Early “Live” Moog Modular Artists: John Mills-Cockell

This is the first of a series of blogs on early live uses of the Moog Modular. Before Keith Emerson took his mammoth “Monster Moog” on tour in 1971—an astonishing feat by any measure—there were several forays into live performances by a number of Moog users. Their experience spanned music genres, from classical, experimental, art rock, and jazz. All before the year 1970.

A History of the Moog Modular in Space Music

While most musicians were finding ways to adapt the Moog Modular to popular music–using the keyboard controller to play the instrument like an organ– others found satisfaction in creating “beds” and continuously changing background textures of sounds.

Thom Holmes: Reflection on the Moog Influence

Thom Holmes: Reflection on the Moog Influence

Moog: A History in Recordings Thom Holmes August 2015 The Moog Influence I want to veer from the subject of recordings for this edition of the blog to honor Bob Moog and the industry that he started. In a way, this blog is still about the…

Thom Holmes: The Rarest of Moog Modular Recordings

Moog Rarities: A Survey of the Most Hard-to-Find Moog Recordings In past blogs I’ve written about the first recordings of the Moog Modular Synthesizer (http://tinyurl.com/mr9h6be) and Moog Obscura (http://tinyurl.com/nfphav5), odds and ends from…