May 9th, 2018:
Part of my day was spent with an open window and a microphone aimed at the world for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. After adding a bit of Micromoog, Theremin through Moogerfooger analog delay, and a dash of turntablism, Fiver's Stereo (that's me!) submitted a track for a forthcoming Institute For Alien Research 4'33" in three movements music concrete compilation. I've submitted a few basic questions to Shaun Robert about IFAR and his creative processes to be addressed in an upcoming Electronic Cottage feature.
My friend John Lackey (who is attending this year's Moogfest on a press pass through MOVEMENT Magazine based in Jacksonville, FL) and I have been combing through records mixing spoken word and obscure electronic sounds with old school hip hop beats and mixing in circuit bent toy, Micromoog, and theremin. We hope to complete a recording and produce some CDs or tapes to take with us to Moogfest 2018.
Although I did not attend Moogfest in Durham, N.C. last year (2017), I did volunteer at the the festival in May of 2016 on the weekend closest to Bob Moog's birthday. Here is a live clip from Morton Subotnick's set
Gary Numan, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Ciani, GZA, and The Orb also stick out in my mind from 2016.
I attended every Moogfest that took place in Asheville, N.C. (2010, 2011, 2012, & 2014). In 2014 Kraftwerk played 3 nights in a row, I met Bernie Worrell, Keith Emerson, & Michelle Moog. Highlights from 2012 include Thomas Dolby, Morton Subotnick, Shpongle, Orbital, Ahleuchatistas, and Primus in 3D. In 2011, I worked Moogfest as a stage hand and although I missed Brian Eno's illustrated talk and the Adrian Belew power trio, I did get to take in Amon Tobin: ISAM, Suicide, M83, and Tangerine Dream.
2010 was the first Moogfest held in Asheville and I happened to be living there at the time. I was a street musician, so to score a job with the local stage hand union was a big deal at that time in my life. Working Moogfest 2010, I was fortunate enough to catch some great acts such as Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack, DJ Spooky, Dan Deacon, and Panda Bear.
I am super thrilled to be attending Moogfest 2018 in Durham, North Carolina on a press pass through Electronic Cottage. I intend to submit daily updates (text, photos, and videos) from the many live performances, workshops, panels, discussions, and art exhibits. Now it is time to make the donuts...