Moogfest 2014: Asheville to Host Tech-Inspired Electronic Music Festival

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And they’re going about it in all the right ways. Rad location? Check. Adventurous Lineup? Check. Daytime programming that’s just as appealing as nightly performances? CHECK. We are going and you’re welcome to come along, too. Follow us as we sift through a densely packed lineup over the next 6 weeks with featured artists, workshops, playlists and updates, then through our documentation of the festival’s most inspiring moments, April 23-27. Tickets are available here.

Moogfest is a 5 day celebration of electronic music and the technological innovations that inspire and propel its evolving state. Designed like SXSW to spread across multiple venues within a small but culturally vibrant city, the festival this year sits amid Asheville, North Carolina’s rolling Appalachian landscape and Moog Music headquarters, America’s sole producer of the original analog synthesizer and all models since. Through panels, conversations, workshops, films and sound installations by day and audio/visual performances by night, Moogfest is prepared like no other to facilitate the creative synthesis of technology, art and music.

SHOWCASES INCLUDE:

Warp, DFA, Fool’s Gold, The Windish Agency, Ghostly Intl, Crew Love, AFROPUNK, Hopscotch and Driftless.

PERFORMERS INCLUDE:

Kraftwerk (in 3D)… M.I.A… Flying Lotus… Pet Shop Boys… CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers… Q-Tip… RJD2… The Gaslamp Killer… Zed’s Dead… Giorgio Moroder… Dillon Francis… Com Truise… Moderat… Audion… Art Department… Daedelus… Dan Deacon… Darkstar… El-P… Eliot Lipp… Green Velvet… Holly Herndon… LE1f… Riff Raff… Sasha… Shigeto… Slow Hands… Tiga… TOKiMONSTA… and dozens more.

With a focus on exploring fusions of the audio and visual experience, SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Google Creative Lab director Alexander Chen… Resident Artist at the SETI (Search of Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Charles Lindsay… YACHT musician and art & science investigator Claire Evans… Film composer for DriveContagionSolaris, Traffic and Spring Breakers Cliff Martinez… Interactive concert experience entrepreneur and musician Dan DeaconFUTURAMA Executive Producer David X Cohen… Visual artist for Brainfeeder artists David Wexler (Dr. Strangeloop)… Record producer, composer and electronic legend Giorgio Moroder… Freakonomics radio show producer and former Cursive member Gretta Cohn… Intel Maker Research Scientist Jay Silver… Concept musician Janelle Monáe… NASA physicist and MIDI systems designer Dr. Joseph Paradiso… Global Editor of VICE/Intel’s the Creators Project Julia Kaganskiy… Cyborg and synesthesia activist Neil Harbisson… Google Doodle Leader Ryan Germick… and so many more.

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