News – Moogfest 2019 announces phase one of their line up

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This morning (Feb 21, 2019), Moogfest 2019 announced phase one line up of their 15th anniversary festival to be held in Durham, NC April 25th to April 28th. Among listed are  music artists Matthew Dear, A Place to Bury Strangers, Ouri and Tim Hecker and The Konoyo Ensemble.

Last year REM frontman Michael Stipe headed the intimate conversation and daytime slate.  I even walked by him once or twice during Wes Borland’s set of the four hour durational performances.  This year its Martin Gore – chief songwriter for New Wave legends Depeche Mode. Gore has helped define a genre while driving the darker precepts of dance music from the ‘80s onward. This year, he heads up Moogfest’s daytime slate with an intimate conversation in the Carolina Theatre.

Also this year, Moogfest announced the annual sleep concert will be performed by composer William Basinski.  In mentioning his “iconic tape recordings “The Disintegration Loops” “, expect his Moogfest appearance to be even more ephemeral, the dream guide for participants in a one of a kind performance, authoring sounds to shepherd them through a full night’s sleep cycle.

According to Moogfest, in the coming weeks they’ll be announcing more artists, the 2019 Keynote, free events and local talent, details of the Engineer Workshop, the full lineup of daytime presenters and workshops, and so much more.

Until then here’s some related past Moogfest articles.

Moogfest 2018 in Review –
and the republished version –

Chill #40 featuring music from Moogfest 2018 –

The Five to look forward to at Moogfest 2018 –

Best Performances from Zola Jesus and Colleen –

source of news courtesy of press release, other contributions from Ray DeSpinlema