Thereminist Extraordinaire Randy George Performs On Bob Moog’s Birthday As Part of Moogmentum In Place

The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to host a Facebook live stream concert with theremin virtuoso Randy George on Saturday, May 23, 2020 in honor of what would have been Bob Moog’s 86th birthday, and the one year anniversary of the Moogseum. Broadcasting live from his studio in Los Angeles, CA at 8pm (ET)/5pm (PT), Randy will perform on his one-of-a-kind set up (shown below), including a Moog Etherwave Pro theremin, a Haken ContinuuMini, and a collection of wireless peripheral devices of his own design. This concert is part of Moogmentum In Place, a series of live streaming events celebrating Moog’s birthday and the anniversary of the Moogseum.

“My father’s deepest musical and technical inspiration was the theremin. He began making theremins when he was just 15 years old, and he continued to create over 15 different models over a 50+ year period. His love and promotion of the theremin eventually led to his invention of the Moog synthesizer. It is ultimately fitting that Randy George will offer the musical gift of a theremin performance on my father’s birthday, and that he will do it in a way that integrates a highly innovative, inventive spirit, reminiscent of the spirit that my father brought to his work. Randy’s concert is an ode to Bob Moog, and to the great Leon Theremin himself.” — Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director, Bob Moog Foundation

Randy’s dedication to and passion for the theremin has advanced awareness of the rare craft through roles as soloist, session musician, lecturer, and video creator, and culminated in over 21 million YouTube views, a variety of respected collaborations and many college lectures and performances over his career. 

“Since discovering the theremin only one year after he passed, Bob’s work and legacy has always been a powerful guiding inspiration for me. The instrument I perform on today, the Moog Etherwave Pro, was his final theremin design, and unquestionably the product of a lifetime of dedication to a rare art. It’s incredibly humbling to know that every melody I play is only possible because this great man wanted to share the joy of performing space controlled music. What an amazing gift!” — Randy George

Randy’s Unique Setup

Randy and his Etherwave Pro Theremin

Randy’s Custom Designed Wireless Ring Controller
The Haken ContinuuMini Plays a Major Role in Randy’s Performance, as well as other custom wireless devices of Randy’s own invention
Randy Integrates Lots of Hidden Technology Into His Performance

“I’m thrilled to contribute energy to Moogmentum in Place in celebration of Bob’s birthday and streaming in support of the Moogseum during this challenging time. His legacy has touched a lot of people in the music industry, but it has also altered the course of life for many of us who share his passion for the theremin. I’m here to help keep the flame burning.”