Mouse On Mars, Kelela, Jon Hopkins & more added to Moogfest 2018 lineup
Moogfest has just announced “Phase Two” of their 2018 lineup (May 17-20 in Durham, NC), including Mouse on Mars, Kelela, Jon Hopkins, KRS-One, Author & Punisher, Suzanne Ciani, DJ Stingray, Shabazz Palaces, Psychic TV, Torres, Smerz, Little Boots, Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland, Emptyset, Georgia, Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches), and more.
Moogfest also this year turns Durham Armory into an immersive, 360-degree sound environment called A3 (“Audio Cubed”) where Suzanne Ciani, Shabazz Palaces, Author & Punisher, and Waajeed will all perform special sets designed for the space.
Then there is this year’s durational Sleep Concert — an overnight, eight-hour “experience in sound” — that is led this time by Icelandic artists Bedroom Community. Additionally, Nicole Mitchell and her Moog-treated flute will perform a four-hour durational.
There are also talks, including keynotes on the Future of Creativity from Chelsea Manning and Mouse on Mars collaborator Moritz Simon Geist who will discuss and demonstrate how Sonic Robots are incorporated into MoM’s live show (they’re playing twice during Moogfest).
This follows the initial lineup which was made up of “female, non-binary & transgender artists” which included SOPHIE, Jamila Woods, Kristin Kontrol but no longer Caroline Polachek who dropped off the bill, saying “gender is not a genre.”
There’s lots more. Tickets are on sale now and all announced Moogfest 2018 performers and speakers are listed below.
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Moogfest 2018 Lineup | Phase 1 + 2
Alex Zhang Hungtai
Author & Punisher
Carla Dal Forno
Fatima Al Qadiri
Gavin Rayna Russom
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Mouse on Mars
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Thomas F. DeFrantz
MOOGFEST 2018 Future Thought Workshops and Conversations
Composer and sound artist Lauren Sarah Hayes of Arizona State will perform with hybrid analog and digital instruments, and conduct workshops on haptic sound controllers and how to create site-responsive sound environments.
Hacking expert, trumpeter, and multimedia artist Sarah Belle Reid of CalArts will perform in addition to conducting a workshop on interactive synthesis and the use of microcontrollers to extract new sounds from pre-existing systems.
NYU professor and electronic composer Elizabeth Hoffman leads a discussion on composing through empathetic and creative listening, as well as deconstructing the gendered voice.
Data sonification expert and Penn State professor Mark Ballora will hold a workshop on how to generate sounds using data sets and use these results to creatively compose.
Composer and sound designer Eric Marty of the University of Georgia will lead a workshop on integrating environmental sounds into new compositions using new technology.
UCLA researcher and deejay Tiffany Naiman will guide attendees through workshops focused on the future of human diversity aimed at discovering the sonic alliances we can create with deaf and disabled musicians through technology.
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries will hold courses on developing a web-based programing language to create audio responsive 3D landscapes in a web browser for the novice and layman coder.
SETI Institute researcher and University of the Underground founder Nelly Ben Hayoun will host “Designing the Impossible,” a discussion on the sociological impact of new technologies, and the potential for innovation within multidisciplinary conflict.
Henry Ford Museum curator Kristen Gallerneaux will give a lecture on curatorial strategies for old technologies and their contemporary artistic applications.
Google Brain Magenta engineer Adam Roberts will hold a talk on exploring the creative potential of machine learning.
Duke University professor and dance historian Thomas DeFrantz and Duke’s Bass Connections project will hold a “Visualizing Energy through Live Performance” workshop.
Virginia Tech creative technologist George Hardebeck will conduct a workshop on using GPU acceleration to enhance video and image processing.
UNC-Chapel Hill ethnomusicologist Mark Katz will moderate a panel of global hip-hop artists on overcoming their nations’ free speech restrictions through technology.
SAS developer Elliot Inman will lead workshops on building 8-bit wavetable circuits and using Audacity to develop imaginary soundscapes.
Meyer Sound and Virginia Tech will lead daily workshops in the A3 to show the audio technology behind the system.