Moogfest 2016

Features

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
5.27.16
Features

These Candid Portraits Showcase the Diversity and Inclusivity of Moogfest 2016

Exclusive photos of this year's performers including Gary Numan, Julianna Barwick, Empress Of, and more.
THUMP Canada Staff
5.26.16
Photos

Analog, USA

Picture the epicenter of electronic music. Does Durham, North Carolina, come to mind?
Meg Neal and Evan Rodgers
5.25.16
Music

The Global Synthesizer Project Makes Crowdsourced Sound Art

For Moogfest, sound artist Yuri Suzuki and Moog Music’s Chris Howe built a global sampler that is also a sound art installation.
DJ Pangburn
5.24.16
festivals 2016

What's It Like to Be the Sound Guys at the Longest and Headiest Sound Experiments of Moogfest?

Moogfest hosted a daily series of four hour performances called Durational Sound Installations, and somebody had to do sound the whole dang time.
Kyle Kramer
5.24.16
festivals 2016

Seven Sets at Moogfest 2016 That Expanded Our Consciousness into New Realms

For every act at the Durham festival that you could lose your mind dancing to, there was something seriously cerebral to sit around and contemplate.
Kyle Kramer
5.23.16
Gaming

I Tried Virtual Reality Meditation Inside a Marijuana Grow Tent

Virtual reality designers Flattsitter and poet Noah Falck take Moogfest attendees into higher states of consciousness.
DJ Pangburn
5.23.16
Music

This Is What Synths Made of Repurposed Telephone Switchboards Sound Like

Lori Napoleon's switchboard synthesizers pay homage to the women pioneers of ambient electronic music.​
Meghan Neal
5.23.16
festivals 2016

The Nerdiest T-Shirts I Saw at Moogfest 2016, Listed

Moogfest isn't just a music festival. It's Nerdvana, and people came dressed for the occasion.
Kyle Kramer
5.23.16
festivals 2016

Watching Grouper Made Me Fall Asleep Three Times and Discover the Meaning of Life in the Process

Grouper's Moogfest set made the case for her as both a musical icon and an artist concerned with the radical act of considered living.
Kyle Kramer
5.21.16
festivals 2016

A Rave-Inspired Art Project Is Breaking Down Gender at a North Carolina Music Festival

Body Scrub, Gender, an installation at Moogfest, shows that gender is not binary—it’s a floating point number.
Allie Volpe
5.20.16
Music

Virtual Reality Owes a Lot to the Air Guitar

We talked to VR pioneer Jaron Lanier about virtual reality’s musical roots.
Meghan Neal
5.18.16
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