Moogmentum In Place- Alex Wurman to Perform Sonic Meditation for Mothers

We are thrilled to announce that EMMY® Award Winning composer Alex Wurman will perform a fundraising Facebook live stream concert from the Bob Moog Foundation’s Facebook Page to benefit the Foundations projects.

The event takes place one Saturday, May 9th at 8pm (ET) / 5pm (PT), the eve before Mother’s Day.

Wurman will inspire a worldwide audience with A Sonic Meditation for All Mothers on a Yamaha Disklavier piano and a Moog Voyager synthesizer. The performance and accompanying question and answer, which will last approximately an hour, is meant to offer musical solace during these times of difficulty. Attedees will have the opportunity to donate to the Foundation during the performance using Facebook’s donation portal, or by sending a donation via Paypal.

Alex Wurman is a highly versatile composer with a broad musical palette. His varied career has included creating critically-acclaimed music for Oscar®-winning films, supporting comedy with musical punctuation for box office giants, and capturing the essence of brainy ideas for indie films. His music can be heard in the eerie piano melodies of Confessions of A Dangerous Mind, groovy ’70’s themes for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, contemporary interpretations of French impressionism for Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, and soulful melodies combined with ethereal orchestrations for March of the Penguins.

Most recently, Wurman scored Perpetual Grace LTD starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Jimmi Simpson, and Between Two Ferns The Movie, starring Zach Galifianakis, as well as the Amazon Original series Patriot

MOOG CONNECTION

Wurman credits his talents to the result of both nature and nurture. He hails from a musical family with generations devoted to the study and performance of music. Alex’s father, Hans Wurman was an arranger and composer who was among the pioneers in the world of electronic music, recording intricate works on the Moog Modular synthesizer, including The Moog Strikes Bach, Chopin A La Moog, Electric Nutcracker and Comic Carmen. 

Hans Wurman, pioneering synthesist, with a Moog Modular IIIC in 1967

We are thrilled to have Alex sharing his talents with us for our first offering of the Moogmentum In Place series of livestream events on our Facebook page. His participation brings with it a unique importance due to his father’s historical use of the Moog synthesizer and his relationship with Bob Moog.

Alex has been performing almost every night for the past several weeks for his friends, offering them a hi-fidelity audio experience that is best appreciated with headphones. These performances have evoked such calm and peace that we felt strongly they should be shared with a wider audience. We all need beauty and serenity in these troubled times, and Alex provides that with exquisite elegance.

“I knew the name Moog before I could throw a ball, but I thought it was a word, not a name,” recalls Wurman. “I’ve only seen the Nutcracker ballet once or twice on stage, but I know the music intimately having heard my father’s rendition countless times. When I first met Michelle, it was like meeting a relative I never knew I had. I am thrilled to make a contribution to the Bob Moog Foundation as it represents such a magnificent part of history, and my life.”