The Bob Moog Foundation, the nonprofit foundation dedicated to preserving the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, will be exploring the nuances and complexities of the inventor with his biographer, Albert Glinsky, in a ticketed livestream event on Sunday, August 21 that marks the author's first scheduled public appearance with the new book.
Glinsky says, "I was honored to be asked by Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation, to write Bob's biography. The process of writing this book has been an extraordinary experience, and I am proud to be able to offer this definitive story of Bob's complex life and career."
Here's the details direct from the Foundation's press release...
Bob Moog walked into history in 1964, when his homemade contraption unexpectedly became a sensation. He had "bent the course of music forever," Rolling Stone declared. The man who did that bending was a lovable geek with Einstein hair and pocket protectors.
The Beatles. The Doors. The Byrds. Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Yes. Stevie Wonder. They and many others discovered his synthesizer, which came to be featured in seminal film scores including A Clockwork Orange and Apocalypse Now. The Moog synthesizer's game-changing sounds saturated '60's counterculture, and burst into the disco party scene in the '70s to set off the electronic dance music movement.
Bob Moog had laid the cornerstone of the synth industry, and had become an unlikely star in the process.
On Sunday, August 21, Moog's biographer joins the Bob Moog Foundation's executive director, Michelle Moog-Koussa, for an intimate, insightful live talk about a book 12 years in the making, and the man who changed music forever. The day has a poignant significance: August 21 is the date of Bob's death in 2005 at age 71, and of the birth of the Foundation one year later.
In "Switched On: Bob Moog and the Synthesizer Revolution," award-winning composer and biographer Glinsky draws on exclusive access to Bob's personal archives and 65 probing interviews with Bob's family and a multitude of associates.
This livestream, as well as the Foundation's efforts in facilitating interviews and providing Glinsky access to hundreds of rare historical documents and photos, are an extension of its mission to protect, preserve, and share the wealth of materials of the Bob Moog Foundation Archives with people from all over the world.
Following the one-hour discussion between Glinsky and Moog-Koussa, both will take questions from attendees in a 30-minute Q&A session.
Livestream tickets are "pay what you can," with a suggested starting donation of $10. All proceeds benefit Bob Moog Foundation projects: The Moogseum, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, and the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.
"Switched On: Bob Moog and the Synthesizer Revolution" will be published September 2, 2022 from Oxford University Press. Pre-order it here: https://bobmoogfoundation.myshopify.com/products/switched-on-bob-moog-and-the-synthesizer-revolution
Livestream with Albert Glinsky: Exploring the nuances and complexities of Bob Moog with the author of the forthcoming biography:
Tickets are pay what you can; suggested starting donation of $10
3 p.m. ET/12 noon PT/7 p.m. UTC
60-minute discussion, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A with attendees
Livestream ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/livestream-with-albert-glinsky-the-nuances-and-complexities-of-bob-moog-tickets-396189482407
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