Art of Moog

Art of Moog performs Bach, live, on synthesizers.

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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.

Debut

Art of Moog’s official debut took place in April, as part of the 2018 Bach Weekend at Kings Place, London, UK.

‘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

‘I think it’s utterly inconceivable that Bach wouldn’t have been all over a Moog (or any other really good synth) were it possible to spirit one back into the 18th century. The limitless potential for colour, contrast and clarity is perfect for this music.’
AoM director Robin Bigwood’s BBC Music Magazine blog post.

Stayed tuned for future concert dates, including 2019 performances at Kings Place, London and Brighton Early Music Festival.

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