Art of Moog

Art of Moog performs Bach, live, on synthesizers.

Live showreel:

‘The Lab Sessions 2019’ – Prelude in E minor:

In the studio (with the Moog System 55 modular synthesizer):

About

Bach on synths has been done before – Wendy Carlos’s much-loved Switched-on Bach notched up its 50th anniversary in 2018.

But Art of Moog is different. Looking more like a Kraftwerk gig than a classical concert, and with boundary-crossing audience appeal, the band is made up of some of the UK’s best harpsichordists and baroque specialists.

This is synth-Bach with completely new levels of insight.

‘It was a delightful hour spent revisiting the past… This re-creation of pioneering work – in spite of the attention to detail paid to Bach’s ornamentation informed by post-Carlos discoveries of performance practice – invited a lighthearted, joyous reaction.’
MusicOMH 4.5* full review

‘Three distinguished early-music harpsichord players gathered around a collection of keyboards, synthesisers, vocoders and other complicated looking little boxes, together with [an] equally distinguished recorder player, who clipped an EWI5000 (an Electronic Wind Instrument) onto a lanyard around her neck. This was not going to be a ‘normal’ period instrument early music event…’
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Concerts

2019

18th June: The Cello Factory, Cornwall Road, Waterloo, London, UK
Waterloo Festival

30th June: Antenna Studio, Crystal Palace, London, UK
Classical Transmission

7th July, 8.15: Astor Theatre, Deal, Kent, UK
Deal Music and Arts Keyboard Evolution Weekend

12th July, 7.30pm: St Dunstan’s Church, Snargate, Kent, UK
JAM on the Marsh

3rd November, 7.30pm: St Martin’s Church, Brighton, UK
Brighton Early Music Festival

2020

31st January: Barber Institute, Birmingham, UK

21st March: St Giles-in-the-Fields church, Tottenham Court Road, London, UK

10th June: Pinner Music Festival, UK

More concert dates coming soon!

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