DURHAM, NC (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers announced Moogfest, the festival of music, art and technology — will be moving to new digs in Durham, North Carolina for 2016.
The three day bi-annual event will take place from from May 19-22, 2016. In 214, the festival was staged on the other side of the state in Asheville.
Festival organizers describe the move as a "long term commitment" to Durham for the arts and technology festival, which has been held eight times since its inception in New York City in 2004. In recent years, the event has grown to include a conference for creative and technology professionals.
In 2014, Moogfest worked with designers and technologists at Google, researchers from the MIT Media Lab, editors from Make Magazine and organizers from the Eyeo Festival (among others) to present panels, workshops and demos at the forefront of art and technology. Presentations by music pioneers Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monae, and Keith Emerson were accompanied by conversations with inventors and electronic instrument designers Roger Linn and Tom Oberheim, plus Futurama creator David X Cohen.
Moogfest also commissioned ‘Moogfest: Conductar’, a virtual reality app, nominated for two Webby Awards. Moogfest is already developing new programming and plans to bring similar exciting partnerships to Durham in 2016.