|The Bob Moog Foundation dedicated to preserving the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog explores the nuances and complexities of the inventor with his biographer, Albert Glinsky, in a ticketed livestream event on Sunday, August 21 that marks the author’s first scheduled public appearance with the new book.
“I was honored to be asked by Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation, to write Bob’s biography,” Glinsky said. “The process of writing this book has been an extraordinary experience, and I am proud to be able to offer this definitive story of Bob’s complex life and career.”
Bob Moog walked into history in 1964, when his homemade contraption unexpectedly became a sensation. He had "bent the course of music forever," Rolling Stone declared. The man who did that bending was a lovable geek with Einstein hair and pocket protectors.
|The Beatles. The Doors. The Byrds. Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Yes. Stevie Wonder. They and many others discovered his synthesizer, which came to be featured in seminal film scores including A Clockwork Orange and Apocalypse Now. The Moog synthesizer's game-changing sounds saturated ‘60's counterculture, and burst into the disco party scene in the ‘70s to set off the electronic dance music movement.
On Sunday, August 21, Moog's biographer joins the Bob Moog Foundation’s executive director, Michelle Moog-Koussa, for an intimate, insightful live talk about a book 12 years in the making, and the man who changed music forever. The day has a poignant significance: August 21 is the date of Bob’s death in 2005 at age 71, and of the birth of the Foundation one year later.
In "Switched On: Bob Moog and the Synthesizer Revolution," award-winning composer and biographer Glinsky draws on exclusive access to Bob’s personal archives and 65 probing interviews with Bob’s family and a multitude of associates. This livestream, as well as the Foundation’s efforts in facilitating interviews and providing Glinsky access to hundreds of rare historical documents and photos, are an extension of its mission to protect, preserve, and share the wealth of materials of the Bob Moog Foundation Archives with people from all over the world.
Following the one-hour discussion between Glinsky and Moog-Koussa, both will take questions from attendees in a 30-minute Q&A session. Livestream tickets are "pay what you can," with a suggested starting donation of $10. All proceeds benefit Bob Moog Foundation projects: The Moogseum, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, and the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.