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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lust Immortal and Forever Feisty

 

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CD Review: Evil Monkey by Feisty Piranhas

Released in Posthumous Tribute to Peter Alex Lust III

Album Review by Joseph Timmons

Published by Mad Fish Productions and Available at www.thefeistypiranhas.com

 

 

A band is more than a group of guys or gals that travel around and play together, they are a unified spirit, bonded by a “musical blood” that flows through them. It is with this in mind, that when a band member passes from this realm, unexpectedly and oh so too young, we all mourn not just what they were, but what they could be.

63604_10150141500972586_3047683_nPeter Alex Lust III was young, energetic and a fighter to the core, no stranger to hardship and with a history of beating the medical odds, not only had he become a great musician and frontman to the Feisty Piranhas, Peter also majored in Political Science at California State University at Channel Islands, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and began to prepare himself for Law School. So his untimely death in December of 2013 was devastating to his band mates, but none more than the drummer of the band, who had seen Peter through all of his days in the Feisty Piranhas, through all his trials and tribulations in life, whom from day one loved peter more than life itself, the drummer, his father, Peter Lust Jr.

165098_10150141506182586_95043_nSince the death of Peter the younger, his father has held the band together and has created their new tribute album, Evil Monkey in memory of his son and 2 DVDs of Live Performances that chronicles and sets the foundation for his son’s legacy in music. These releases have captured the very essence of his son and the wonderful music he brought forth to his many fans and the pride to his family’s hearts.

Evil Monkey by Feisty Piranhas is a collected work of songs recorded ad tracked just prior to Peter’s death, but not completed, his father and the band completed the album and has released it to the public on their website, all proceeds of the CD sales and the DVD sales will support The Music Foundation For The Memory of Peter Alex Lust III.

165730_10150141504967586_2859994_nThe new album was mastered at the famed Bernie Grundman in Hollywood. Though dubbed a “pop-punk, rock & reggae” band, they are much more; they have vibrancy and a mystique that is quite difficult to put into words.

With driving rhythm and a pinch of rebel angst, a hard edge and a balanced, finished sound that rivals artists of longer past, the Feisty Piranhas are formidable. Feisty Piranhas have been compared to bands like NOFX, Green Day, Rush, Pink Floyd and for good reason; they have that something special that makes their music both hypnotic an enduring. It is, I feel, for this reason that this album Evil Monkey, will be the greatest memory of Peter Alex Lust III that will be like his spirit, an eternal reminder of his life.

63195_10150141505217586_1679665_nTracks on this album that stand out the most is a difficult phrase to say since all the tracks are momentous in themselves and all together magnificent.

I am however especially fond of what I feel are the best of the best on Evil Monkey – the songs  “Changing the World”, “This Is Her”, “Armageddon”, ”Shenanigans” and “Show Me A Free Man And I’ll Show You A Fool”.

For all the power and energy in the music, it is also very haunting, knowing that this voice is singing to us from beyond, proving there is a heaven and that an afterlife may be filled with eternal joy if a person like Peter Alex Lust is there to prepare a place for us to stay.

157046_10150141502882586_7915453_nIt is said, that when we mourn ones passing, it is not because they are no longer on this earth with us, but because we are here without them, with your permission and with a tissue in hand, I will say to you, with this album you can hold back your tears for another day.

Peter is here with us, listening to him sing and play, “Changing the World”, one day at a time.

Visit their web sites and support The Music Foundation for the Memory of Peter Alex Lust III by purchasing this great album and DVD collections- On the Web At http://www.thefeistypiranhas.com, on Facebook and On YouTube.

 

 


Friday, February 13, 2015

Metal Icons Scorpions' Legendary “Virgin Killer” Album To Be Released On Limited Edition 180gm Vinyl!


“Truly one of the revolutionary, early heavy metal albums.”

Metal icons Scorpions' legendary “Virgin Killer” album will be released on limited edition 180gm vinyl by Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity in April. “Virgin Killer” is the first of four studio releases that really defined the Scorpions and their highly influential urgent metallic sound. It was released in 1976 and was the first album of the band to attract attention outside Europe. The album was a step in the band's shift from psychedelic music to hard rock. For the first time in the band's career the line-up stayed the same with Klaus Meine on vocals, Uli Jon Roth on lead guitar, Rudolf Schenker on rhythm guitar, Francis Buchholz on bass, and Rudy Lenners on drums. The nine tracks were laid down with Dieter Dierks producing.

