Moogfest 2011, “the annual festival of electronic and visionary music, celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog,” is happy to announce a list as long as my… arm… full of new performers scheduled for the event. However, the biggest announcement is that Brian Eno will be there!
Eno, best known for being fucking awesome, will be on hand at the event to present his 77 Million Paintings art installation/soundscape/musical picture that explores light as an artistic medium. Besides the chance to be around Eno, Moogfest is also exciting because this will be the first time that 77 Million Paintings will be presented in a non-West Coast city in the US. In addition to 77 Million Paintings, The Eno will also be presenting one of his “Illustrated Talks,” wherein the musician makes caricatures of various people while having mini-discussions with each subject during the drawing process — or is that just what I did at Valley Fair this weekend?
Anyway, as noted above, plenty of other non-Eno acts have been added to the lineup and they are as follows:
TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version (feat. James Murphy and Pat Mahoney), Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino, St. Vincent, Beats Antique, Zomby, YACHT, EOTO, SBTRKT, The Drums, Savoy, John Maus, Mimi Goese & Ben Neill, Araabmuzik, Baths, Fareed Haque + MathGames, Moon Duo, Cloud Canyon, Active Child, Warm Ghost, Grimes, Fine Peduncle
Wow! And there are plenty others that have already been announced:
The Flaming Lips, Moby, Passion Pit, STS9, Tangerine Dream, Anika, Ford & Lopatin, Oneohtrix Point Never, Causing A Tiger, Wham City Comedy Tour, Brandt Brauer, Frick, Lunzproject (feat. Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story), Stickmen (Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto), Austra, CANT, Matthew Dear, Toro y Moi, Atlas Sound, Kode9, Glasser, Gold Panda, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, BEAK>, Twin Shadow, Adrian Belew Power Trio, Holy Fuck, The Naked & Famous, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Tim Hecker, M83, Battles, Dan Deacon, Suicide (performing Suicide), Crystal Castles, Umphrey’s McGee, Chromeo, Amon Tobin, Ghostland Observatory
This year’s Moogfest runs the weekend of October 28-30 in Asheville, North Carolina, and still has plenty of information regarding panel discussions, workshops, art exhibitions and installations, “interactive experiences,” and other non-Eno activities yet to announce.
• Moogfest: http://moogfest.com