Impressions of Moogfest

Moogfest 2014. We’ve anticipated it like a holiday, a holy day for electronic music aficionados. I’m pleased to share my experience of what transpires these 5 days!

Wednesday 4/23
Diana Wortham 
Wiring silicon mountain:  Tech and innovation as a tool for economic development
Mike Adams, the CEO of Moog music, designated this discussion as the most important aspect of Moogfest. I was interested to hear Bob Geolas (The CEO of the Research Triangle Park Foundation) speak to the development of the RTP. Citizens (and donors) have to believe in an infrastructure that promotes “reverse brain drain,” therefore attraction innovation to Asheville and WNC for the coming information age. An optimistic start to Moogfest!
Orange Peel 
I caught the tail end of El-P, ended up chatting with the light guy about the two projection screens that Flying Lotus would be using later.
USCC Basement
This was my first time in the basement of the USCC. The low ceiling and darkly lit ambience definitely evoked a 90’s warehouse party. Slow Hands and No Regular Play provided the perfect minimalist dance beats to complete the illusion.
Orange Peel
Walked back to the Orange Peel (should not have worn heels, rookie mistake) to catch Flying Lotus. His video projections are amorphous and gorgeous shapes and colors, his music is carefully assembled and distinctly west coast. His rapport with the Asheville audience is very sweet (“Please have me back to Asheville! You locals are so lucky!”)
Pics to come.
Happy Moogfest!

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