Asheville, NC (August 21, 2006)–Today, August 21, is the first anniversary of Bob Moog’s death and Moog Music is rallying the media world to honor his memory with a special, 20-second “Moment of Moog.” During the Moog moment, Moog requests that radio stations play a short musical piece, recorded on one of Moog’s most famous inventions, the Minimoog Voyager. Download from www.moogmusic.com
or click www.prosoundnews.com/downloads/moment.mp3 to listen.
“Sometimes it feels as if he is still here; other times, he is sorely missed,” reflected Mike Adams, Moog Music president. “One year ago his fate was sealed and the finality of his death certainly gave all of us pause. The ‘Moment of Moog’ is our way of honoring the tens of thousands of musicians who carry Bob’s legacy forward.”
Another organization is also set to honor and continue the Bob Moog legacy. The Bob Moog Foundation for Electronic Music will launch its Web presence today. The foundation will be online at www.moogfoundation.org. The objectives of the Foundation are to create endowed scholarships at University of North Carolina-Asheville, Berklee School of Music and Cornell University; a Memorial Museum in Moog’s name; an outreach/mentoring program that brings electronic music into disadvantaged schools; and to sponsor electronic music competitions and concerts that would foster innovation in the field.
Ken Soper, composer of the “Moment of Moog” piece, said, “These sounds remind me that Bob, like the Minimoog Voyager, is alive.”