The band is in top form and churns out some melodic yet blistering heavy rock. “Virgin Killer” is full of heavy songs and exceptionally, fast, innovative guitar leads by Uli Jon Roth. These songs are infectious and the Jimi Hendrix comparisons are endless, especially the sound of the thunder-heavy riffs and grooves on Uli's "Polar Nights" guitar solo that make it a classic.

“Virgin Killer” should have made the band superstars, but since metal was still very much an underground movement, the Scorpions would have to wait until the 1980's when the band cranked out their first hits. The metal is so clear cut and state-of-the-art on this historic recording and distinctly draws the line of what was classic hard rock and true heavy metal. 

“Virgin Killer” is simply essential listening; a landmark album for the genre's development that made Uli Jon Roth a guitar legend.

TRACKLIST:
1. Pictured Life
2. Catch Your Train
3. In Your Park
4. Backstage Queen
5. Virgin Killer
6. Hell-Cat
7. Crying Days
8. Polar Nights
9. Yellow Raven

Mastered for this vinyl release by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information: https://audiofidelity.net/product/scorpions-virgin-killer-lp

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Powerfest III Pummels Madison Theater

mike Ritchie From The Pit

Music and Show Reviews

by Mike Ritchie

Saturday January 17th Shumatsucon presented the third annual Powerfest showcasing the best of the Cincinnati/Kentucky music scene with a band of merry men making the long voyage from Madison Wisconsin. The seven band bill showcased everything from acoustic scalley-wagged pirates pulled from the ocean floor, armored warlord tyrants dressed to kill, the screaming, yelling frenzy of prog metal, the sound of hayfield’s ‘set ablaze’ like a stagecoach on fire.

The combined forces of a ninja, Spartan Warrior, beaked nosed drummer, Roman gladiator and a druid on stage at the same time. A bizarre carney concoction of Weird Al Yankovic meets punk, keyboards and clarinet and a loud heavy steampunk version of a Led Zeppelin crashing in a land of fiction far far away. The night was a maddeningly fun display of death, Viking and prog metal, and modernized steampunk. Since the first Powerfest the multi-genre event has promoted the most unique, diverse and bizarre talent the area has to offer.

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Cincy Powerfest was started by David Sugerman and Anthony Campbell in 2013 to teach themselves the process behind booking and promoting by building ties regionally/nationally with power metal acts. The resulting yearly one-night show was built around strong promotion and friendship, which has become the business model for the event. This year aimed for diversity, bringing a unique and energetic blend of local, regional and out of state bands. With a focus on power metal and an atmosphere of camaraderie, musicianship and mutual shared respect in a larger venue than local shows offer. This year’s show was planned by Anthony Campbell and Kenney Knipe, as well as local Cincinnati booking agent Joe Grizzly and Columbus area fandom convention Shumatsucon, hosted by Matt Geisen.

The vision became reality in 2013 with the inaugural Cincy Powerfest show consisting of Scarangella, Siren, Automaton, Hell Scorched Earth, Schallkrieg and Dethlehem from Pittsburgh. With around 100 in attendance the seed was born at the Thompson House in Newport, KY. In 2014 Powerfest returned with: Dynamite Thunderpunch, Schallkrieg, Hell Scorched Earth, Automaton, Stagecoach Inferno and Winterhymn (2014 US Paganfest touring band) with similar attendance.

This year Cincy Powerfest III’s lineup: Band of Pirates, Siegelord, Scarangella, Stagecoach Inferno, Lords of the Trident (Madison, WI), Ford Theatre Reunion and Automaton brought over 300 to the Madison Theater in Covington KY.

Yes, over three-hundred lovers and visitors of the carnal carnival creation came to listen, dance, mosh, sing, drink and scream. Whether you came dressed as a pirate, powerlord, gothic princess or just in standard all black, everyone got their coins worth.

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Preshow started at an early evening hour with Cincinnati’s Band of Pirates a merry crew of grog rockers, who actually encourage piratey piracy, as long as you’re not stealing anything. The gang included Larry Sparrow (a man most a-Depp’d to the stage) Rob Dorsey (a much more lively looking Barboosa), Dave Francy, Loren Muzzy (Loren the Black) unchained and pulled from the bloody deep or whatever crypt he chooses to rise from, and the lady of the sea herself Julie Langenderfer.

