Because Synthesizers are Fun…

Suzanne Ciani, recipient of the Moog Innovator Award. (Photo: George Etheredge for The New York Times)

Suzanne Ciani, recipient of the Moog Innovator Award. (Photo: George Etheredge for The New York Times)

The New York Times spotlight on Moogfest, by Jon Pareles,  took us way back to the day when Keith Emerson’s playing was genre-bustin’ fun.

“Promising ‘Future Thought and Future Sound,’ Moogfest was part music festival, part symposium, part laboratory. One afternoon, Nona Hendryx (of the singing group Labelle) performed a spoken-word piece over chords generated from her brainwaves via a sensor,” explains the detailed piece, which puts you in the orchestra pit for the many marathon concert sessions (four hours wasn’t unusual).

“Synth nerds” indeed. Count us in!

Click here to read the entire New York Times article.

 

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