The Museum of Making Music and The Bob Moog Foundation announce Waves of Inspiration: The Legacy of Moog, a special exhibition to run from August 29, 2009 – April 30, 2010. The exhibit is the first of its kind, marking the first public display of the artifacts from Bob Moog’s archives. Amin Bhatia is honoured to be a part of the exhibit with his music CD "Virtuality".
Dedicated to Bob Moog and released on the anniversary of Moog's birthday, "Virtuality" features guest artists Steve Porcaro, Patrick Moraz and members of the Toronto Symphony and Opera Orchestras. Like his critically acclaimed "The Interstellar Suite", the album is an orchestral epic, this time combining electronic elements with live instruments. It also includes "Bolero Electronica", a unique performance of Maurice Ravel's epic Bolero using 75 years of synthesizers performed chronologically. A portion of every sale of "Virtuality" goes to the Bob Moog Foundation.
Bob Moog's 50 year career is an undeniable force in electronic music. His invention of the Moog synthesizer in 1964 made synthesis accessible to musicians for the first time and in doing so provided them with new realms of sonic expression. The instrument revolutionized the face of music and was used by such early synthesists as Wendy Carlos, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Jan Hammer, and more.
The exhibition will feature rare vintage synthesizers and other related Moog instruments beginning with vintage theremins and a prototype of the first modular synthesizer. Other excellent examples of modular instruments from the late 1960s and early 1970s will be on exhibit, including Keith Emerson’s famous “Monster Moog” will be featured for the first time as a part of the museum display.
Along with the exhibit, the MoMM gift shop features an array of unique recordings for the music listener, including "Virtuality".
The opening weekend (August 28 -30) will kick off with a launch of the Moog exhibition featuring a demonstration by Keith Emerson and music by Erik Norlander and talks by Larry Fast and Brian Kehew.
Amin was hoping to attend the Museum's opening weekend but his composition duties on "Flashpoint" (CBS/CTV) are keeping him close to the studio. The popular television program recently garnered 19 Gemini Award nominations, including Amin's work on the music score.
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Museum of Making Music: a division of the NAMM Foundation
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