For all fans of pillaging, plundering and burning things they played a set of covers and tunes of the swashbuckler’s age. Musical tales filled with dance, decadence and the only thing better than a lot of gold coins, Johnny Cash, and singing songs about gold, silver, bronze, copper, pyrite, tin and other alloy metals. Even a pirate knows that everything that glistens isn’t gold. The songs of the sirens began as fifteen men stood over a dead man’s chest with gold shining in their eyes. It’s enough to make a pirate thirsty for strong drink. Yo Ho Ho more rum please. And now a song of the sea, way hey “Blow the Man Down.” So far it was a perfect storm for looters and merry men, and women.

They played “Hurt”, probably as it’s never been played before or as happy. Though Cash, may’ve had a better chance of not walking the plank back in the day than Reznor. They played a song by that band that got famous in that sleepy rainy town by the sea, Seattle. Intro’d as the riff stolen from Mudhoney. “My Girl,” did you sleep on another ship last night? Now for another oldie the Matey’s stole… and made better. What do you do with a drunken pirate early in the morning? Putt’em in a barrel with a hosepipe or stick’em in the captain’s daughter’s bed?

“Shiver Me Timbers Shiver My Bones,” was perhaps the best middle ground between Muppets and metal fans, Yo Ho He Ho. They take a break from tradition and play “All I know Is, I don’t Know Anything” by Operation Ivy. They break out the headbands and arena lighters for the tune that even Red Beard would’ve approved, cause they’re pirates, on the tall ship they ride. They’re wanted, wanted “Dead or Alive.” With a loud Yo Ho it’s “A Pirates Life for Me.” They finished, rolling one with Syd Barrett.

DSC_0036The show officially started at 7 as Cincinnati’s battle coated dark soldiers Siegelord played loud, heavy, death, epic blackened metal. After years of silence and slumber, darkness loomed as growler/guitarist Ulfr (self-described as everyone’s favorite asshole), the beast on the skins Sieven and the sexy butcher himself bassist Warg brought forth the story of a new dark conqueror.

The blasphemous soulless brothers, heavily inspired by anything dark fantasy gave praise capturing this morbid tale in song with dark lyrics and hails to their upcoming release Ascent of the Fallen.

Each track on their upcoming album will serve as a chapter in their own original story. The album tells the tale of Ulfr, Sieven and Warg as they find themselves exiled from their homeworld for worshiping the savage war-god, Ang Ul-Mak. The three berserker-priests and Ang Ul-Mak himself have been cast out for the madness and violent rituals they inspire. Coming into the new world, they learn that the exile has greatly weakened Ang Ul-Mak, and without a proper sacrifice, will die. Soon their mission becomes clear and must explore the new realm and spread mayhem and carnage as they seek a fitting sacrifice to nourish the soul of their dying lord.

Their battle cry shall be heard and heeded and after the last drop of blood, all shall know the story of The Fallen. It was Mad Max metal down the roads of apocalypse.

Ulfr resembled a warlord from the dark enemy of Beastmaster as he proclaimed dark, ominous anthems of destructive and diabolic deeds. “Fractured Pantheon” started with its deceptive acoustic beginning launching into dark, dirty black metal misanthropy and the tale of the exiled warriors. It was back of the dark forest black metal accompanied by a background classical feel. Bring the torches, bullet belts, leather jackets and warpaint for the forest band shot at midnight. “Gate Keeper” was the overseer of the door between lands and realms as the horns of conquest sounded. “Unkillable” was dedicated to Ulfr’s hero Oderus Urungus. “Destination of a Dying God” continued the unholy quest with lots of Venom finished by “Slaughter the Beautiful” and “Totem.”

DSC_0106Formed in 2006 Powerfest alumni Scarengella hails from Florence and proudly revealed their new incarnation at Powerfest. Playing a loud unique crossbreed of prog and thrash, Dream Theater meets Meshuggah they started with the triumphant and true Power Rangers. The revealing “At Close Range” had some Pantera in the chug and Anselmo in Andrew Ris’s vocals and some Korn in Colin Kennedy’s bass. It wouldn’t have been Powerfest without a song about “Dragons, Wizards, Thunder and Shit” and they delivered. “Through The Dream Gate” was followed by Scarnengella’s version of Trivium’s “Down From The Sky.” “When Fingers Clasp” started with a slow thrash rattle building to a Prong-like structure. A tune Tommy Victor could snap his fingers to.

