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Published on February 26th, 2014 | by Alan Cross


Is Moogfest the Coolest Geek Music Festival in the World?

It sure looks like it to me.

This year’s Moogfest–a tribute to the world of the late Dr. Bob Moog, the inventor of the modern keyboard synthesizer–is set to take place in Asheville, North Carolina, from April 23-27.  Along with the Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk and MIA performing as part of the music events, there will also be a series of sessions that deal with–well, take a look.


  • The Math and Science of The Simpsons and Futurama
  • Google and the Future of Audio
  • Dance, Dance, Dance to “Let’s Dance.” A Masterclass by Nile Rogers
  • The Pioneers of Electronic Music Instruments
  • Science Fiction and the Synthesized Sound
  • Sonification and Cybernetics
  • How to Hear


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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