Hailed by The New York Times for “its mom-and-pop technosophy and its insistence on immersive experiences in small, comfortable spaces,” North Carolina’s Moogfest stands out from other festivals for its endearing and distinctive synthesis of music, art and technology. The theme for this year’s Moogfest, taking place from May 19-22 in Durham, is the ‘Future of Creativity’ which aims to bring together artists, futurist thinkers, engineers, scientists, musicians, DJs and some of today’s brightest minds to explore tools for new forms of creative expression. From it’s immersive Day-into-Night programming to its diverse, all-ages audience of creative tech professionals, artists and music fans, Moogfest is truly a priceless experience that emphasizes experimentation, collaboration, multi-night residencies, and newly commissioned work unable to be witnessed anywhere else.
Aside from the excitement of Moogfest’s interactive and inspiring conversations surrounding art, sound, science, and technology, striking visual workspaces and exhibits, this year’s festival boasts a myriad of talented musicians. Highlights of Moogfest’s 2016 lineup include electronic acts Lunice, Ryan Hemsworth, Grimes, Odesza, Miike Snow, GZA and Skepta as well as metal ambient droners sunn o))), progressive rock all-stars Explosions In The Sky. Old school disco act DJ Harvey will also perform at Mioogfest, alongside ambient kingpins The Orb, and a futuristic roster of artists including Blood Orange, Bicep, Kode9, Empress Of, Juliana Huxtable and Juliana Warwick and many more. Check out the full lineup here.
Additionally, Moogfest released Vol. 2 of their Translational Drifts EP series, featuring Moogfest artists – past, present and future. Volume 2 showcases Afrikan Sciences, The Haxan Cloak, Karen Gwyer and Nosaj Thing remixing covers of tracks by seminal electronic musicians that have shaped past Moogfest eclectic lineups. You can stream the EP in full here.
From its humble New York beginnings in 2004, Moogfest has evolved into an incubator for world-premiere and one-time-only performances and art installations that festival-goers will not experience anywhere else. Purchase tickets to this highly unique, annual convergence of creative minds that aims to help build a vibrant future for cities, ecologies, and communities worldwide here!