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When Robert Moog moved to Asheville, NC in 1978, he made the community part of his everyday work, and life. Along with bringing his entire company to Asheville, Moog became a fixture in the community, and could be seen often driving his green car through town, which was adorned with trees and other smalls shrubs on its front hood.
When the pioneering inventor of the Moog synthesizer died in 2005, the town held an emotional public memorial for him, one that showed how much he meant to the city. While Moog’s company is still based in Asheville, the city has has now put together a festival that not only honors his work, but also shows the depth of influence that Moog continues to have.
Five venues throughout Asheville will feature some of the most unique musicians together for one weekend. Artists such as MGMT, Devo, Van Dyke Parks, Jonsi and others will all take part in celebrating Moog’s inventions, and the music that Moog’s creations have influenced.