In celebration of Bob Moog’s spirit of innovation and creative experimentation, Moog has installed a Synthesizer Residency inside of Rough Trade NYC at 64 N 9th Street in Brooklyn for the month of March. The installation at Rough Trade is Moog’s next step on the way to Moogfest, the innovative festival taking place in Asheville, NC April 23 – 27.
For 25 days in March, Rough Trade NYC is housing the world’s largest modern Moog installation as a mile-marker on the road to Moogfest, and Moog invites all artists in the area to stop by and utilize the space for experimentation and discovery. The residency serves as a physical manifestation of the intersection of music, art and technology, and it is meant to be used as an artist’s resource. Although it is free to the public, this is no museum exhibit- visitors are encouraged to interact, engage and experiment with the analog electronics. All are welcome to craft sound as well as bring a recording device to sample the instruments.
All instruments in the installation were hand built in Asheville, NC at the Moog factory. Throughout the installation, Moog employees will be on hand at Rough Trade NYC to assist artist’s with the gear.
Stephen Godfroy, Co-Owner of Rough Trade, says of the installation “With our shared love of musical experimentation and innovation, Moog are perfect bedfellows for us. Being able to create and host world-class experiences like this is precisely what Rough Trade NYC is all about; is precisely why New York can safely claim to have the most exciting record store on the planet.”
The installation includes a producers station, drone towers, 10 voice polyphonic analog synth, 6 voice Minimoog drum synth, and over 50 analog effects boxes.
One free ticket to Moogfest, the innovative festival taking place in Asheville NC April 23-27, will be given away every day of the installation.
The residency is open to the public from 11am-11pm daily through March 29th.
The last week of the installation features collective improvisations curated by Luaka Bop, The New York Theremin Society, Ad Hoc, and Gavin Russom, featuring artists such as Delicate Steve, Dorit Chrysler, JG Thirwell, and Telecult Powers.