Moogfest 2014 Will Host Google During The Day And Dillon Francis At Night
Moogfest 2014 features a stacked lineup, including Kraftwerk, Chic ft. Nile Rodgers, Green Velvet, Giorgio Moroder, Sasha, and Dillon Francis. However, it is a very unique festival in that there will be extensive daytime programming focused on a variety of subjects such as technology, future concepts, math, science, and art. While this may sound strange to some people, it makes complete sense within the context of the festival, as it is named after Robert Moog, the creator of the Moog synthesizer.
There are numerous panels that stand out. One of them is “Google and the Future of Audio.” The description for the panel says: “Come hear firsthand accounts of Google's foray into the intersection of music and technology from members of the Android, Creative Lab, Data Arts, and Doodle teams. Witness and engage in a dialogue about the challenges, triumphs, adventures, and aspirations of mixing sounds and code. With Ryan Germick, Leon Hong, Joey Hurst, Aaron Koblin, Alexander Chen.”
In an interview with Mashable, Germick, the Google Doodle team leader, said, "With his lifelong dedication to using technology to empower musicians, Robert Moog is a patron saint of the nerdy arts. We couldn't be more pleased to honor his legacy and continue the kinds of conversations he started."
If you are attending Moogfest, you will get to hear many other influential speakers during the daytime. Giorgio Moroder will speak on two different occasions. He will be a panel member on "Innovators In Electronic Music," and he will also introduce a special screening of Scarface, which he produced the soundtrack for in 1983. If you have yet to hear it, Moroder put together a 30-year anniversary remix of "Tony's Theme" at the end of 2013.
Also, Nile Rodgers will host a masterclass. It makes me so happy to see Moroder and Rodgers receiving so much attention from the world following their features on Random Access Memories.
Another intriguing panel is "The Math and Science of The Simpsons and Futurama." It isn't music related, but it will undoubtedly be an awesome panel to attend.
If you're interested in finding out more about the daytime programming at Moogfest 2014, click here.