Modular Icons: Artist & Synth Spotlight

Modular Icons: Artist & Synth Spotlight

[MODULAR ICONS IS ON SALE FOR 50% OFF THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH – HTTP://BIT.LY/MODULARICONS] In May 2019, industry giant Native Instruments released Modular Icons, a sound library featuring a plethora of legendary,…

On the Road: Early “Live” Moog Modular Artists

On the Road: Early “Live” Moog Modular Artists

Moog Modular Historian Thom Holmes Explores Early “Live” Moog Modular Artists (1965-1970) We stray from Moog recordings for this edition of the blog to document some of the early pioneers of live Moog Modular performance. While digging through…

Michelle Moog-Koussa Remembers Keith Emerson

Michelle Moog-Koussa Remembers Keith Emerson

A Massive Loss and a Monumental and Ethereal Connection   For three days I have struggled to write a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson. All I could muster was his name, staring starkly back at me from my unrelenting computer screen. As I…

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

  Beginning on May 2, 2014, The History Center in Tompkins County, in partnership with the Bob Moog Foundation, will open the exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer. Illustrating the story of Dr. Robert Moog and the…

Thom Holmes: Indexing the Moog Modular from 1967-1970

Thom Holmes: Indexing the Moog Modular from 1967-1970

The Moog Modular 1967–1970: An Index* Tabulating Leading Indicators of Early Moog Influence I want to look back to four years that changed electronic music history. The years were 1967 to 1970, the first years during which Bob Moog’s Modular…