DSC_0137From Louisville, the sluggers, players and proud causers of power spikes Stagecoach Inferno. Reminiscent of a bluesy Biohazard and the answer to what Ted Nugent, Charlie Daniels and CCR could’ve been like in a mosh pit causing metal band. making their second fest appearance the Wild West troubadour’s launched into the Iron Maiden inspired “The Dead and The Damned,” and was truly ‘death on the road’ Eddie style. For anyone that did them wrong, beware they brought the “Hammer & Tongs.” It’s the law of the west, “Atonement” by hook, crook, punishment or payback.

Time to raise your lighters and glasses. This is the west sir, when the legend becomes fact, print the legend. That’s “How The West Was One.” They ended on a tale about losing everything you loved in a circle pit and a “Black Blizzard.”

DSC_0218Making the long, weary multi-hour/state soldiers trek from Madison WI. Lords of the Trident came to entertain, and conquer. With a variety of props, costumes and athleticism singer Fang VonWrathenstein took to the crowd twice, winning the minion’s over two weapons at a time. What happens when Manowar and Iron Maiden meet Dragonforce with a touch or two of Greek theater… and tragedy. The other motley brethren include Killius Maximus on Centurian lead guitar, the guitar playing ninja Asian Metal, the hooded foreboding father of death and bass Pontifex Mortis and the beaked Dr. Vitus on drums. Their epic creation and journey can be read here www.lordsofthetrident.com.

They started with “Knights of Dragons Deep” because knights and dragons spend a lot of time together. They snuck under the guise of night into the enemy camp to cripple their defenses. Also running amok, swords in hand into the crowd, attacking randomly or with reason; converting those in need was VonWrathenstein. Back on stage he lost all control of his soprano on “Complete Control,” rivalling the peaks of Halford and King Diamond. The song ended with a very pitch-fork-like confetti trident cannon shooting a celebration shower onto the blackened masses. From Chains of Fire “Face of the Enemy” is a modern day manhunt Faceoff done Fight style.

DSC_0229“Haze of the Battlefield” was cast upon the crowd in dizzying array along with the manliest of witnesses, with a little dirty deeds. They also had a sign, to prove its utter and complete manliness to any non-believers. Next was the heralded and somewhat obligatory cover tune. After a group discussion included “Hair of the Dog”, “Rock You Like A Hurricane” and “Walk This Way” they decided on something completely different going back to the mid-eighties and their love of Jerry Curls and shiny red jackets.

The King of Pop was honored, gang war style, including a mid-song, one arm bare fist fight, because no one wants to be defeated, especially on stage in front of a full house of metalheads.

They have a new CD coming out, fittingly on Friday the 13th (ma-ma’s idea). It makes a lovely gift for your bloody valentine. Time for a highway to the danger zone and they’re sending you straight to Top Gun like an Iron Eagle. “Skyforce” harkened the airborne warriors and gave Fang another chance for a cutting edge meet and greet, this time with meat cleavers. Everyone survived (officially).

From Lexington, came something wicked. A carnival driven side-show with punk appeal and a bizarre bit of performance art played with keyboard, clarinet, drums, accordion and guitar. Ford Theater Reunion came to play some games, led by the dangerously sexy, limber and possibly multi-personality of Alex Ford. Think Pink possessed by the spirit of Wendy O Williams as a self-styled contortionist.

DSC_0301‘This song is about monsters,’ she slowly whispered into the mic. As the deceiving Kalliope started, “Connoisseur” brought the speed metal out of the accordion and drums. Next was a skin eater, he’s gonna get ya, he’s gonna get cha, he’s the boggie man… wait, he’s just an “Alligator” and a misunderstood swamp walker. But he is a mean mother, don’t mess with him, if you knock him in the air, you won’t get luggage.

Ford Theater Reunion is Weird Al Yankovic meets the Missing Persons (who did play together once in April 1982) and Roxette jammed together real pretty in a plasmatic package. They threw down on “The Ballad of Buffalo Jones.” It was enough for a big top blow out.

DSC_0404Automaton’s  story started with singer David J. Sugerman’s aka Duncan Batchworth III discovery of Steampunk. (A combination of cyberpunk and period corporate high-tech resistance groups with a mixture of hardcore fans inspired by Jules Verne’s writings largely based around creating their own costume period outfits imagined in 1800’s science fiction).

