Remembering Bob Moog
This past Friday, August 21 marked 10 years since the death of electronic music pioneer Bob Moog who died in 2005 at age 71. Moog was the founder of Asheville, North Carolina-based musical instrument manufacturing company Moog Music, which in the late 1960s produced some of the world’s most groundbreaking synthesizers and continues to offer innovative musical instruments for artists across nearly every genre of music. For this week’s Sunday Cinema we’re presenting a documentary film on the life and career of the brilliant Bob Moog.
The first three videos below comprise the MOOG | A Documentary feature length film that chronicles the company’s namesake from his early stages building theremins to becoming a true pioneer in the field of electronic-based musical instruments.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-HXqy5GXQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RV5WfQfSVg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IlY-XymE
The videos below feature musicians either demonstrating one of the many instruments designed by Moog, and includes appearances by the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart; Stevie Wonder; Maceo Parker; Umphrey’s McGee’s Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins and Ryan Stasik; the Disco Biscuits’ Aaron Manger; moe.’s Al Schnier; Robert Randolph; Fareed Haque; Bernie Worrell and Lettuce’s/Soulive’s Eric Krasno.