Supersonic Opportunity: Moog Sound Lab Residencies
Open call for Moog Sound Lab Residencies
Hosted at Birmingham City University in partnership with the Supersonic Festival, and Moog Music Inc.
Supersonic Festival are delighted to be partnering with the internationally renowned Moog Synthesisers as part of their new UK initiative (Moog Sound Lab) and Birmingham City University to offer opportunities for regional artists to have access to the unique Lab which will be based at the Parkside campus.
The Moog Sound Lab is focused on organic experimentation and is a unique opportunity for artists to explore analog sound-scaping, synthesis and effects.
“The butterflies-inducing bassline on Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, the unmistakable melody wiggling through New Order’s Blue Monday, the sound of the Millennium Falcon taking off in Star Wars, the sounds of the guns in the new Star Trek movies, most of Kraftwerk’s seminal 1974 album Autobahn and a pretty much endless list of other game changing songs and records from the last four decades all share one thing. The greatest pioneer of electronic music wasn’t a musician, but an eccentric physicist with a longstanding love of taking things apart and putting them back together again. When Robert Moog (it rhymes with “vogue”) unveiled the Moog synthesiser to the world in 1964, he not only radically changed music, but culture itself.”
The lab moves to different venues – previously Pioneered at Rough Trade NYC – becoming a temporary residency space, offering a unique opportunity for artists to explore, experiment and create. A physical manifestation of the intersection of music, art and technology this offers a unique resource to artists to make new work.
To find out how to apply for a residency please contact sean[at]capsule.org.uk for application details