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Carolina Home + Garden Magazine | The Daughter of Invention

Carolina Home + Garden Magazine | The Daughter of Invention

Michelle Moog-Koussa didn’t know much about her famous father’s legacy until Robert Moog, inventor of the the first commercial synthesizer, died in 2005.

“My father always held his career at arm’s length from the family, so I had very, very little exposure to ‘Bob Moog’ as a kid and even as an adult,” she says. “When he was sick, and when he passed away, we received thousands of testimonials from people all over the world attesting to how he had changed or even transformed their lives.”

MIDI Association | The Bob Moog Foundation Honors Synth Innovator

MIDI Association | The Bob Moog Foundation Honors Synth Innovator

It was this revelation of his reach and impact on so many people that motivated Michelle Moog-Koussa and her family to form the Bob Moog Foundation. Now in its 13th year, the BMF honors Bob Moog through its stated mission “to ignite creativity at the intersection of music, science, history and innovation.”

The Verge | There’s Now a Museum Dedicated to Robert Moog and Synthesis Called the Moogseum

The Verge | There’s Now a Museum Dedicated to Robert Moog and Synthesis Called the Moogseum

Robert Moog changed the landscape of music forever when he launched the first commercial synthesizer in the ‘60s. Since then, the Moog name has become synonymous with synthesis and iconic pieces of hardware like the Minimoog. Now, the Bob Moog Foundation has opened the Moogseum — a museum dedicated to Moog’s work and other important music devices — in Asheville, North Carolina.

Engadget | Moog Museum Tells the History of Popular Synthesized Music

Engadget | Moog Museum Tells the History of Popular Synthesized Music

There’s no doubt that Bob Moog had a massive influence on music by making synthesizers popular and accessible, and now there’s a dedicated place to pay homage to his legacy. The Bob Moog Foundation has opened the Moogseum, a museum in Asheville, North Carolina that includes static and interactive exhibits devoted to its namesake’s synths as well as other electronic instruments.

5 Mag | The Moogseum is Maybe the Coolest Museum in the World

5 Mag | The Moogseum is Maybe the Coolest Museum in the World

Asheville, North Carolina is already a kind of mecca for a certain type of musician. It’s the home of Moog Music, the company which carries on the legacy of manufacturing Dr. Bob Moog’s legendary instruments and continuing his explorations in music synthesis. It’s a three hour drive from Moogfest in Durham. And it’s the home of the (independent, non-profit) Bob Moog Foundation.

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From The Blog

First Minimoog Voyager Ever Sold Now on Display In New Moogseum Exhibit

The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to unveil a special new exhibit opening at the Moogseum: Minimoog Voyager Signature Edition serial #002 signed by Bob Moog. In addition to being signed, this legendary synthesizer was hand-built, was the first ever sale from the current Moog Music, Inc., and was recently donated to the Bob Moog Foundation Archives by the Board of Directors President, David Mash, who has been its sole owner.

The Moogseum and Aloft Hotel Launch Poster Art Exhibit and “Meet The Artist” Event

The Bob Moog Foundation and Moogseum are excited to partner with Aloft Asheville Downtown to host a pop-up art exhibit at the hotel’s gallery celebrating Bob Moog’s influential impact on the music community in Asheville and the world at large. Featuring framed, synthesizer-themed art posters from the Moogseum, the exhibit continues Aloft Asheville Downtown’s long standing commitment to supporting and celebrating Asheville’s local artists and purveyors through its local art program.

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