Moogfest, the internationally acclaimed festival of music, art and technology, will debut in Durham, North Carolina on May 19-22, 2016.
Moogfest has been celebrating electronic music since 2004, bringing together artists, scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and musicians for three days of mind and ear exploration.
Moogfest is a tribute to Dr. Robert Moog, founder of Moog Music, an American pioneer of electronic music for the invention of the Moog synthesizer. His inventions have shaped the way we hear the world.
The festival acknowledges the connection and creative process between engineer and musician by hosting daytime conferences and nightly entertainment.
“Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation with innovative programming that perfectly mirrors Durham’s momentum as a capital of technology, culture and entertainment,” Emmy Parker, brand director at Moog Music, said in a press release.
Tickets are available at the festival’s website and include all day and nighttime programming. Early Bird tickets are already sold out.
Durham will present cutting edge music in intimate venues throughout the city at night with a mix of ticketed and free community programming.
In celebration of the date and location announcement, Moogfest released “Translational Drifts: Moogfest Vol. 1,” the first EP in a series of free digital recordings from past, present and future Moogfest artists. The five-song EP showcases contemporary acts paying tribute to the rich history of electronic music with a fresh sound for the future. “Translational Drifts” is available below via Soundcloud.