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'Electric Voyager' to document the life of synth pioneer Bob Moog

Engadget Engadget 27/04/2016 Billy Steele
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The synthesizer documentary I Dream of Wiresdebuted on Nextflix back in August, offering a look at the history of the instruments and their influence across genres of music. The director/producer duo film are at it again, and this time the story is the legacy of a synth pioneer. Electric Voyager: Retracing Bob Moog's Sonic Journey will chronicle the life of a key figure in music history by following his daughter as she visits the people and places that influenced her late father.

Filmakers Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm are teaming up with with Bob Moog's daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa, and the Moog Foundation to make the documentary. According to the Kickstarter page for the film, the duo have been given "exclusive access to unseen family photos and rare historical artifacts from the Bob Moog Foundation archives." What's more, a number of iconic musicians and fellow pioneers have expressed interest in contributing to the project. That list includes Rick Wakeman (Yes), Gary Numan, Roger Powell (Utopia), Steve Porcaro (Toto), Herb Deutsch and Moby.

If you're looking to support the film, the Kickstarter campaign for Electric Voyager is live. With a pledge of $25 or more, you'll receive a digital download of the documentary that's expected to debut in spring 2017.


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