri and Kali Malone. This new project debuted at Berlin’s Atonal 2016 to massively positive critical acclaim, with The Wire picking out the performance as a festival highlight and describing it as “a trip deep within the m... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

7:30pm

Magnetic Soundbath
Calm the body and mind enveloped in this new sound meditation system. Together, we immerse ourselves in sound waves as mantra-like resonance guides us towards deeper states of rest.

** 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 14 and up. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 

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

** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

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Magnetic Sound

MJ Caselden is a sound artist and creative technologist based in New York City. He leads group listening rituals and workshops on innovative technology, and is exploring integration of meditative sound into healing arts and lifestyle. | | MJ's sound art has been shown around the... Read More →


8:00pm

Helen Money
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Helen Money

Alison Chesley, known by her stage name Helen Money, is a classically trained cellist who draws inspiration from the likes of Pablo Casals, Shostakovich, Jimi Hendrix and The Minutemen. While attending Northwestern University, she shifted her focus from classical music to rock on... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

8:00pm

Psychic TV
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Psychic TV

After the disbandment of Throbbing Gristle, Genesis P-Orridge founded Psychic TV in 1981 with Peter Christopherson and Alex Fergusson. Half-band, half-vehicle for the creative outpourings for the occultist artist collective Thee Temple Ov Psychic Youth, Psychic TV remains one of... Read More →


8:00pm

The Floor at The Fruit: The Floor Showcase
The Floor creates spontaneously organized gatherings of people that highlight the transformative power of electronic-based music, elude formal structures of control, spark uninhibited creativity, and amplify the talents of local DJs.

Returning to fabled warehouse venue, The Durham Fruit and Produce Company, The Floor brings together some of the Triangles best house and techno DJs with showcases by regular party collaborators Subtek Music, Dancegruv Radio, and Sub-Culture.


Saturday May 19, 2018 8:00pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 12:00am
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701

8:15pm

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (DJ Set)
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Pete Rock

Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. All the hitmakers who flex competitive muscle in rap’s arena all acknowledge that when it comes to Pete, there is no competition. Pete is equally lauded b... Read More →


8:30pm

Valgeir Sigurðsson + Liam Byrne present: "Dissonance"
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Liam Byrne

Liam Byrne spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viol. An obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th century repertoire is a recurring theme in his work, whether in devising baroque performance installations for the Victoria an... Read More →
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Valgeir Sigurdsson

Icelandic composer, producer, and founder of the Bedroom Community label, Valgeir Sigurðsson may not be a household name, but his body of work is. Valgeir is an inspired, industrious maker of a spectacular northern music, of an uncanny soul music, a fiendish, visceral folk music... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

8:40pm

Aisha Devi
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Aisha Devi

No one on this planet sounds like Aïsha Devi. Her voice is her most powerful tool among a repertoire of thumping beats and rave stabs, seraphic and guttural throat singing, mystical linguistics, and corporeal sonics. Her music is spiritual and her live shows are transcendent exp... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 8:40pm - 9:40pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

8:50pm

Smerz
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Smerz

With their unique electronic sound blending deconstructed club music, minimalist R&B and experimental pop and techno, Smerz’s DJing takes a similar route. Mixing live vocals over their own music and interlaced with choice cuts aimed squarely at the dancefloor, this duo deejay h... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 8:50pm - 9:50pm
First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main St, Durham, NC 27701

9:00pm

Yoga After Dark
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Yoga After Dark was concepted and launched in 2009 as an event to merge yoga, music and community in order to build strong connections across cultures, welcoming both non-yogis and practicing yogis.

YAD is a two-hour immersive multimedia cinematic and sound odyssey where participants rediscover clarity through motion, mindfulness and meditation. Yoga After Dark offers a sensory elixir — presented in quadraphonic sound — of a live musical performance, a curated DJ soundscape set and stunning cinematic images. Participants are taken on an exploration of the elements of spatial sound though an inner journey imagined to inspire relaxation, restoration and replenishment — with the goal being to return the mind to its original state of clarity and inspire creativity and solutions to challenges. During this enriching experience, we delve into strategies to rebalance our energy and unseal the abilities of sound, motion and the senses to promote harmony, the renewal of consciousness and being present.

Through a series of gentle, calming movements and breathing techniques, participants will prepare themselves for stillness and a beautiful guided meditation journey.
Participants will dissolve into complete relaxation, enjoying vivid, visual cinematic projections of the four seasons — while being bathed in music offered in quadraphonic sound and a cultivated mix of soundscapes and atmospherics all curated especially for Yoga After Dark. It is an exotic mélange of world rhythms, downtempo and ambient flavors performed by Joseph Murray (Toao) and Michael Mitchell (Iguassu). Motion, stillness and guided meditation led by Valencia Wood.

End this evening with a tea sip of a special selection of herbal teas and light organic refreshments. Capture the energy of this magical moment to build bridges to unite communities, cultivate new friendships, and set the stage for groundbreaking ideas and creations to be born. Moving Forward.


