Brian Eno to Appear at Moogfest 2011

 

Presenting one of his “Illustrated
Talks” in addition to unveiling his “77 Million Paintings” art/video
installations at the October event. See full list of performers below, too.

 

By Fred Mills

 

It almost goes without saying that last year’s Moogfest
music festival,
held over Halloween weekend in Asheville, NC, was a roaring
success, and that the second edition of the event, which will be taking place
Oct. 28-30, should be even wilder, with everyone from the Flaming Lips, Moby,
Suicide and Tangerine Dream to Crystal Castles, M83, Chromeo and Atlas Sound slated
to appear. Today, things just got even more interesting.

 

Brian Eno’s 77 Million
Paintings
“visual music” art installation will be opening in Asheville
during Moogfest weekend (at the YMI Cultural Center in downtown Asheville), and
it’s only the third time it has been displayed in the US, following openings in
San Francisco and Los Angeles. (Previous exhibitions have been in Sydney, Milan and Venice. What’s more, Eno –
no stranger to Moog and other analog synths, as the photo above might suggest –
will also be on hand to present (separately) one of his “Illustrated Talks” at
Moogfest. Full details will be announced shortly, and you can track them at www.Moogfest.com.

 

 

 

About 77 Million Paintings:  “Conceived by Eno as ‘visual music,’ it is a constantly
evolving sound and image-scape born from his exploration of light as an
artistic medium and his interest in the aesthetic possibilities of generative
software. Presented on a uniquely configured constellation of video monitors, 77 Million Paintings is a serene and
beautiful work, slowly evolving and transforming in time such that no two instants
are quite the same. It is art that encourages the viewer to slow down and enter
a contemplative state, reflecting on the uniqueness of a passing moment that
has almost certainly never existed before.”

 

(The
display opens Oct. 28 for Moogfest ticket holders and then for the general
public on Nov. 2, running through the end of November.)

 

Moogfest 2011
Confirmed Artists:

 

Brian Eno (77 Million Paintings, Illustrated Talk)

The Flaming Lips

Moby (full band)

Passion Pit

STS9

Tangerine Dream

Crystal Castles

Umphrey’s McGee

Chromeo

Amon Tobin: ISAM Live

Ghostland Observatory

Suicide Performing Their Legendary First Album “Suicide”

M83

Battles

Anika

Atlas Sound

Little Dragon

The Antlers

Holy F**k

The Naked & Famous

Dan Deacon

Mayer Hawthorne & The County

Tim Hecker

Twin Shadow

Adrian Belew Power Trio

Beak>

Matthew Dear (band)

Toro y Moi

Kode9

Glasser

Gold Panda

Brandt Brauer Frick

Lunzproject Feat. Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story

Stickmen (Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto)

Austra

CANT

Wham
City Comedy Tour

Causing A Tiger

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Oneohtrix Point Never

Ford & Lopatin

 

 

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