It’s with a little regret, but absolutely no bitterness, that the Art of Moog project has come to an end.
The band, which played the music of J S Bach on cutting edge analogue and digital synths, made its debut in the 2018 Bach Weekend at Kings Place in London. The performance commemorated the 50th anniversary of Wendy Carlos’s brilliant, ground-breaking album Switched-on Bach. The last concert was at the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford in 2022.
Members of Art of Moog included Robin Bigwood (founder, director), Annabel Knight, Steven Devine, Martin Perkins and Pawel Siwzcak.
‘…a special charm, as if stern old Bach had been sprinkled with fairy dust.’
‘It was a delightful hour spent revisiting the past… This re-creation of pioneering work… invited a lighthearted, joyous reaction.’
‘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.’
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire International Early Music Festival
Kings Place London Bach Weekend & 10th anniversary celebrations
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
Barber Institute, Birmingham
LSO St Luke’s, London filmed online concert, Baroque at the Edge
Music in the Village, Walthamstow
Bach Weekend 2022, Kings Place, London
Three Choirs Festival, Hereford
Thanks so much to the many hundreds of enthusiastic fans who followed the band, live and on the net. We know that some of these synth-Bach performances meant a lot to many people – they did to us too.
Art of Moog never issued an audio-only album – in the end we decided live performance was more our thing. But we’ve made available all our performances that were filmed – notably in our Lab Sessions series and the Baroque at the Edge concert in London in 2021. They’re all freely available on our YouTube channel.
We’ll keep various social media accounts up for the time being too. Buttons below…