On the Road: Early “Live” Moog Modular Artists

Moog Modular Historian Thom Holmes Explores Early “Live” Moog Modular Artists (1965-1970) We stray from Moog recordings for this edition of the blog to document some of the early pioneers of live Moog Modular performance. While digging through many of … Continued

Michelle Moog-Koussa Remembers Keith Emerson

A Massive Loss and a Monumental and Ethereal Connection   For three days I have struggled to write a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson. All I could muster was his name, staring starkly back at me from my unrelenting computer … Continued

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

  Beginning on May 2, 2014, The History Center in Tompkins County, in partnership with the Bob Moog Foundation, will open the exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer. Illustrating the story of Dr. Robert Moog and the creation and evolution … Continued

Thom Holmes: Indexing the Moog Modular from 1967-1970

The Moog Modular 1967–1970: An Index* Tabulating Leading Indicators of Early Moog Influence I want to look back to four years that changed electronic music history. The years were 1967 to 1970, the first years during which Bob Moog’s Modular … Continued

Moog: A History in Recordings–Early Moog Jazz by Thom Holmes

Jazz Embraces the Moog Synthesizer By Thom Holmes Jazz was one of the last major genres of music to embrace the synthesizer. What made it possible for synthesizers to finally thrive in jazz was portability—the availability of portable performance instruments … Continued