Posted in dance | music | pictures on October 29, 2012

photos by Diana Wong

Orbital / Disclosure / Thomas Dolby @ Moogfest, 10/27/2012
Moogfest 2012 Day 2
Moogfest 2012 Day 2
Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Day two of Moogfest 2012 (10/27) in Asheville, NC was another full roster of events, musical performances and really cool analog synths. New Wave artist-turned-ringtone pioneer Thomas Dolby recieved the 2012 Moog Innovation Award after which he performed as well. Other performers from the night included techno legends Carl Craig and UK duo Orbital (who had the most infectiously excitable crowd), new talent Disclosure (who just played NYC and sent some of the Moogfest crowd into hysterics) and Magnetic Fields. There was also a presentation on the Moog Google Doodle and more.

Pics from Day 1 of Moogfest are here, with pics from Justice's pre-fest show here. More pictures from Day 2 are below.

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downtown Asheville, NC, Basilica of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr included...

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Some facts I remember from the panel: (1) Since the Moog Google Doodle was release, more than 57 years of music have been recorded globally through the interface, more than 50 million songs recorded, (2) it took around 4 months from conception to release on the Google search home page (not 4 months of continuous work, but hundreds of hours were put into this), (3) the people at Moog were actually contacted shortly before launch, because the Google team still needed to keep the project secret before the release; they wanted the blessings from the Moog people but they also wanted to give Moog enough time to make sure their website wouldn't crash when people around the world inevitably Google "Moog", (4) the Google engineers mentioned that they optimized the doodle to the range of typical computer speakers around the world; they didn't want the possibility of blowing out speakers; (5) the Google team noticed how Moog and Google doodle were geographically trending on the Twitters around the world as different timezones hit midnight (like Japan, which is 12 hours ahead and would have the Moog Google Doodle before the U.S.)

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Magnetic Fields

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Thomas Dolby

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Orbital

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Disclosure

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Carl Craig

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Moogfest 2012 Day 2

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Comments (5)

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Posted by trollin | October 30, 2012 2:47 AM

I think you hit the nail on the head with your blog post.

Posted by DeDe | October 30, 2012 3:12 AM

Hate to say it but Moog Fest is quickly becoming the best ALT electronic music festival in the country

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 11:36 AM

^ What makes you hate to say what you said? Is there a problem? Please, tell us. We'll try to help you through it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 12:21 PM

So excited to see that Sam and Quorra made the cut! We love Brooklyn Vegan!!! And Moogfest, but that's a given.

Posted by Quorra (aka R C Haynes) | October 31, 2012 1:46 PM

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