Moogfest 2017 announces the latest line up.
Over 150 participating artists including Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Gotye, Suzanne Ciani, Derrick May, 808 State, Jessy Lanza, Simian Mobile Disco, Moor Mother, Syrinx, Visible Cloaks, Princess Nokia, and Function added to growing list of Moogfest 2017 participants.
Gotye Presenting a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey, The Center for Deep Listening Honoring Pauline Oliveros, and Peanut Butter Wolf Honoring Bernie Worrell and Other Musicians We’ve Lost.
Over forty performing artists also leading workshops and sessions in four-day conference program.
The independent, annual, four-day festival will take place in Durham, North Carolina from May 18-21, 2017. This year marks its 11th iteration honoring the spirit of inventor Bob Moog.
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|Durham, NC (March 7, 2017): Today, Moogfest reveals its lineup of musical performers, led by Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Gotye, Suzanne Ciani, Derrick May, 808 State, Simian Mobile Disco, Syrinx, Jessy Lanza, and Function. Building on the experimental format of previous years, Moogfest continues to integrate Future Sound (performances) and Future Thought (conference) programming, with many of these artists also leading sessions during the daytime conference program.
Moogfest’s trademark mix of intimate venues and masterful collaborations creates an unforgettable experience festival-goers will not find anywhere else. Experimental electronic and avant-garde dance music is complemented by thematic programming like Black Quantum Futurism, Protest, and Techno-Shamanism that span day-into-night. This year returns with adventurous formats such as live film scores, an overnight live music sleep concert, prelude to sleep listening parties, long-form durational performances, and presentations by leading Instrument Designers.
Moogfest has also invited artists including Gotye and Peanut Butter Wolf to help honor some of the innovative musicians we lost in 2016, including Jean-Jacques Perrey, Pauline Oliveros, Bernie Worrell and Keith Emerson. This 2017 lineup reinforces Moogfest’s commitment to bold experimentation, with some of the most important musicians and thinkers of our day helping to blur the lines between audience and artist, conversation and collaboration, technology and creativity.
FUTURE THOUGHT + FUTURE SOUND
Stones Throw/Leaving Records will co-present masterclasses and workshops with label-head Peanut Butter Wolf; former New Jersey b-boy MNDSGN; experimental drummer, songwriter and director Deantoni Parks; and autodidactic violinist/vocalist Sudan Archives. Legendary DJ Greg Belson will join Peanut Butter Wolf to drop crate-digging knowledge in a masterclass of encyclopedic storytelling that only DJs of this musical caliber can pull off. Nona Hendryx, “Queen of Transformation” and co-founder of pioneering Afrofuturist 80’s funk group LaBelle, will demo and host a conversation on her trend-setting wearable tech instruments and, as ambassador of artistry at Berklee College of Music, will also support with their workshop program.
New York’s boutique imprint RVNG Intl. will co-present two workshops helmed by critically-acclaimed Visible Cloaks and 1970s Canadian prog veterans Syrinx. Manchester, England’s acid house pioneers 808 State will spread the electronic gospel in a masterclass as unique as their approach to rave culture. Other talent doing multiple programs at this year’s Moogfest include Princess Nokia, Russell E.L. Butler, Elysia Crampton, K-Hand, Colleen, Elon Katz, Marisa Anderson, Mary Lattimore, Pharmakon, Noveller, Container, S U R V I V E, and Wolf Eyes.