The Museum of Making Music and The Bob Moog Foundation announced Waves of Inspiration: The Legacy of Moog exhibition, which will run from August 29, 2009, to April 30, 2010, at the museum''s facilities in Carlsbad, Calif.
The exhibition, which highlights the inventor's career and the impact that it had on the world of music, will feature rare vintage synthesizers and other related Moog instruments and memorabilia from the Bob Moog Archives and from various private collections. A custom video presentation created by Moog historian and exhibit consultant Brian Kehew will form a central part of the exhibit. The exhibit will explore the numerous musicians, engineers and colleagues who played a role in the evolution of the Moog sound and the relationship between and the inventor/toolmaker and the musician, as well as the genesis of a variety of musical interfaces.
The instruments featured in the exhibit will trace the history of Moog''s work. The exhibit begins with vintage Theremins and a prototype of the first modular synthesizer that originally belonged to Herb Deutsch, an experimental music composer from Long Island whose 1963 meeting with Dr. Bob Moog would help define the synthesizer as a musical instrument and set a course for the future of electronic music.
The opening weekend (August 29-31) will kick off with a launch of the Moog exhibition featuring an intimate musical performances by Keith Emerson and Erik Norlander, and talks by Larry Fast and Brian Kehew.
Tickets for the opening weekend events can be purchased on the Museum's Website beginning August 3, 2009. This exhibition is funded in part by The Norris Foundation.