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Moogfest Dial-Tones

Moogfest Dial-Tones

Moogfest brings its wildly popular mashup of music, art, and technology to the NCSU Libraries for a free evening full of interactive workshops for NC State students, faculty and staff and a performance that is free and open to the public. The Libraries have partnered with Moog Music and Moogfest on “Dial-Tones,” a mini-festival celebrating the art of synthesizers, circuitry, drone and microtonal compositions.

Happening Friday, Nov. 4, 6-10 p.m. in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium, “Dial-Tones” focuses on the versatile Moog Werkstatt synthesizer, which is available through the Libraries’ technology lending program. Participants will be able to purchase special $99 discounted student tickets to Moogfest 2017 with a valid ID

The “Dial-Tones” schedule features:

6-9 p.m.: Interactive synthesizer-building workshop and play sessions.
Learn how to make your own synth from 6-7 p.m. as Moog engineers and NC State librarians guide and assist you in understanding the mechanisms surrounding analog synthesizers. Then, from 7-8:30 p.m., you can play with your synth in your choice of breakout sessions in Audio Production, Visualizing Sound with Code or Electronic Circuits. No experience is necessary. Workshops are for NC State students, faculty and staff only; advance registration is required.

To register for the synth-building workshop, visit:

8:30-9 p.m.: Pizza break for workshop attendees

9-10 p.m.: Moogfest performances.
This free, public performance highlights local musicians CALAPSE, Hanz, JIL, PlayPlay, Oak City Slums and Trandle. Each will take turns incorporating Moog Werkstatt synthesizers into their performance, while dialing into a drone improvisation. Sound and visuals created from previous workshops will be woven into the performance as well. RSVP for the performances; space is limited.

To RSVP for the performances, visit:

The music continues at Kings in downtown Raleigh at the Dial-Tones After Party, curated by Oak City Slums. Admission is discounted for those who attended the earlier performance at the Hunt Library.