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Sean McDonald, one of the BMF Board Members, put together this first in our new series, “A Minute with The Moog Foundation”. Features content from:
- Erik Norlander and THE WALL OF DOOM Synthesizer
- HATCH Asheville
- Laura Escudé
- Ben Mason / NEB.cinema
- photos Jen Lepkowski Photography
- music by Your Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (available for purchase at our store)
A few quick notes from Sean (me):
It was truly an honor to install select pieces from Bob Moog’s Archives at the HATCH Design & Technology Gallery. We were able to use the fantastic space at the Asheville Area Arts Council, and had lots of help from Rockstar Volunteers Alex Hornbake*, Greg Bliss and Allen Davis. (We named Allen the honorary curator of the installation after his game-changing volunteer work the night before opening.)
Laura Escudé rocked my world, again, at HATCH Asheville 2010. We met her at HATCH Asheville 2009, where she performed with Scott Pagano, who was a HATCH mentor. This year, Laura came back to Asheville and performed on her own, in collaboration with Ben Mason’s NEB.cinema project and along with Scott, again, but this time with a recorded video he animated. All of it was…extraordinary.
Ben Mason rocked it all over HATCH this year, just like last year. Ben sees the world through a different set of lenses than most of us, and his unique worldview results in an intensely creative, innovative set of interactive audio / video experiences. Freakin’ rad.
We were also lucky enough to share the gallery space with Rajeev Kulkarni from 3D Systems who brought extraordinary three-dimensional print out’s from his company’s technology. Inspiration! As was the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which we got to tour.
HUGE thanks to HATCH Asheville and HATCH Bozeman for hosting the Bob Moog Foundation. HATCH is a platform — the more you put into it, the more you get out of it — and the BMF has put a lot into, and built a network of world-class contacts who inspire, guide & empower our growing organization. It’s an honor to be a sponsor — to be part of the team.
We’ll be back in May with another Minute with The Moog Foundation!
Sean McDonald [email me]
*You’ll be hearing more about Alex soon…check back for details on a new project!