The Future Convergence of Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool and Bob Moog Foundation Archives
The Moogseum is the hallmark project of the Bob Moog Foundation, the culmination of years of hard work and the success of both of our main projects, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool and the preservation of the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.
The Moogseum and the Moogseum Store will be located at 56 Broadway Street in the heart of beautiful downtown Asheville, NC with an opening date of May 23, 2019, which would have been Bob’s 85th birthday! It will be open every day from 11am-5pm, except Sundays and Tuesdays. You can call 828-258-1262 for more information.
The Moogseum will bring Bob’s pioneering legacy to life through unique experiential historical exploration and multi-sensory educational exhibits. It will include:
- A beautiful, multi-media, Interactive Timeline of Bob’s life and work, including never before seen personal documents that lend great insight into his thinking. Over 700 archival items will be accessible through the timeline’s touchscreen kiosks.
- The all-important story of Leon Theremin and his seminal invention, the theremin, both inspirational forces in Bob’s life and work (three of Bob’s rare, early theremins will also be on display!) which will lead to a bay of interactive theremins, providing easy instruction on how to play the theremin and understanding waveforms.
- The “How Electricity Becomes Sound” immersive visualization dome invites guests to step inside a circuit board and trace electricity as it evolves into sound, delving into the very heart of Bob’s work in sound synthesis.
- Re-creation of Bob’s workbench, and an exhibit on modular synthesis, featuring a legendary modular that includes prototype modules from the late 60’s.
- The one-of-a-kind “History of Synthesis” Interactive Timeline honors 34 historical and contemporary developments in the field, bringing many fascinating but little-known instruments to life and giving a context to Bob’s work.
- The Learning Synthesis exhibit provides a hands-on, immersive opportunity into the basics of sound synthesis for the novice and advanced learner.
Please support the Moogseum! Donate here: http://bit.ly/DonateBobMoogFoundation
OR send a donation to: The Bob Moog Foundation, 56 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.
The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
We are not associated with the manufacturer Moog Music, Inc., nor do we receive any financial support from them. Our support comes from donors like you. Donations are tax-deductible.