After falling in love with it and deciding that while area band shows were lively and creative, they lacked the heaviness he looked for. In 2012, he met drummer Anthony Campbell aka Mechanic James O’Brian at a thrift store and bounced around ideas. After a few local shows they played the second Steampunk Symposium, as well as Up in the Aether in Detroit, Cincy Comic Expo and opened for touring metal bands such as 3 Inches of Blood and the Warriors of Metal festival in Columbus.

Ryan Carney aka Captain Luther Meade and Kenney Knipe aka Professor Markus Wolverhampton comprise the other members. The idea involved a compelling stage show with acting, inspired by their favorite music (mostly Iron Maiden) and presented in a playful and adventurous story.

DSC_0415The lyrical/storyline setting of Automaton is a fictional alternate world where there are two nations bitterly divided. Ionia is the freshly industrialized strong nation of aristocrats surrounded by the large and tribal colony of Rekelar. Ionia cannot control Rekelar and out of disdain print The Azimuth, a propaganda spouting newspaper used to cover up the toxic waste dumps on the countryside. Duncan Batchworth III is the heir to The Azimuth’s media empire and doesn’t agree with his father’s practices, so he hires the press to run a new issue and deliver in mass to Rekelar exposing the corruption. With information compiled by Ionian professor Dr. Markus Wolverhampton, who joins the adventure, they join the Airship Initiative, and her crew Rekelarian smugglers Captain Luther Meade, Isaac Grimwood (a stowaway and brew master’s apprentice) and the charismatic mechanic James O’Brian.

They deliver the newspaper across the Ionian border, but are ambushed and shot down. The surviving crew hides to regroup and finish the delivery. They return to Ionia on a covert mission to rescue a group of Rekelarian resistance fighters from a prison and hijack a new airship. The rebels learn that Rekelar is responding to the news with a full-scale war and a newly finished war-forged machine called the Automaton, and they’ve already begun marching toward the Ionian border city. To be continued…..

They started showing off the new technology with the “Age of the Smokestacks.” Extra, extra read all about it, propaganda, controversy, the truth is finally told, government cover ups, toxic facts revealed “Hot Off the Press!” It’s also what Megadeth might sound like playing Iron Maiden.

It was time to “Stand and Be Counted,” for what you’re about to read. They’re the dealers of fact and fiction. They’ll make (up) the headlines, until “Dunc” decided to come clean. Now for a “Maverick” tune brought to you by the stroke of a quill and a big ass blimp. Have no fear, the “Journeymen” will “Construct” or borrow a new machine to give “Rise of the Ruined Nation.”

Near the end, Batchworth invited all the bands to come back up to throw down and celebrate a triumphant evening in front of the screaming crowd. There are already whispers and a spirited push for next year’s show.

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All images by Mike Ritchie www.facebook.com/mike.ritchie.338

Read more from the pit articles and reviews by Mike Ritchie on his web site www.coveringthescene.com

 


Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Presents FLUX and FLUX:FX

AdrianBelewJLoFaro_ElephantTalk2medresInnovative and Bold New Concepts in Music Creation for iOs

Guitar legend Adrian Belew has just released his newest music – and it’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. FLUX by belew™ is music that is never the same twice...think about that for a moment. This new revolution in music provides listeners with a mobile “listening experience” that blends music and art all in one accessible iOS application.

Now you have access to hundreds of combinations of new Adrian Belew songs, snippets and sound bites that have been cut up, randomized and reassembled in a way that's surprising and unique. The app embodies the future of technology and taps into what we love most about the Internet and social media: it’s always changing and moving forward. Developed in Amsterdam by MOBGEN and recorded by Belew himself, the musical roulette engine within FLUX by belew randomly connects sounds and beautiful visuals together using different algorithms to produce endless variations.

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“I wanted to involve art and nature in the recordings – not just songs and music but also the feeling of life itself, where things are different all the time,” says Belew. He intends to keep adding to FLUX to make it truly an ever-evolving experience.

For more information go to: http://bit.ly/flux_belew

 

FLUX:FX – A Gateway to Creative Possibilities !

At the 2015 NAMM Convention in Anaheim, I had the honor and opportunity to speak with Adrian Belew about FLUX:FX and the multitude of audio possibilities

Adrian’s newest music in the FLUX by belew app is currently available for iPhones and iPads through the iTunes store for $9.99.

