Retracing BOB MOOG’s Sonic Journey via Kickstarter

We really love Kickstarter and its purpose, that’s why we regularly fund various interesting projects and one of those is definitely the ‘Electronic Voyager’. Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm, well-known video producers/directors have joined forces with The Bob Moog Foundation in order to create a definitive and personal documentary about the life of Bob Moog (1934 – 2005), the father of the legendary modular analogue synthesizer. The story will be told through the eyes of Moog’s daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa, who is also a Moog archivist and historian.

The great pioneer Bob ‘Moog’ designed his first synth in the early ’60s with the idea to create a piece of studio gear, that would produce complex sounds and tones that are not easily (or even can’t be) produced with other instruments. He didn’t think of it as a complete solution for the musician and even said that ‘There was never a notion that a synthesizer would be used by itself for anything.’. While the first users were more experimental based musicians, ranging from psychedelia to jazz, the modular system soon latched on to become the industry standard with an iconic status – visually, sonically and historically. 

Typically, electronic instruments are considered ‘old’ after just a few years, but the mighty Moogs hold their elite status for good reason: they define elegant design, superb quality, and incredible sound. Moog’s legacy will never be overshadowed and his place at the intersection of electronics, music, and computers will always be remembered. That’s why we really hope this Kickstarter project, with a bar set at $125,000, gets funded. If you're as excited about this as we are, you can check out the project HERE and contribute to the story yourself. SOLVD.

By Saša, edited on 13 June 2018