Noisey News

Suzanne Ciani Is the Winner of the 2017 Moog Innovation Award

The composer and synthesizer pioneer is the first woman to receive the distinction.
Kyle Kramer
thumps news

The Haxan Cloak Shares a Haunting Track in New Video Interview

"Transposition #4" is a beatless synth work that's both disturbing and enticing.
Alexander Iadarola

Remembering Mort Garson, the Plant-Loving, Moon-Landing, and Sadly Forgotten Electronic Music Pioneer

We look back at the life and work of a man who reshaped the sound of the 20th century.
Robert Greer
thump news

Holly Herndon, Dan Deacon, Gunnar Haslam and More Musicians Mourn the Death of Pauline Oliveros

Musicians from across the globe offered their memories and reflections on Pauline Oliveros.
Britt Julious
thump news

Jean-Jacques Perrey, Electronic Music Pioneer and Early Moog Musician, Has Died

Perrey's song "The Savers" with Gershon Kingsley was one of the first songs created with a Moog synthesizer.
Britt Julious

How Bruce Haack Went From Composing Children’s Music to Making One of Canada’s Weirdest Electronic Albums

Stream the Telephone Explosion reissue of 'The Electric Lucifer,' his 1970 masterpiece about the battle between heaven and hell.
Michael Rancic

From Laurie Anderson to Grimes, Here's 26 Reasons Why Moogfest 2016 Stood Out

North America's most cutting-edge electronic festival took over Durham, North Carolina for four days of music and more.
Max Mertens
thump news

Moog is Crowdsourcing Field Recordings for a Global Synthesizer Project

They want to make an interactive tool that enables users to make their own collages of geospecific sounds.
Alexander Iadarola
thump news

Moogfest Speaks Out Against North Carolina's New Anti-LGBTQ Law

"We are stunned by the news this week, and we invite you to join us in opposing regressive, unjust discrimination of all kinds."
Michael Scott Barron
thump news

Moogfest Announces Dizzying Daytime Program

The Future of Thought Sessions highlight the growing relationship between music, art, and technology.
thump news

Keith Emerson the First Synth Rock Star Dies at 71

The keyboardist for Emerson Lake and Palmer brought new prominence to the synthesizer.
Michael Barron
Scene Reports

Ithaca, New York's Eclectic, All-Ages DIY Scene Should Make the Rest of the Country Jealous

With an active all-ages scene driven by the nonprofit Ithaca Underground and cool labels like 73 Records and Don Giovanni calling it home, Ithaca's music is gorges.
Dylan Farrell