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FLUX:FX is a multi-effect audio processor app for the iPad that lets you ‘play’ your effects. Innovative, intuitive and exciting, FLUX:FX lets you manipulate any audio signal into something entirely new, and redefines the possibilities of audio design and live performance in an app with an almost unlimited range of effect options.

FLUX:FX is a truly authentic digital platform for designing your sound. Featuring more than 30 modular effects blocks, a master Performance view with 1-touch interaction, an advanced Edit view with multi-touch and full assignment possibilities, and an innovative Sequencer view to bring motion to the audio signal, this app allows the user to easily create previously unheard sounds. Fully compatible with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and MIDI, FLUX:FX is made to connect seamlessly with existing live rigs and studio workflows.

Full details on the FLUX:FX application can be found at http://www.flux.noii.se

 

ABOUT ADRIAN BELEW

Adrian Belew is the world’s greatest experimental whammy twang bar, czar rhino, stunt guitarist extraordinaire. With a resume that features some of the biggest names in music including David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Nine Inch Nails, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Paul Simon and Tori Amos, Adrian is famous for pushing the boundaries of the guitar in both technical and tonal exploration. Today, Adrian Belew lives in Nashville, TN, touring the world and focusing on music and visual art that expands into the digital world through his latest creations, FLUX by belew and FLUX:FX.

Adrian Belew's official website: http://www.adrianbelew.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBelew


Kimmel at Large – Moog Legacies

 

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Kimmel At Large

Contributed Article & Photographs

by Peter Kimmel

 

This years’ NAMM Show, led me to seek out the origins of synthesized music. I found myself standing at the Bob Moog Foundation booth at various times throughout the show interacting with the Foundation’s resident Synth Guru, Marc Doty.

 

MarcDotyCloseupMarc Doty is a synthesist, composer, and educator. In 2006, Marc started one of the first analog synthesizer demonstration channels on YouTube, after being interviewed several times by Sonic State in England. The channel met with substantial success for its kind, and now has more than six million views.

Marc's demonstrative style includes information about the functional aspects of synthesis as well as the history of the development of synthesis in addition to descriptions of specifics of sound and functionality in regard to the synthesizer being demonstrated.  This style has made Marc's videos into more than just demonstrations.  They are in-depth educational seminars.

 

twoIn the summer of 2011, Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, brought Marc onboard for a "residency" at the Bob Moog Foundation in order to help fashion a Bob-Moog-centric science of sound curriculum to be used in the Foundation's educational efforts.  Marc was ideal for this residency, as he has a degree in Music Education, and is a living result of the legacy of Bob Moog.  This residency was originally intended to last a month. It was then extended to a month and a half.  At the end of it, The Bob Moog Foundation asked Marc if he would relocate to Asheville, NC for a permanent position.

 

Marc was given the title "Archive and Education Specialist", as his education experience and knowledge of the history of synthesis would aid with the Foundation's educational and preservation efforts.  The skills Marc developed in graphic design and video production are also a large part of his position.

 

oneAt the NAMM Show, when Marc wasn’t conversing with customers, self-described synthesizer geeks, and members of the electronic music intelligentsia, Marc was curator of demonstrations on Michael Lehmann Boddicker’s noted custom Moog Modular synthesizer located in the Bob Moog Foundation booth for the duration of NAMM 2015, and demonstrating other historically relevant synthesizers the Bob Moog Foundation features in their booth.

 

MichaelLehmannBoddicker.withhisModularMoog2The invention of the Moog Synthesizer in 1964 revolutionized the sonic possibilities available to music artists for expressing their creativity. Dr. Bob Moog was an innovator in the world of electronic music. For half a decade, he worked to expand the boundaries of sonic expression. His legacy of his work has forever impacted the lives of musicians, and modern music, around the world.

The Bob Moog Foundation strives to preserve the past and inspire the future. For example, second graders can participate in Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, an experiential 10-week sound science curriculum that utilizes observation and interaction with instruments such as synthesizers, theramins and kazoos.  One of Marc's duties at the Foundation is to train the teachers who will be teaching the curriculum to students.

 

 

During this years’ NAMM Show, the Bob Moog Foundation booth enjoyed visits from Stevie Wonder, Keith Emerson, David Rosenthal from Billy Joel, Morris Hayes (from Prince) among others.

 

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Marc’s favorite experience of NAMM2015? His personal, private extended conversation with Stevie Wonder on the subject of Synthesis.

Learn More about Moog at moogfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

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