Asheville, NC - The Bob Moog Foundation has created a calendar celebrating the rich history of the Moog Legacy through vintage photos, memorabilia, quotes and information taken directly from the synthesizer pioneer's archive. The photos trace pivotal moments in Moog''s early career and highlight many musicians and pioneers who inspired his work. Throughout the calendar, which is laden with images of early Moog instruments, Bob''s thoughts and philosophies about his work are shared in an effort to give greater understanding to his history and path; his was one of collaboration, listening and absolute dedication to musician''s needs.
The calendar includes five vintage photos of Moog himself, taken from 1958-1974. The remaining photos are of his mentors and collaborators:
Paul Beaver and Bernie Krause br> Isao Tomita
Mark Vail, well-known synthesizer historian and author of Vintage Synthesizers proclaims:
“What a beautiful, informative, and intricately detailed document the 2010 Bob Moog Foundation Calendar is! The rarely — if ever before — seen photos are outstanding, so much so that in 2011 I may extract and frame many of them for my studio walls. On second thought, the calendar as a whole will end up in my archives; I promise no scissors will ever touch it. Also extremely cool and drool-worthy are the Moog Modular images in the background. Well done! I can hardly wait for the 2011 edition.”
The calendar was designed by Asheville-based graphics artist Rose Hecht in collaboration with the Bob Moog Foundation. Through her designs, Rose pays homage to the original Moog modular synthesizer as the instrument that spawned an industry and radically changed the face of popular music. The background of every page touts panels of knobs and patchbays — images taken from photos of an early modular that was used in Moog''s shop in the 60s. That instrument is one of the many priceless items in Moog''s archives.
“The 2010 Bob Moog Foundation Calendar is a fantastic vehicle for us to share some of the historical treasures that we have found in Bob's archives. It traces the Bob's early path and explores some crucial moments in Moog history. We are delighted to have offer the calendar, which is sure to become a collector's item among electronic music and history enthusiasts.” stated Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation.
The calendar is available for purchase for $20.00 on the Bob Moog Foundation's brand new online store. The store also features t-shirts, limited edition CDs and DVDs and other foundation related merchandise. All proceeds from online sales go to fund the foundaiton's ongoing projects, including the preservation of Bob's historical and extensive archives, the expansion of our Student Outreach Project and creation a Moogseum in Asheville, NC.
The Bob Moog Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to carry on the legacy of Bob Moog through educating and inspirng children and adults through the power and possibilities of electronic music and through the intersection of science, music and innovation. The foundation has three main projects: preserving and protecting Bob Moog's archives, creating a Student Outreach Program that brings electronic music into the schools, and its hallmark project, the creation of a Moogseum in Asheville, NC, for which it was recently awarded a $600,000 lead grant by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority. For more information go to www.moogfoundation.org.