For 25 days in March, Rough Trade NY is housing the world’s largest modern Moog installation as a mile-marker on the road to Moogfest, and Moog invites all artists in the area to stop by and utilize the space for experimentation and discovery. The residency serves as a physical manifestation of the intersection of music, art and technology, and it is meant to be used as an artist’s resource.
Although it is free to the public, this is no museum exhibit—visitors are encouraged to interact, engage and experiment with the analog electronics. All are welcome to craft sound as well as bring a recording device to sample the instruments. The interactive feature of the installation includes a producers’ station, drone towers, 10 voice polyphonic analog synth, 6 voice Minimoog drum synth, and over 50 analog effects boxes.
Brooklyn’s best electronic musicians will be stopping by the residency all during the month. Future sound experiments will take place throughout the duration of the installation, including an appearance by Kiran Gandhi of M.I.A. on March 20 and another by Anna Barie of These Are Powers on a date TBA.
All instruments in the installation were hand built in Asheville, NC at the Moog factory. Throughout the installation, Moog employees will be on hand at Rough Trade NY to assist artist’s with the gear.
One free ticket to Moogfest, the innovative festival taking place in Asheville NC April 23-27, will be given away every day of the installation.
The residency is open to the public from 11am-11pm daily until March 29.
Rough Trade NY
64 N 9th Street
Hours 11am – 11pm daily