The Bob Moog Foundation is returning to NAMM this year with a dual booth sized Moogseum exhibit that will be showing artefacts from the actual Moogseum that should open later this year.
The exhibit will include a historic 1967 Moog modular system featuring 4 tiers of modules including three prototypes created in the late 60’s. The system was previously owned by Patrick Gleeson of Different Fur Studios and Don Preston of The Mothers of Invention. Both Gleeson and Preston will appear at the booth on Friday, January 25th to fight over who gets to play with it. The current owner, Walter Holland of Holland Synthesizers, will probably get first dibs although apparently his musical partner Steve Leonard, keyboardist for the Cretones, will be the one making the magic happen.
There will be a load of other treasures on display that give a glimpse into the story of this historic synthesizer company.
“It’s an honor for me to share this rare Moog modular with the Bob Moog Foundation, and through them to celebrate Bob’s seminal contribution to electronic music. I have spent three decades restoring, playing, and recording this synthesizer. I’m delighted that hundreds of other people will be able to discover and explore modular synthesis through it over the four days of the convention.”
- Bob Moog Foundation webpage.