MoogFest Adds Nas, Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin, Morton Subotnick & more to 2012 Lineup

Written by Press Release & Honest Tune / Photos by David Shehi & Brad Kuntz

August 30, 2012

Moogfest 2012 is proud to announce some new additions to this year’s line-up, featuring rap titan Nas, one of the genre’s most influential MCs and who will be performing with a full, Moog-ed out, nine-piece band. In addition Moogfest welcomes back Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin, who both performed solo last year, but will be teaming up as a duo this year. Also joining the lineup are Asheville’s own garage proggers Ahleuchatistas and New York duo Buke & Gase, who, in true Moog fashion, build their own instruments, speakers and pedals.

One of the most exciting and apropos additions to the lineup is Morton Subotnick. Like Bob Moog, Subotnick is a true innovator of electronic music and his Silver Apples of the Moon (1967) is one of the most influential pieces of electronic music and has inspired a generation of composers, performers, and music theorists. Subotnick will present From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur, a performance that will include the aforementioned legendary piece and will be accompanied by video created by Berlin-based media artist Lillevan.

The third annual Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, is taking place Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 in beautiful Asheville, NC, the city Bob Moog called home.

 

 

Weekend GA and VIP passes, daily GA tickets and travel packages for Moogfest 2012 are currently on sale exclusively at www.moogfest.com.

 Visit www.moogfest.com for more information on this year’s event.

 

 

LOOK & READ:

Honest Tune photos & reviews from MOOGFEST 2010 & 2011.

 

LISTEN:

to this Honest Tune interview with festival organizers from 2011

 

 

MOOGFEST 2012 LINEUP

 

Primus 3D

Orbital

 

☼ Nas

 

Miike Snow

Santigold

Richie Hawtin

Squarepusher

Explosions in the Sky

The Magnetic Fields

Four Tet

Divine Fits

GZA presents Liquid Swords

Carl Craig

Pantha Du Prince

Shpongle presents The Masquerade

Thomas Dolby

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Actress

Cold Cave

EL-P

☼ Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin

 

Mouse on Mars

Prefuse 73 with Teebs

Ana Sia

 

☼ Morton Subotnick presents From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur*

 

Bear in Heaven

Killer Mike

Blondes

Julia Holter

Disclosure

Exitmusic

Trust

 

☼ Buke & Gase*

☼ Ahleuchatistas*

 

Wick-It the Instigator

 

☼ New addition

 

 

Moogfest is produced in conjunction with Moog Music and the City of Asheville and directly benefits the Bob Moog Foundation.