Mount Kimbie (DJ Set), Max Cooper, Jlin plus Jason Leopold’s Keynote and more announced for Moogfest 2019 Lineup


Moogfest adds Mount Kimbie (DJ Set), Max Cooper, Jlin, Kelly Moran, RP Boo, Eli Keszler, and more to its ever-growing nighttime lineup
Keynote speaker Jason Leopold, creative technologist Ty Roberts and author Kim Bjørn join Moogfest’s daytime program featuring conversations with Martin Gore, Tim Hecker, and GAS


Moogfest 2019 reveals the second wave of talent for its 15th anniversarycelebration on April 25–28. The additions to the lineup include luminaries from the worlds of dance and experimental music as well as media, film, technology, and academia.

Moogfest is excited to welcome to this year’s nighttime lineup post-punk electronic outfit Mount Kimbie who will be performing one of their unpredictable and adventurous DJ sets, plus sublime electronic composer and techno producer Max Cooper who will be presenting his acclaimed A/V set.

At the intersection of creativity and activism, Moogfest will again present thought-provoking daytime programming. As the Sr. Investigative Reporter at Buzzfeed News, Jason Leopold has built a formidable reputation through his dauntless discovery tactics: namely, his relentless use of the Freedom of Information Act. His bylines have been amplified everywhere from long-standing dailies to the front page of Reddit, and his indefatigable search for the truth has made him few powerful friends but countless admirers. Moogfest is pleased to announce Jason Leopold to its daytime roster for a keynote conversation that will explore how he earned the sobriquet the “FOIA Terrorist” and what it means to seek truth that doesn’t necessarily want to be found.

The Moogfest 2019 programming continues in its commitment to bold exploration and experimentation, with some of the most important thinkers of our day guiding us forward into the future of music, art, and technology. Announced today are creative coder Ty Roberts, who invented David Bowie’s “Verbasizer” technology, along with electronic musician, designer, and Push Turn Move author Kim Bjorn who will lead a workshop and conversation focused on the interactions between people and machines. Filmmaker and political organizer Astra Taylor, whose film What is Democracy? will be shown at Moogfest, will also lead workshops and conversations exploring the intersection of the creative life and activism. DJ, composer, musicologist, and Stanford fellow Dr.Tiffany Naiman, will explore the connections between humanity and technology.

Returning to Moogfest for its 15th anniversary, New York Theremin Society cofounder Dorit Chrysler will lead theremin workshops for all ages. Leading technologists from Delta LabsBell Labs, and NCSU Libraries will also conduct a series of workshops that teach how to visualize sound with code, the basics of WebVR, how to program your own FM synthesizer in Pure Data, and more.Building on the experimental format of previous years, Moogfest artists will complement their Future Sound nighttime performances by leading Future Thought workshops and conversations by day. Among those participating are Cage-inspired prepared pianist Kelly Moran, and Chicago footwork originator RP Boo. Returning to Moogfest on the heels of her most complex work yet is Jlin, who traded warped, guttural beats for more gossamer textures created for an entirely different forum — the theatre — on her dance score Autobiography. Fans of Berlin’s notoriously restrictive Panorama Bar and Berghain will have the opportunity to experience an exclusive DJ set by longtime resident and German veteran nd_baumecker and a DJ set by Discwoman member, Bizaarbazaar platform founder, and techno experimentalist Bergsonist who uses sound to explore psychological dimensions.

Confirmed daytime and nighttime participants also include experimental percussionist and diverse sound artistEli Keszler, organic loops composer Faten Kanaan, Afrofuturist and dreamwork-inspired soul musicianSpellling, and hyper-ambient act Airspace with visual designers Black Box Echo who have created visuals for Bicep, Squarepusher, and Scuba. Additional talent announced are ascendant genre-blurring indie rapper Yoshi Vintage, Lot Radio regular DJ Brooklyn English who will take listeners on a beat-driven musical voyage with international accents, and Modular on the Spot, founders of the synthesizer picnic which encourages everyone to participate regardless of experience level. Returning to Moogfest are modular and vintage synth acts TRIPLE X SNAXXX and UltraBillions and house and techno collective The Floor. Joining the previously announced durational leaders A Place to Bury Strangers and Richard Devine will be interdisciplinary percussionist Greg Fox who will also host a conversation on sensory percussion.

Today’s lineup announcement expands on the talent revealed in the first phase: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore(in conversation), GAS, Stephan Bodzin, Kimbra, The Field, Matthew Dear, Tim Hecker & the Konoyo Ensemble, William Basinski, A Place to Bury Strangers, Suzi Analogue, Lucrecia Dalt, Richard Devine, U.S. Girls, Ela Minus, Baseck, Mez, Fartbarf, Debit, Drum & Lace, and more.

More info is available at General Admission $249
This pass grants you access to all festival venues for performances and conference programming: conversations, workshops, and installations. Workshops are available via limited-capacity RSVP (Engineer and VIP Moogerfooger festival passholders receive first priority on a limited basis).

VIP $499
This pass grants you priority access to select festival venues, exclusive events, lounge with complimentary snacks and beverage, an exclusive Moogfest gift bag, and more. Workshops are available via limited-capacity RSVP. (Engineer and VIP Moogerfooger festival passholders receive first priority on a limited basis.)

 Engineer $1500
This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog engineers, invites a select group of enthusiasts to build their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer. The workshop is conducted in two, multi-hour sessions. No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended. Participants in the Engineering workshop also receive priority access to select festival venues, exclusive events, lounge with complimentary snacks & beverage, an exclusive Moogfest gift bag, and more. Workshops are available via capacity-limited RSVP. Engineer Festival Pass holders receive first priority selection on a limited basis. Engineer Festival Passes available for a limited time, while supplies last. Scheduling of Engineer Workshops are prioritized by the order of purchase.Moogfest
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Moogfest has emerged as the opposite of typical electronic-music festivals. It largely ignores so-called ‘big room’ dance music in favor of sounds that stretch boundaries and explore sonic phenomena.”
– New York Times
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Moogfest isn’t just a festival to lose yourself in, it’s also a place to find yourself”.
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