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Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer Exhibit Opens May 2nd at The History Center in Ithaca, NY

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The History Center in Tompkins County will open the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer on Friday, May 2nd. Telling the story of Bob Moog and the development of the groundbreaking electronic instruments bearing his name, Switched-On will provide museum-goers an interactive, engaging opportunity to learn about this important chapter of our region's history. Based on a series of wide-ranging oral history interviews done with family members, colleagues, and contemporaries, and done in partnership with the Asheville, N.C.-based Bob Moog Foundation, the exhibition provides unparalleled insight into the unique genius of Bob Moog and the ways in which he ushered in a revolution in music. Switched-On is the first major exhibition on Bob Moog and Moog Synthesizers to occur in the region, and will run through May 31st, 2015.

First Friday Gallery Night
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The History Center

More info on the museum here - http://www.thehistorycenter.net/thc_exhibits/2014/moog.php and more info on The Bob Moog Foundation here http://moogfoundation.org/.


mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<<


Boulder Electronic Music Events: Thursday April 24 Ableton University Tour + Mixed Signals Concert Friday April 25 at 8pm

I wanted to turn you on to a few electronic-music events that I will be participating in this week in Boulder.

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Boulder, CO
Date: April 24
School: University of Colorado, Boulder
Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm)
Presenter(s): Mark Mosher (Artist), Ben Samples (Artist), Dave Hillel (Ableton)
Venue: University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music, Room# N1B46, 18th & Euclid, Boulder, CO 80309-0301
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info: Eventbrite

Ableton is proud to partner with University of Colorado at Boulder for the Ableton University Tour, a day and evening of student workshops and public presentations held at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, CO. Students are invited to join Ableton representatives and Certified Trainers for an afternoon of break-out sessions exploring composition, sound design, production techniques and performance utilizing Ableton Live and Push. Day time activities will be followed by a free evening presentation open to the public, featuring performances, tips and tricks and unique approaches for music-making from artists and Ableton experts. Special guests for the Boulder event include Mark Mosher (Artist), Ben Samples (Artist) and Dave Hillel (Ableton).


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I’ll be performing a concert set at the at the Dairy Center for the Arts next Friday April 25th at 8pm. In this concert I’ll be performing songs from my cinematic alien invasion album series including songs from my new album Fear Cannot Save Us which is now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon,and CDBaby. Joining me in this concert will be Wes Milholen (aka Antidata) on modular synthesizer systems,  and Victoria Lundy on Theremin.
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westword-best-ofWhere: Dairy Center for the Arts (map | official site)
When: Friday April 25th at 8PM
Tickets: $12 in Advance (
on sale now) | $15 at the door
FB Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/227848874087048/

 

 


I’m helping to organize this show and we’re going to use a similar show format that was used for award winning Watt? Show (see this post on our Westword Magazine Best of Award). In this format each artist play a set. As with our Watt? show. We’ll also be back in the wonderful Performance Space at the dairy which has elevated show seating and comfy seats. There is a bar and snack bar in the lobby and you can bring your wine or beer into the theater. It’s just a great way to see a show of this sort. 

We’ll kick the show off  with Wes Milholen (aka Antidata) performing a set that features original pieces on analog modular synthesizers. Next up will be Victoria Lundy will be playing a variety of classical and original ambient pieces on Theremin. There will be a brief intermission followed by my set with will also include “invader cam” which is an synchronized interactive visual performance.

Something new we’ll be adding in this show is that we’ll have visuals for all three performances. We’ll close the show with a collaborative piece we worked up at a recent rehearsal.

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To give you a feel for what the show will be like, here is a soundcloud set with music from all the artists.

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We rehearsed the flow and progression from modular, to theremin, my all digital set followed by a collaborative piece and worked really well so I hope you’ll join us for the show.

Get your advanced tickets here.


mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Albums
www.soundcloud.com/markmosher


DSI Tempest as Musicbox - Sleeping Pills Redux Film Soundtrack Cue by Sleepwalk Cinema

Sleepwalk Cinema

 

Boulder Synthesizer Meetup member and Denver artist Michael Lauter (aka http://sleepwalkcinema.com/) published this video showing a different side of Dave Smith Instruments Tempest – a music box.

