The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to bring sonic inspiration, engagement, and education to Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, October 25th-27th, with an expanded Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience. Featuring an array of synthesizers, theremins, effects, oscilloscopes and more, the Interactive Sonic Experience will be free and open to all ages from 12-6pm each day of the festival in the lobby of the Diana Wortham Theater.
Concert goers and the general public are invited to explore the sonic universe and learn about the fundamentals of synthesis through hands-on interaction with a range of incredible electronic musical instruments. Marc Doty, Education Specialist for the Bob Moog Foundation and highly esteemed synth demonstrator with over 5 million views on YouTube, will be present throughout the festival to guide attendees through the Interactive Sonic Experience.
Experience Audio-Visual Control with Mark Mosher
New to this years’ set up will be Boulder-based electronic musician and performer Mark Mosher who will be bringing his multi-player “9 Box” to Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience. Part collaborative instrument, part interactive installation – the 9 Box allows up to four casual players to instantly make music and shape sound using smart wireless sensor cubes called AudioCubes made by California-based Percussa. In addition to being an intriguing jam instrument, the 9 Box and AudioCubes are becoming popular as a teaching solution in STEM schools.
Visit the Bob Moog Foundation in the lobby of the Diana Wortham Theater and get your fill of sonic exploration!
Moutain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Provides Funding for Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool and Bucombe County Schools
Mountain Oasis proudly supports creativity and education in Western North Carolina by donating a portion of each ticket purchased to Buncombe County Schools Foundation and Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation‘s hallmark education project. Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool engages 1000 students in the science of sound through the magic of music in three Western North Carolina school districts.
The mission of the Buncombe County Schools Foundation is to establish partnerships with local individuals, businesses, corporations, and other foundations for the purpose of supporting education in the Buncombe County School System. Today, the Foundation serves the six school district’s 25,000 plus students as well as approximately 4,000 employees of the Buncombe County School System.
The Bob Moog Foundation and Buncombe County Schools work together to bring Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool to over 500 2nd grade students in the district.