From Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm, the Director/Producer team behind the acclaimed modular synthesizer documentary, I Dream Of Wires – now streaming on Netflix – comes a new documentary feature, Electronic Voyager. In association with the Bob Moog Foundation (http://moogfoundation.org ), we aim to create a definitive and personal documentary about the life of iconic synthesizer pioneer, Bob Moog (1934 – 2005). Through the eyes of Moog’s own daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa – also a dedicated Moog archivist and historian – we will give viewers an insight into the man behind the iconic Moog brand.
Electronic Voyager takes us on a sonic journey into the often unpredictable life and stunning brilliance of Bob Moog, a man who ‘fell backwards on a banana peel’ into the music instrument business, as well as the psychedelic world of the 1960s music scene. Bob unwittingly revolutionized the face of music, and helped birth an enduring industry.
With Michelle Moog-Koussa as our guide, we are in a very unique position to tell Bob Moog’s story in a new and profound way – from the perspective of his own daughter, who has not only a deep personal connection to Bob Moog, but also a firm dedication to his work and legacy. Bob’s friends, associates and admirers open up when they speak to Michelle about her father, leading to uniquely candid, revealing and joyous stories and insights about Bob Moog.
Electronic Voyager documents a special personal journey for Michelle, to trace her father’s iconic story – visiting the places and meeting the people who were a part of Moog’s history. With exclusive access to unseen family photos and rare historical artifacts from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, Electronic Voyager opens a window for the outside world to better understand the man behind the legendary Moog synthesizer.
The recent, tragic passing of Bob Moog’s close friend and important collaborator, Keith Emerson – perhaps the most iconic Moog keyboardist – was just another reminder of how important it is to document Bob Moog’s crucial chapter in the history of electronic music, NOW. We are turning to Kickstarter – a direct link to Bob Moog’s friends, admirers and fans – to help us get to work on this important documentary as soon as possible.
Confirmed participants include:
- Herb Deutsch (composer, Bob Moog’s collaborator on the first Moog synthesizer)
- Rick Wakeman (Yes)
- Gary Numan
- Adrian Utley (Portishead)
- Gershon Kingsley (First Moog Quartet, “Popcorn”)
- Larry Fast (Synergy, Peter Gabriel)
- Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff (TONTO’s Expanding Head Band, Stevie Wonder)
- Bernie Krause (Beaver & Krause, Moog modular session musician – George Harrison, The Doors)
- Morton Subotnick
- Dave Smith (Sequential Circuits)
- Tom Oberheim
- Roger Linn
- …with many more to come
Kickstarter prizes include:
- A deluxe 2-disc BluRay DigiBook, hardbound with 44-page full-color book
- Exclusive Minimoog hand-screened neckties and scarves by Cyberoptix
- Exclusive Moog-themed Cats On Synthesizers In Space T-shirts
- New-old-stock vintage Moog’s Musical Eatery cookbooks
- 8″ x 10″ classic Gary Numan photos signed by the man himself
- …and more!
The Kickstarter project aims to raise $125,000 CAD by May 25th, 2016.