Moog is iconic for a reason, creating innovative synthesizers since the ’60s to the present day. Along the way, their synthesizers have shaped the direction of music, being used historically by too many artists to mention.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical Moogseum hasn’t been able to invite people in. So the Bob Moog Foundation has announced its first one-hour virtual tour of the Moogseum, the funds going to support the venue while closed during the lockdown.
Gain an inside look into the Moogseum – a showcase of electronic music’s early beginnings and an exploration of Moog’s history and influence.
The Moogseum showcases Moog’s electronic instruments, their implementation of science and technology, as well as the man behind the machines, Bob Moog.
The tour will be led by Bob Moog’s daughter Michelle Moog-Koussa this Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 2 pm American Eastern Time (4 am Sunday Australian Eastern Standard Time).
Moog-Koussa will be guiding attendees through the museum as she offers unique insights, delving into various exhibits exploring Bob’s life, work, and those that inspired him. This will be followed by a 15 minute Q & A session, with tickets will be available on a ‘pay what you can’ basis through the foundation’s online store.
August 15th marks the one year anniversary of the ribbon cutting at the Moogseum, located in Asheville, North Carolina. It also marks the birthday of inventor Leon Theremin, who was Bob Moog’s biggest creative inspiration. The tour will be filmed by a professional videographer with a live streaming setup.
You can check out a preview of the Moogseum below.