The 2017 MOOGFEST is happening May 18-21 in Durham. We at WCOM are pleased to announce Moogfest organizers have donated two weekend tickets to be given away on the WCOM Furious George Show (Thursdays from 10:00 – midnight; www.wcomfm.org). We will be giving away these tickets sometime between now and April 28 on the Furious Show... Be sure to tune in for your chance to win!!
More on Moogfest
: Check out the Moogfest day to night program schedule featuring over 100 workshops, 77 performances, over 300 sessions across all program types. Here’s Moogfest's Program press release
. || Here’s Moogfest day to night schedule
Over 150 avant-garde and some of today's most forward thinking artists have been announced including headliners Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Gotye, synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani, Detroit's legendary Derrick May, rave pioneers 808 State, and Syrinx (first and only performance in 45 years).
Over forty performing artists will lead workshops and sessions at the independent annual four-day conference and festival program that takes place in Durham, NC May 18-21. This year marks its 11th iteration honoring the spirit of inventor Bob Moog.
PROTEST & ART:
Despite recent events surrounding HB2, Moogfest will stand its ground in North Carolina as a space for inclusivity which is reflected in many of our 12 Moogfest Programming Themes including ‘Protest’. In fact, this year Moogfest is dedicating a full stage to Protest. Art installations such as the global debut from R.E.M’s Michael Stipe, durationals including Laraaji's Sleep Concert, and other exclusive durationals featuring the one-off collaboration between Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Bjork’s favorite sound designer The Haxan Cloak. Check out the Moogfest Music Line Up for more exclusive performances.
Various educational workshops from harps & guitar pedals, to video CGI will be on full display and hosted by many female experimentalists and icons including Paris from Grammy Winners KING, Nona Hendryx, Princess Nokia, Colleen, Marisa Anderson, Elysia Crampton.
Moor Mother's Black Quantum Futurism program will be making its Moogfest debut that explores race, futurism, history and the intersection of personal and political. Read more here: https://thump.vice.com/en_ca/article/moor-mother-explains-black-quantum-futurism
EXPERIMENTAL FILM SERIES:
Moogfest premieres its Experimental Film Series featuring live scores by 'Stranger Things' composers S.U.R.V.I.V.E, Suzy Analogue and VHVL collaborate to present the live score to the film they created and directed, No Moon No Man. Suzi Analogue will also lead a workshop. Dave Harrington of Darkstar fame premieres the score to occult film Haxan.
This year, one of Moogfest's Keynotes: CERN, MIT, Michael Stipe Installation will be delivered by Physicist Dr. Kate Shaw (ATLAS @ CERN) who will speak on behalf of the Large Hadron Collider and will tackle questions angling towards what the LHC tells us about the future. Are we safe? What is worrisome about the future as predicted by LHC? What do we expect the LHC will continue to tell us about the universe?