5 Years of Innovation, Creativity, and Inspiration at the Moogseum – The Bob Moog Foundation

Celebrate Five Years of the Moogseum on Bob Moog’s 90th Birthday We are excited to announce that on May 23, 2024, we will celebrate five years of innovation, creativity, and inspiration at the Moogseum on what would have been Bob Moog’s 90th birthday. To celebrate, we will introduce rare and exciting pieces of music history to the museum, launch limited edition merchandise, and host special guided tours with Executive Director, Michelle Moog-Koussa. Newly donated items with unique historical interest from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives will be displayed at the Moogseum starting on May 23. One of the items becoming viewable to visitors of the Moogseum is Herbert Deutsch’s Melodia Theremin – the touchpoint of the Moog legacy. The instrument, introduced in 1961, was purchased in kit form and built by the Hofstra music professor and experimental jazz composer. The theremin catalyzed a chance meeting with Bob Moog in 1963, which led to Deutsch collaborating with Moog the following summer and developing the first Moog modular prototype. Deutsch’s widow, Nancy Deutsch, generously donated the culturally significant instrument, along with many other items, to the Bob Moog Foundation Archives in 2023. This will be the first time that it is displayed in public. Bob’s Workbench , one of the many exhibits at the Moogseum, will also be the beneficiary of added historical items. The updated exhibit will now host a rare Moog muSonics Minimoog Model D synthesizer previously owned by music producer Charles Stepney and donated on behalf of the previous owner, the late Philip A. DiTullio. The unique instrument represents the transition from R.A. Moog, Inc. to muSonics in 1971. The front of the instrument features the muSonics logo, while the back mentions it was built in Trumansburg, New York, meaning this specific Minimoog was likely built by R.A. Moog, Inc. but later sold by muSonics following the change in ownership and relocation of the company to Buffalo, NY. The Minimoog will sit at Bob’s Workbench alongside other significant additions. The Moogseum’s Patching Sound exhibit will also feature new visuals and updated information about modular synthesis and its evolution, including examples of contemporary modular offerings. Visitors will also be able to play a rare Minimoog Voyager Signature Edition, serial number 158, previously owned by the late Bill Plummer, a lauded audio engineer, Grammy nominee, and keyboardist for the band Oblivion Sun. After playing the synthesizer, guests will have the opportunity to sign a commemorative book alongside everyone else who played the instrument. Join us and purchase your ticket for the
Moogseum’s 5-Year Anniversary Celebration! Moogseum’s 5-Year Anniversary Celebration!
In commemoration of the museum’s five-year anniversary, the Bob Moog Foundation is offering a limited edition t-shirt featuring a modified Moogseum logo interwoven with quarter-inch plug-ins and cables in the shape of sound waves. The t-shirt will only be available for a limited time and can be purchased in person or on our online store. Visitors of the Moogseum can also purchase tickets for a special guided tour with Michelle Moog-Koussa. During this tour, she will shed new insights on the items added to the various exhibits. There are a limited number of tickets, so purchase yours now while they are still available. Everyone is also welcome to come together and celebrate what would have been Bob Moog’s 90th birthday by attending the Asheville City Soccer Club match against the Southern Soccer Academy Kings from Marietta, Georgia, on Friday, May 24th. During their warm-ups, Asheville City will wear commemorative Bob Moog-inspired soccer jerseys, which guests can purchase at the match. Proceeds from jersey sales will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation. The evening festivities will kick off with the National Anthem being performed by musician Robeone on a vintage Moog Liberation synthesizer provided by the Bob Moog Foundation Archives. More information about tickets and the match can be found here. We look forward to seeing you on May 23rd to celebrate Bob Moog’s life and legacy and to honor the past, present, and future of the Moogseum!