Moog launches Sonic Origins video series with Russell E.L. Butler

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Moog has launched the first video in its new Sonic Origins series that explores the genesis of creativity.

Today we debut Sonic Origins, a new video series that seeks to unearth the underlying elements of artistic identity. The series kicks off with Oakland-based producer Russell E.L. Butler.

Techno-rhythmic emancipator Russell E.L. Butler defines resilience: a scheduled performer on the tragic night of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire, Butler witnessed the sudden loss of personal music equipment, a community’s creative space and the lives of many dear friends. Choosing to create a new future, Butler is today releasing a new EP and preparing a non-binary workshop with the S1 Synth Library for Moogfest 2017. Here, Butler takes pause to reflect on ancestral inspirations, the interconnections of varied identity consciousnesses, and, ultimately, music as self-liberation.

For the filming of the first Sonic Origins, Russell incorporated four Mother-32s to construct a hard-hitting modular session titled “Sirens From a Distance”. Listen to the full track here.

More information: Moog Music

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