Tag: Moogfest

Interview: Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she’s released 15 solo albums, provided the voice and sounds for Bally’s groundbreaking “Xenon” pinball machine, received the 2017 Moog Innovation Award, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. At last month’s Moogfest 2018, Suzanne Ciani and collaborator, Layne, unveiled the world premiere of live score in ... Read more

Moogfest 2018: A Festival Lesson For The Resistance

Durham, North Carolina may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking (electronic) music festival, but this small city in the American South annually plays host to one of the finest and most forward thinking celebrations of music, technology, art, and politics around. With a mission set in growth and philosophy, and a 2018 focus on lineup diversity, Moogfest is a dual approach event, splitting its education and entrepreneurship focused days with cutting edge performance nights. Set across 4 days, 17 – 20 May, the festival is spread across multiple venues throughout the newly developed city of ... Read more

Interview: Ellen Allien

What could possibly be said about Ellen Allien that hasn’t already been…a first generation female DJ, Internationally touring artist, label owner, and role model, Ellen has done and been nearly everywhere for her two decades+ in the scene. Last weekend, we met up on site in North Carolina as she followed up Helena Hauff at Moogfest’s opening night. With new remixes of Mount Kimbie‘s T.A.M.E.D. available now, a huge North American tour (with stops at Movement Detroit, Electric Island Toronto, and more), a We Are Not Alone Off Week party on 15 June, there’s tons to talk about over a ... Read more

Interview: Moritz Simon Geist

A performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer, Moritz Simon Geist aka Sonic Robots is a unique figure treading the lines between electronic music and electronics. Drawing from his background as both a classical musician and a robotics engineer, with an expertise in prototyping technologies and 3D-Printing, Geist’s projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations with his immersive MR-808 Interactive a perfect example, allowing audience members to program the drum robot and listen to the emerging of the sound in realtime. His current installations, the kinetic sculpture Tripods Oneand the mini robot run Soft Manipulator, continue this track of ... Read more

Interview: Umfang

Born in New York City, raised in the Mid West, and now a staple of Brooklyn’s underground electronic scene, Umfang’s amorphous polyrhythmic Techno productions have been felt everywhere from Ninja Tune to Dekmantel. The co founder of the Discowman collective, and monthly resident of Brooklyn’s Technofeminism concept since 2012, consistently enjoys playing with people’s expectations of how a Techno set can be defined. With a political edge rooted in 21st Century ideals that push history, diversity, and accessibility throughout a still male-dominated industry, Umfang’s willingness to break the template has set her, and the multitude of emerging talents she has ... Read more

10 International Spring Festivals You Can’t Miss

It finally feels like Spring here in Amsterdam, and with a week removed from our Unofficial festival kickoff that was DGTL AMS 2018, we thought we’d take a look at a few of the other festivals we’re excited for through the season of rebirth. In no order at all, and with no real limitations, these 10 events are on our calendar from now through until the summer solstice. Here, there are massive festivals, conferences, industry staples, local gems, and respected brands all doing their thing for 2018. What Spring festivals are you most interested in attending? Lente Kabinet 2018 After ... Read more

Moogfest Brings Initial Lineup Announcement Focusing On Leading Female & Transgender Industry Figures

Led by Female, Transgender, and Non Binary figures, North Carolina’s Bob Moog celebration, Moogfest, unveils the first wave of its 2018 lineup. Spread across music and technology, Moogfest aims to develop conversation at the intersection between art and tech, featuring pioneers and foremost representatives in their respective fields. This year is no different, with the likes of Aurora Hala, Ellen Alien, Honey Dijon, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Shanti Celeste and Umfang joining some 25 others from the vast spectrum of electronic music. Additionaly, several keynote talks and conversations have been announced, headlined by whistleblowing icon Chelsea Manning in conversation on how ... Read more

Moogfest Celebrates Female, Transgender & Non-Binary Artists With 50 Hour Livestream

Moogfest, the stateside festival celebrating the life and legacy of Bob Moog, kicks off its upcoming activities with a special 50 hour livestream only featuring Female, Transgender, and Non-Binary artists. Beginning at 12pm EST 6 December and running along through 2pm EST 8 December, partnered with Tom Tom Magazine, the ALWAYS ON global livestream will put a personal spotlight and focus on the abundance of such artists actively exploring the frontiers hidden within electronic music, despite underrepresentation in major music spaces. The livestream will celebrate inclusivity through the lens of technology, here -electronic music, which also reflect’s Moogfest’s overall mission ... Read more

DHA & The Boom Room Present: Ataxia

Relocating from Detroit to New York, Ataxia is a producer & DJ duo composed of Ted Krisko and Eric Ricker. We present their mix in collaboration with the Boom Room. Ataxia, better known as a medical term for a loss of muscle coordination, is how the duo defines the nature of their music. Recently released was their well-received Visa V on Connaisseur Recordings. In early 2016, the group will return to Leftroom Records, where their international release career began. Alongside their activities in the studio, Ataxia perform at some of North America’s best clubs, such as Standard Rooftop in Downtown LA, ... Read more