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Moogfest 2018 Full Schedule Revealed:

IBM Watson’s Jennifer Sukis, Special Ralph Steadman Exhibit.

Moogfest unveils the full schedule for its 2018 festival, including artist-led workshops and conversations, film screenings, the addition of IBM Watson Creative Director Jennifer Sukis to its keynote program, and the premiere of a traveling exhibit from artist Ralph Steadman featuring many never-before-seen works. 

Keynote speaker Jennifer Sukis’s journey as a visual creative has progressed from branding to interfaces, and then apps to A.I. So, too, has her vision for how advancements in computing technology can solve long-standing problems in user design and experience. Her keynote will touch on how A.I. will influence human shifts into new creative frontiers and how we’re already tapping into the limitless creative applications waiting therein for mass usage.

As a companion to her keynote, IBM Watson Design Lead Maya C Weinstein will lead two workshops on enhancing design applications through cognitive technology. Participants will work directly with A.I. modules currently being used to inspire art and music at the highest levels, and use design thinking to conceptualize and collaborate on a specific project. No prior experience is necessary for participation.

The full schedule revealed today also includes over 200 workshops, masterclasses, and conversations along with this year’s film programming, among which are “Bight of the Twin,” Genesis P-Orridge’s exploration of the origins of voodoo in Benin; the Bedroom Community tour film “Everything Everywhere All the Time”; Gavin Rayna Russom’s experimental short, “No More White Presidents”; the Armen Ra biopic “When My Sorrow Died”; and more. All films will be accompanied by an artist conversation directly following the screening. The Moogfest 2018 local programming announcement also accompanies the schedule release. Durham collective and record label Raund Haus, along with dance music curators The Floor have assembled a full slate of performances from local producers and DJs, plus one very special guest to be revealed at the festival.

Additionally, Moogfest and United Therapeutics are excited to welcome the Ralph Steadman Art Collection’s exhibition of a selection of the renowned artist’s original works, Harmon-INK!, which will live within the annual Moog pop-up. Included in this exhibition are drawings and sketches from the filming of “Where the Buffalo Roam” and originals from the never-before-published “Rumble in the Jungle” series, companion pieces to Hunter S. Thompson’s ill-fated account of the epic clash between Mohamed Ali and George Foreman in Kinasha in 1974. One piece in particular was considered lost until it was discovered in the effects of Norman Scott this year and returned to the collection in time to be displayed for the first time ever at Moogfest 2018. To accompany the exhibit, Moogfest will be screening “For No Good Reason,” a documentary about Steadman introduced by the artist himself via Skype.

Harmon-INK! is made possible from the generous support of United Therapeutics, who are key sponsors of the Ralph Steadman Retrospective, scheduled to begin touring the U.S. this June.

Moogfest 2018 is presented by United Therapeutics, American Underground, and Moog Music Inc., with support from 21 Museum Hotel, Blizzard Lighting, and the Durham Convention Center.

To view Full Moogfest 2018 Schedule: https://moogfest2018.sched.com/

For more information, visit moogfest.com.

For Moogfest ticket holders:
Today’s reveal of the full schedule marks the announcement of the workshop sign-up schedule. As in previous years, the sign-up process will be determined by ticket type, broken down in detail below:

Engineer and VIP pass holders: Workshop sign-up begins this Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. (ET) and ends April 23 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Each pass holder will be able to reserve their spot in two workshops during this period.
GA, Student, and Durham Local pass holders: Workshop sign-up begins Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. (ET) and ends Thursday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Each pass holder will be able to reserve their spot in two workshops during this period.

Starting Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. (ET) onward, all ticket types can sign up for an unlimited number of workshops. Some workshops will reach capacity faster than others.

Engineering Workshop and Ticketing Details

Moogfest Engineer passholders participate in an annual, two-day workshop where they build their own rare and unreleased synthesizers. This year, they’ll be the first to own the Sub-Harmonicon, a “a semi-modular harmonic kaleidoscope that divides into itself until everything that is up becomes down,” inspired by the Trautonium, the Rhythmicon, and the Schillinger System.

Last year, participants built the DFAM, which went into full production earlier this year. Engineer Passes are available on an extremely limited basis for $1500 plus fees. General Admission and VIP passes are also available for $229 and $499 respectively, plus fees. Additionally, Moogfest and the Art of Cool Festival will be announcing a special collaboration for 2018. Details to be revealed soon.

Moogfest 2018 is presented by United Therapeutics, American Underground, and Moog Music Inc., with support from the County of Durham, Guitar Center, Lyft, Fidelity Investments, Reverb, Blizzard Lighting, Bull Durham Beer, and Izotope. For more information, visit moogfest.com.

