Moogfest 2018 has personally been one of my favorite festivals. It’s a full blown event featuring appearances from around the world. Moogfest has performances, discussions, workshops and more. Many of the venues are in structures where weather isn’t an issue – unless you’re attending an outdoor show. To me, Moogfest is more than just an entertaining party. It’s a collection of events ranging from discussions of music history and politics, to technology – a screenshot of the past, present and a blueprint for the future. That said, there are many shows happening at the same time. Here’s my five to look forward to.
A3 Spatial Sound – the Armory in Downtown Durham will be converted to a large-scale performance venue. A3 hosts an immersive 360-degree sound system with 24 independent sources, making it the most advanced sonic environment of its size for popular applications. Within the space, performers can articulate sound from every angle, enveloping the listener within an elevated multi-sensory experience. A3 at Moogfest 2018 is made possible through close collaboration with Meyer Sound and Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technolo. Expect performances from Author & Punisher, Mouse on Mars featuring Sonic Robots, and Suzanne Ciani performing an original score to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Psychic TV – One of the icons from England’s underground (of the underground), Genesis P-Orridge will be performing a one off show at Moogfest 2018.
Sleep Concert – Personally I’ve never lasted the entire night sleeping because i’m a night person, but whatever I was able to relax in the last two years was worth it. Honestly the Robert Rich event was more enjoyable although Larraji was alright too. This year members from the Bedroom Community will perform.
First Presbyterian Church performances – Last year it was Colleen and two years ago it was Gwenno. With Upper Glossa, Alexandre Bazin and Annie Hart this year, expect another event to look forward to.
No Eyes The project of Seanny Georgie should shine in a sea of impressive talent at Pinhook on Thursday evening. If you read this on Thursday and you like someone to master dreamy, haunted and depressive soundscapes with Gameboy in hand then attend this event. I’ll be looking forward to it.
Tickets are still available at the Moogfest/Eventbrite site.