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Libraries Host Mini-Moogfest

Moogfest—the Asheville-born, now Durham-based music, art and technology festival named for the inventor of the Moog Synthesizer—will host an evening full of interactive workshops for NC State students, faculty and staff next Friday evening at the Hunt Library.

“Dial-Tones,” a mini-festival celebrating the art of synthesizers, circuitry, drone and microtonal compositions is slated for 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

The schedule of events include:

6-9 p.m.: Interactive synthesizer-building workshop and play sessions: Learn how to make a synth from 6-7 p.m. as Moog engineers and NC State librarians guide and assist in the understanding of mechanisms surrounding analog synthesizers. From 7-8:30 p.m., a synth in breakout sessions in Audio Production, Visualizing Sound with Code or Electronic Circuits. No experience is necessary. Workshops are for NC State students, faculty and staff only; advance registration is required.

8:30-9 p.m.: Pizza break for workshop attendees

9-10 p.m.: Moogfest performance.
This free, public performance highlights local musicians CALAPSE, Hanz, JIL, PlayPlay, Oak City Slums and Trandle. Each will take turns incorporating Moog Werkstatt synthesizers into their performance, while dialing into a drone improvisation. Sound and visuals created from previous workshops will be woven into the performance as well. Please RSVP for the performances; space is limited.

After “Dial-Tones,” the music continues at Kings in downtown Raleigh at the Dial-Tones After Party, curated by Oak City Slums. Admission is discounted for those who attended the earlier performance at the Hunt Library.