Watch: Moog Releases New Episode of GIANTS Synth History Documentary Series

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Watch: Moog Releases New Episode of GIANTS Synth History Documentary Series

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The comprehensive series from Moog Music highlights untold stories from some of the most important artists and innovators in modern music history.

Moog GIANTS is a platform for esteemed electronic musicians and innovators to express themselves through the art of storytelling. The artists who gave participated in this series have all greatly impacted electronic music history and culture, and their contributions have elevated the artform and industry to new heights. Effectively, the “giants” whose shoulders the many creatives they have inspired stand on — the pioneers who propelled synthesizers and analog instruments into the mainstream many years ago.

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The  newest episode of the series, centred on early synthesizer pioneer Bernie Krause is available to watch now:

This documentary series, filmed and produced by Moog Music, aims to honour and preserve the legacy of these artists –  sharing their untold stories with the world.

Join electronic music trailblazers as they describe their passions, inspirations, origin stories, and never-before-heard revelations. Through spoken interviews, original music, and visuals, these artists share their perspectives around how electronic music has evolved and provide context for their place in that story.

Following an entertaining and insightful first episode of the series about Moog synthesizer co-inventor Herb Deutsch, this latest episode tells the story of soundscape ecologist and bio-acoustician Bernie Krause. Once a Motown session guitarist intrigued by early advancements in the world of electronic music, the artist’s first Moog modular synthesizer encounter in 1965 led him to develop a new understanding of sound and musical expression. It was this understanding and early adoption of the instrument—co-owning one of the very first models—that helped Bernie and his musical partner Paul Beaver introduce the Moog synthesizer to the likes of George Harrison, The Monkees, The Byrds, and The Rolling Stones.

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