Posts from May 2012
Just a quick heads up to let you know that the new horror film Chernobyl Diaries was scored by the epic Diego Stocco. While you may no Diego from his sound design work with Omnisphere (Burning Piano…) this is his debut as a film composer.
He is sharing fun photos related to the film on his Facebook page like the one below is a photo of Diego with director Brad Parker.
Update: Diego just tweeted me that he update some behind-the-scenes info and audio clips on the project here http://www.behance.net/gallery/Chernobyl-Diaries-OST-Instruments-and-Techniques/4037881.
I’ll be checking this film out over the weekend for sure. Learn more about Diego by visiting his official web site http://diegostocco.com/.
Photos of My Recent Tour of Moog Music Factory While at Mountain-Skies Electro-Music Festival #celebratebob
A few weeks back I was in Asheville, NC to do a play and attend the Mountain-Skies festival. On Friday morning May 11th, the participants of the festival were invited to tour the Moog Music factory. I thought I’d share I’d share my photos to help celebrate what would have been Bob Moog’s 78th birthday. A big thanks to Greg and Hong Waltzer for setting up this tour.
Of course this is something I’d always dreamed of doing so I'm wearing my "kid in a candy store" grin as I entered the showroom. The showroom is filled with Moog products that you can try hands-on.
We also got to go behind-the-scenes into the factory. Below is a photo of Moog Voyagers being burned in.
Note that ALL Moog products that ship world-wide are made in this one factory and are hand-assembled. So running at full production that means about 4 voyagers a day. Of course they run at much higher rates of production with smaller less complex products.
The tour then takes you through shipping and the loading dock through to the Moog Studios where they film all those groovy promo videos.
The whole touru took about 45 minutes and I took quite a few photos of the whole experience which you can view the set on flckr or via the embedded player below. See photo titles for a description for each picture (“Show Info” when running the player full screen). Enjoy! Oh and, don’t forget, you can help keep Bob Moog’s legacy alive by contributing to the http://www.moogfoundation.org/.
In celebration of Bob Moog’s birthday, Google has released a Moog Synth doodle. Moog just released a video of Moog’s Chief Engineer Cyril Lance discussing a bit of history and the doodle.
In celebration of Bob Moog's Birthday Google created a web based synthesizer for the world to enjoy. Moog's Chief engineer, Cyril Lance, overviews the doodle' s capabilities to help you get started crafting sounds. Now everyone can explore the wonders of subtractive synthesis and express their creativity by sculpting sounds. Remember, experimentation and learning will reward you with a lifetime of rich synthesizer experiences.
Don’t forget, you can help keep Bob Moog’s legacy alive by contributing to the http://www.moogfoundation.org/.
Last weekend I had the honor of participating at the Mountain Skies Electro-Music Festival 2012 in Asheville, NC. It was my first time in Asheville and the first time for this particular event. Greg and Hong Waltzer and the rest of the Mountain Skies crew curated a wonderful lineup of artists who turned in some incredible performances. Hong shot and edited these video highlights (and shot the photo above) which give you a good sense of the diversity of acts and what it was like to be there.
I also want to give a shout out to Michael O’Bannon who was created visuals for my performance.
- Paul Harriman eigenharp ephemera
- Klimchak electro-acoustic multi-instrumentalist
- mindSpiral twisted matter
- Mahoney and Peck progressive dark ambient
- dRachEmUsiK glitch-groove ambient beats
- Aligning Minds dubby soundscapes
- Moog Guitar Inventor Paul Vo
- Elizabeth Langa aka Auracene
- Kevin Spears kalimba and electronics
- Waveformation organic electronic (Linda Go, Greg Walzter, Chris Stack, Geary Yelton)
- Mark Moshery playing “Dark Signals” on keys, Theremin, and Tenori-ON
- Machine Eat Man Egyptronica
- Kevin Kissinger theremin
- Gerber and Vnuk tribal ambient
- Loop B Brazilian junk percussion
I took a lot of photos of the event including photos of the Moog factory tour and will include them in an upcoming post.
Music Monday: New Album by Fluorescent Echo - Glow (With Detailed Notes on My Remix of "Now is Now")
In the late 80’s and earl 90’s while I was playing in the Head Full of Zombies in Colorado Springs, Fluorescent Echo was rocking the Boulder scene with synth pop. I never bumped into them back then but I did end up meeting Fluorescent Echo’s songwriter, programmer, producer and backup vocalist Heather Valey out on twitter. Now a sound designer in Austin TX, she and Denver-based members J. Forest Kelly (vox) , and Michael Smith (guitar) have reformed to release a brand new album called Glow.
There a 5 original synth driven songs followed by a cover of “Warm Leatherette” . The rest of the album is made up of 5 remixes of the original tracks. I was honored to have been included and remixed the song “Now is Now”. Listen to the original here, and my remix here.
You can buy the album here as a digital download (MP3, FLAC, AAC…) which includes lineR notes and scans of a lyrics notebook which is super cool. That same site has link if you’d also like a phyiscal CD.
Remix notes on “Now is Now”
I worked on the remix over a three week period in January. My notes are below:
FYi - I've been tweeting out from Mountain Skies here http://twitter.com/markmosher Lots of pics. More tonight and tomorrow.