Michael has provided the sysex for Music Box and other DSI Tempest presets here http://lauterzeit.com/pro_audio/synth_patches/ 

I also wanted to mention that Michael was kind enough to do a demo on Tempest at our August meetup in 2013 (photos here).

Michael’s work and demos with Tempest are quite inspiring and really show off the incredible range of features that make Tempest – well more than just a drum machine.

More Info:


mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Albums
www.soundcloud.com/markmosher


Luke Abbott - Amphis (Live on a Modular and DSI Tempest in a Field at Wysing Arts Centre)

I stumbled on to a live video of this cool piece called “Amphis” by Luke Abbott. Enjoy.

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Luke Abbott live performance of 'Amphis', filmed at Wysing Arts Centre on 8th March 2014.
'Amphis' features on the forthcoming Luke Abbott album 'Wysing Forest', to be released by Border Community on 23rd June 2014.

More on his work here http://lukeabbottmusic.com/. His soundcloud page is https://soundcloud.com/lukeabbottmusic.


mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Albums
www.soundcloud.com/markmosher


ExperimentalSynth.com Video: Slow Metallic Textures - Moog Guitar + Moogerfoogers + Eventide H9 + Line 6 Echo Pro

My friend Chris Stack over at http://experimentalsynth.com/ just posted this really amazing video “Slow Metallic Textures - Moog Guitar + Moogerfoogers + Eventide H9 + Line 6 Echo Pro”. Enjoy!

Swing by http://experimentalsynth.com/ for lots of other synthtastic posts!

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mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Album


DEVO Announces Hardcore Tour 2014 – Tickets Now On Sale!

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From Clubdevo.com

HARDCORE  DEVO LIVE!
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Devo perform the legendary, experimental music the band created between 1974-1977 in Akron Ohio!

The tour is dedicated to the memory of Robert Casale, (A.K.A. Bob 2), one of the 5 original Devo band members who is now touring the universe.

VIP ticket admission will let guests meet the band and exclusively view / purchase rare, limited edition photo prints by noted photographers shot during the band's pre-label days.

A portion of all proceeds from the tour will go to Bob Casale's family. This early Devo material was recently presented to the public with the “Hardcore DEVO” re-issues on vinyl & CD last year.

Lineup for this tour:
Jerry Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob "Bob 1" Mothersbaugh, Josh Freese.
Use venue links for more info and tickets.

June 18 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head
June 19 - NYC - Best Buy Theater
June 21 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
June 23 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
June 25 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
June 26 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
June 28 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
June 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
June 30 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
July 2 - Austin, TX - ACL/Moody Theatre

There will only be these 10 shows!


mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.BoulderSynth.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Album


FAW Circle 1.1.5 with 64-Bit Support Now Available

Circle 64 Bit OSX & Windows Update

Future Audio Workshop has released an update to Circle. http://www.futureaudioworkshop.com/circle/downloads

With the latest release of Circle, we are finally happy to announce that we are 64 Bit ready on both OSX and Windows. This latest release is hot out of beta testing and ready for use in your music. Thanks to everyone for your patience while we prepared this release.

I’ve been using it for quite a while and used it to create custom patches to create the theremin-like leads on all my albums. It’s oscillators sound great when making these pure tones. Here are a few examples.

You can hear it at the 2:06 mark in “Arrival” from the album I Hear Your Signals.

You can hear a variation on this doubled with ElectraX at the 0:20 mark in “New Heart Beating” on my album Fear Cannot Save Us.

Of course Circle has a much larger sonic range than this but I wanted to illustrate how it cuts through the mix. Circle is also a great teaching synth and synth for custom sound design because of it’s unique modulation system with interactive visual feedback which I discuss in this older post Future Audio Workshop Releases Circle, A Software Synthesizer that Focuses on Flow and Ease Of Use

Circle is an incredible value at $69.00 / €49.00. For more posts on FAW Circle on Modulate This visit http://www.modulatethis.com/faw-circle/.http://www.futureaudioworkshop.com/

Visit the official web site here http://www.futureaudioworkshop.com/.


mark-mosher-fear-cannot-save-us-cover-final (550x550)Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician Boulder, CO
www.ModulateThis.com
www.MarkMosherMusic.com
www.FearCannotSaveUs <<< New Cinematic Electronica Album