Leaders from Durham’s civic organizations, cultural institutions, government and business announced earlier today that Moogfest – the internationally acclaimed festival of music, art and technology — will debut in Durham May 2016. This announcement signals a long-term commitment by festival organizers, reinforcing the exploding technology scene and culture of innovation in the Triangle. The 3 day, 3 night event takes place May 19-22, 2016.
Moogfest has been a festival of electronic music since 2004, known for presenting performances by early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant garde experimentalists of today. Previous Moogfest performers include Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Chic, Massive Attack, Holly Herndon, Flying Lotus, Terry Riley, M83, The Flaming Lips, Suicide, Pet Shop Boys, Grimes, TV On The Radio, MIA, St. Vincent,Tangerine Dream, Keith Emerson, Moderat and Squarepusher.
Over the last several years, the festival has evolved to include a mind-expanding conference for creative and technology professionals. In 2014, Moogfest worked with designers and technologists at Google, researchers from the MIT Media Lab, editors from Make Magazine and organizers from the Eyeo Festival (among others) to present panels, workshops and demos at the forefront of art and technology. Presentations by music pioneers Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monae, and Keith Emerson were accompanied by conversations with inventors and electronic instrument designers Roger Linn and Tom Oberheim, plus Futurama creator David X Cohen. Moogfest also commissioned “Moogfest: Conductar”, a virtual reality app, nominated for two Webby Awards. Moogfest is already developing new programming and plans to bring similar exciting partnerships to Durham in 2016.
The festival’s priority remains a focus on intimate venues for performance and conversation, encouraging the same ambience established in Asheville. Moogfest will activate many of Durham’s downtown event venues and public spaces with a mix of ticketed and free community programming.
Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and the profound influence his inventions have had on how we hear the world. Over the last sixty years, Bob Moog and Moog Music have pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools for artists. This exchange between engineer and musician is celebrated with a unique festival format, where the creative process is understood as a collaboration among many people, across time and space, in commerce and culture.
We’re packing up our brightest lasers, our boldest robots, most bada** games, and heading across the country on the 2016 STEAM Carnival Tour!
Featuring 3 days of never-before-seen tech, immersive entertainment, circus-inspired hijinks, high flying performances, art and more, STEAM Carnival is the inventor’s playground.
April 1-3, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
April 15-17, 2016
April 29-May 1, 2016
May 13-15, 2016
In 1977 interactive art pioneer Myron W. Krueger stated,”The beauty of the visual and aural response is secondary. Response is the medium! As an art form, this is unique. Instead of an artist creating a piece of artwork, the artist is creating a sequence of possibilities.”
Almost forty years later, the Cameron Art Museum explores the ever evolving field of interactive artwork with pioneers and vanguards in this medium; media artists Brian Knep, Daniel Rozin and Purring Tiger (Aaron Sherwood and Kiori Kawai); metalsmith Gabriel Craig and composer Michael Remson. This exhibition will explore the innovative ways artists are utilizing technology, perception and audience interaction in creating their work.
2025 spoons animated by drops of water
2025 spoons animated by drops of water.
21c Museum Hotel Durham
111 North Corcoran Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701