Help Make Electronic Voyager, A Movie About Robert Moog

moog doc Electronic Voyager

Without Dr. Robert Moog and the instruments he created, electronic music would sound very different today — if it even existed at all. There has already been a documentary made to document the impact Moog synthesizers have had on the world (2004’s aptly titled Moog), but nobody has ever made a film that follows the story of the man behind the music, at least not until now. Bob Moog’s daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa, is at work on a movie that will tell the tale of her father’s personal journey, showing not only what he’s done and what his work has meant, but also who he is and how he did it.

Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm, the directors responsible for the excellent modular synth documentary I Dream of Wires, are working with Moog-Koussa to make Electronic Voyager a reality. Besides digging into the details of Bob Moog’s life, the film is set to include interviews with everyone from Moby and Portishead’s Adrian Utley to Moog’s peers like Tom Oberheim and Roger Linn. But like any movie, this one costs money to make, so if you’ve got any interest in expanding on the Moog legacy, pitch in a couple of bucks to the film’s Kickstarter fund and help make it happen. You can earn some cool rewards in the process too.

Moog Music Unveils $90k Emerson Modular System at Moogfest

Moog New Emerson Modular System

Fifty years after introducing the Moog Modular, which was the world’s first voltage controlled synthesizer, Moog Music unveiled the new Emerson System at Moogfest, honoring Keith Emerson, of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame, and his seminal collaboration with Bob Moog. Development of the custom handcrafted unit took three years with designers using the original documentation as well as circuit board and art files for nearly every original Moog module. To celebrate the introduction of the new Emerson Moog Modular System, Moog Music featured Emerson as a headliner at Moogfest 2014. In the video below, Emerson explains how he came to know Bog Moog and the learning curve he faced when he bought his first Moog synth.

According to Gizmodo, the unit will sell for at least $90,000. Crazy? You decide.