** 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. 



Saturday May 19, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
21c Gallery 4 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

9:30pm

Georgia
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Georgia

Justin Tripp and Brian Close have put together a sort of creative ecosystem. As Georgia, they make music and produce video and design work, both for themselves and a range of collaborators. Across their prodigious output, there remains a sense of continuity — the smaller, more... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

9:30pm

J Rocc
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J Rocc

One of the original turntablists, J Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-'80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a semina... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Carolina Theatre Fletcher Hall 306 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

Jenny Hval
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Jenny Hval

Norwegian recording artist and writer Jenny Hval’s work is uniquely positioned as both multidisciplinary and transgressive, but her polyphonic artistry in fact seamlessly weaves musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Her artistic voice is present, acces... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

10:00pm

Stud1nt
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Stud1nt

Stud1nt is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ from Queens. Their original compositions and rapid-fire mixes sit in between the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and meticulous approaches to arrangement. They create across genres, nodding to the pulsating, hypnosis of experimental ele... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

10:45pm

KRS-One
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KRS-One

KRS, an acronym for ““Knowledge Reigning Supreme”, has been called the “conscience of Hip Hop” (Rolling Stone), “the greatest live emcee ever” (The Source), the “spokesperson for Hip Hop” (Wall Street Journal), and the “son of Hip Hop” (Kool DJ Herc). With 2... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 10:45pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 12:00am
Carolina Theatre Fletcher Hall 306 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

11:00pm

Fatima Al Qadiri
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Fatima Al Qadiri

The title of Fatima al Qadiri’s latest release, Shaneera, comes from the English mispronunciation of the Arabic word, shanee’a (شنيعة) literally meaning “outrageous, nefarious, hideous, major and foul.” In one iteration, as gay slang used in some Arab countries, a de... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

Mouse on Mars with Spank Rock + Sonic Robots
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Mouse on Mars

Mouse on Mars’ return with Dimensional People, their most inventive album to date. After a series of notorious dance floor releases, Dimensional People finds the duo working deep within their own vernacular of digital and acoustic experimentation, and charismatically making ele... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 12:45am
The Armory 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

11:30pm

UMFANG
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Umfang

Discwoman co-founder Umfang was born in the Bronx, grew up in Kansas and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. She holds the monthly residency Technofeminism at Bossa Nova Civic Club focusing on emerging talent and an affection for vinyl. | | Recent highlight appearances inclu... Read More →


Saturday May 19, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 1:30am
Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

11:59pm

Raund Haus Stage: to be announced
Durham-based label and event series Raund Haus curates a series of beatmakers, producers, and DJs from the Triangle over the course of three nights. The future of forward-thinking music production within North Carolina will be explored featuring production and stage design by Raleigh-based studio Mystic Alley.

Saturday May 19, 2018 11:59pm - Sunday May 20, 2018 1:30am
Parts & Labour 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

12:00am

DJ Stingray
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DJ Stingray

Sherard Ingram is a menacing node in the vast tangle of electronic music’s history, present, and future. As DJ Stingray he propagates a seer-like, totalizing concept of what it is to be engaged in thinking ahead by making people move. | | | | Detroit native Ingram is likel... Read More →


Sunday May 20, 2018 12:00am - 2:00am
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701

2:00am

The Floor Afterparty
Closing out Moogfest 2018 with The Floor's annual afterparty..
Free for festival pass holders and $10 on the door for everyone else

3ZKL (2am-3am)
Strider (3am-4am)
thefacesblur (4am-5am)
special b2b2b closing set (5am - until..)

The Floor creates spontaneously organized gatherings of people that highlight the transformative power of electronic-based music, elude formal structures of control, spark uninhibited creativity, and amplify the talents of local DJs.

Returning to fabled warehouse venue, The Durham Fruit and Produce Company, The Floor brings together some of the Triangles best house and techno DJs with showcases by regular party collaborators Subtek Music, Dancegruv Radio, and Sub-Culture.


Sunday May 20, 2018 2:00am - 6:00am
Durham Fruit Company 305 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701
 
Sunday, May 20
 

9:00am

Moogfest Posters and Synth Art from the American Tobacco Collection
American Tobacco Campus presents its collection of Moogfest art posters created for SYNTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog or were created by artists inspired by Moog from 2010–2018.


Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. Over the last 60 years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. This exchange between engineer and musician is celebrated with a unique festival format where the creative process is understood as a collaboration among many people, across time and space, in commerce and culture.

10:00am

Moog Music Synth Building Workshop (Group D2)(Engineer Passholders ONLY)
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog Music engineers, invites a select group of Engineer Pass enthusiasts to build and keep their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer and sequencer, the Moog Sub-Harmonicon. This hands-on workshop is conducted in a pair of four-hour sessions within a pop-up Moog production facility.

No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended.

** This workshop is available to Engineer Pass ticket-holders only. You will be contacted by Moogfest's VIP Concierge to schedule your preferred workshop group: A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2, D1/D2. Once your workshop group is confirmed by VIP Concierge, it will be confirmed in your personalized schedule. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 

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

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10:00am