Moogfest 2018

Durham, N.C. May 17–20, 2018

Adam Roberts

Aisha Devi

Alexandre Bazin

Alex Zhang Hungtai

Amber Mark

Annie Hart

Armen Ra

Aurora Halal

Author & Punisher

AXNT

Bart Westdorp

Bell Labs

Bonaventure

Briddy

CALAPSE

Carla Dal Forno

Caterina Barbieri

Catherine McCurry

Charlie and Lucy Paul

Chelsea Manning

Chocolate Rice

Christine McCharen-Tran

Cura Machines

Cyril Lance

Dave Sutton

Delta Sound Labs

DJ Bosslady

DJ Haram

DJ Nugz

DJ Stingray

djseanEboy

Discwoman

Dogzamm

Ebz

Ekene Ijeoma

Elizabeth Hoffman

Ellen Allien

Elliot Inman

Emily Sprague

Emptyset

Eric Marty

Ezra Miller

Fatima Al Qadiri

Fawkes

Footrocket

Gabriel Andruzzi

Gabriel Ferrandini

Gappa Mighty

Gavin Rayna Russom

Gemynii

George Hardebeck

Georgia

Ghostdad

Google Pie Shop

Helena Hauff

Helen Money

HIFIloRau

Honey Dijon

Hubbble

Ian Davis

IBM Watson

Jamila Woods

Jeff Bratton

Jennifer Sukis

Jenny Hval

J Rocc

Jon Hopkins

Jon Kirby

Joseph Murray

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Katie Gately

Kelela

Kid Cola

Kristen Gallerneaux

KRS-One

Kyoka

Kyōju

Lady Fingers

Lauren Sarah Hayes

Lawrence Rothman

Layne

Liam Byrne

Little Boots

Madame Gandhi

Magenta by Google Brain

Magnetic Sound

Mark Ballora

Mark Katz

Marshall Jones

Marta SmiLga

Martin Brooke

Martin Carillo

Marv Krown

Matthew Kenney

Maya C Weinstein

Michelle Lhooq

Midori Takada

Mileece l’Anson

Miniluv

Mobelizer

Mouse on Mars

Nadia Sirota

Nathaniel Whitcomb

Nay Fong

Nicole Mitchell

Nihal Mehta

Nikol Strobach

Nelly Ben Hayoun

Noncompliant

Oak City Slums

Oliver Caine

OG Senpaiii

ONO

Pamelia Stickney

Psychic TV

Quran Karriem

Rainer Kohlberger

Ralph Steadman

Rebecca Uliasz

RGB

Richard Graham

Rob Chamberlain

Sarah Reid

Sassy Black

Shabazz Palaces

ShaLeigh Comerford

Shanti Celeste

sl0gl0w

Smerz

Sonic Robots

Spank Rock

Spiritual Friendship

Steve Ellison

Stud1nt

Suicideyear

Summer Dunsmore

Sunset Palette

Suzanne Ciani

Synth Library

Tess Roby

Thomas F. DeFrantz

Tiffany Naiman

Tony G

Trandle

Treee City

NCSU Libraries

The Center for Advanced Hindsight

Torres

Umfang

Upper Glossa

Valgeir Sigurðsson

Venus X Machina

Waajeed

Walker Farrell

Wes Borland

Yves Tumor

About Moogfest

Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists and musicians. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. By night, Moogfest presents cutting-edge music in venues throughout the city. This mind-expanding conference attracts creative and technology enthusiasts for four days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant-garde experimentalists of today.

Ticket Information:

All ticket types below are available for purchase now HERE.

Engineer Festival Pass (limited quantity) – $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 and gift bag. 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.

Purchase the Moogfest 2018 Engineer Pass

Moogerfooger – Pre-Sale $449

This pass grants you priority access to select festival venues, exclusive events and gift bag. Workshops are available via capacity-limited RSVP. Engineer and Moogerfooger festival pass holders receive workshop selection priority on a limited basis. Pre-Sale Moogerfooger festival passes available for a limited time, while supplies last.

The Moogerfooger VIP pass is the first step to getting the most out of Moogfest 2018. As a VIP or Engineer passholder, you’ll receive priority access and entry to private events throughout the festival. This year’s VIP experience will feature:

Priority Access.

Private lounge with complimentary food & drink.

Skip-the-line access to select venues.

Early access for workshop sign up.

Exclusive gift bag.

All VIPs will have a personal concierge throughout the duration of the festival.

Private Events with Special Guests.

VIP Opening Party featuring DJ sets from Tommie Sunshine and Bonaventure.

Bedlam Vodka Happy Hours.

Daily brunch curated by Bagel Bar.

Festival Pass – Presale $199

This pass grants you access to all festival venues for performances and conference programming: conversations, workshops, and installations. Workshops are available via capacity-limited RSVP. Engineer and Moogerfooger festival pass holders receive workshop selection priority on a limited basis. Pre-Sale Festival Passes available for a limited time, while supplies last.

Payment plans are also available. Simply select ‘Monthly Payments with Affirm’ as your payment method during checkout. More details are available here.

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