Art of Moog

Art of Moog performs the music of J S Bach, live, on synthesizers.

Live showreel 2021/22:

‘The Lab Sessions 2019’ – Truly Madly Moogy:

About

Art of Moog plays the music of J S Bach on cutting edge analogue and digital synthesizers.

The band was formed by harpsichord and synth player Robin Bigwood and made its debut in the 2018 Bach Weekend at Kings Place in London. In the ‘day job’ Art of Moog’s musicians play with some of the UK and Europe’s best orchestras and ensembles, and have recorded soundtracks for Harry Potter and Wes Anderson movies. But in Art of Moog they swap old instruments for an array of Moogs, Nords, Rolands, vocoders, guitar pedals and an Akai wind-synth, to create scintillating soundscapes and atmospheres undreamt of 300 years ago. They’ve since played in a whole range of city and summer festivals, to audiences of classical specialists and electronica aficionados alike, to great critical acclaim.

Bach on synths has of course been done before: Wendy Carlos’s much-loved studio album 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, this is live synth-Bach with completely new levels of insight, and unsurpassed standards of performance.


‘…a special charm, as if stern old Bach had been sprinkled with fairy dust.’
The Telegraph

‘It was a delightful hour spent revisiting the past… This re-creation of pioneering work… invited a lighthearted, joyous reaction.’
MusicOMH 4.5*

‘Fine musicians… practiced in the subtle arts of the baroque… unleashed on the most up to date technological musical instruments. I was in bliss… a beautifully refined and strangely moving concert.’
Gscene

Concerts

Past Concerts
2022

Bach Weekend 2022, Kings Place, London
Pinner Festival
Three Choirs Festival, Hereford

2021

LSO St Luke’s, London filmed online concert, Baroque at the Edge
Petworth Festival
Music in the Village, Walthamstow

2020

Barber Institute, Birmingham

2019

The Cello Factory, London Waterloo Festival
Antenna Studio, London Classical Transmission
Astor Theatre, Deal
 Deal Music and Arts Keyboard Evolution Weekend
St Dunstan’s Church, Snargate JAM on the Marsh
Gresham Centre, London
London Bach Society Bachfest
St Martin’s Church, Brighton Brighton Early Music Festival

2018

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire International Early Music Festival
Kings Place London 
Bach Weekend & 10th anniversary celebrations

 

 

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