Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, and more to play Moogfest 2014

Posted By on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Continuing in its tradition of presenting genre-bending electronic artists, Moogfest, the music festival honoring namesake synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, will motor into late April of 2014 with arguably its most impressive lineup in its brief history (including the few years it started out in NYC). The now Asheville, NC-based festival has always maintained a stellar reputation for curating a diverse musical showcase with a wide-ranging group of musicians, but 2014's lineup seems particularly heavy with electronic pioneers and innovators. Kraftwerk, celebrating their fifth decade in music, will be performing three of the group's 3-D shows, featuring elaborate light/image projections synched to hits such as "Trans-Europe Express," "The Model," and "Musique Non-stop." Synthesizer legend Giorgio Moroder, whom listeners might recognize as the man responsible for the music in Donna Summer's "I Feel Love," is also performing. Other notable performers include ground-breaking performance artist/musician Laurie Anderson and disco legends Chic with Nile Rogers. You remember that song "Le Freak"? Of course you do! Representing the more contemporary side of electronic music are artists such as Daedalus, Dan Deacon, Gaslamp Killer, RJD2, Sasha, Wolf Eyes, and many many others. It's also worth mentioning Moogfest's daytime seminars which will allow attendees to hear from Moog enthusiast Keith Emerson, inventor Don Buchla, film composer Cliff Martinez, Moroder, Anderson, and other important figures in the field of electronic music.

Moogfest. April 23-27, 2014. Various venues in Asheville, NC.

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