Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, will present “Insights Into An Innovator: Bob Moog” as part of NAMM’s TEC Talks at the 2017 NAMM Convention. The presentation, based on materials recently uncovered in the Moog family’s archive of historical materials, will showcase several of the archive’s thousands of photos and documents, many of them never before shared publicly. The event will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in room 202A of the Anaheim Convention Center.
Through the presentation, Ms. Moog-Koussa will reveal formative elements in her father’s early life that led to his career as synthesizer pioneer, sharing a unique selection of materials that encompasses vintage family photos, as well as documents including various school records, and correspondence between a young Bob Moog and close relatives.
“I have always been interested in my father being understood as a complete human being, beyond the shell of an iconic figure,” comments Moog-Koussa. “Even I have been enlightened by some of the discoveries I have made in the last six months through exploring thousands of new items.” Debuting these new glimpses of Dr. Moog at NAMM is particularly powerful for Moog-Koussa. “NAMM was always a very meaningful event for my father, and for the past 10 years it has been for me as well. It’s only fitting to reveal much of this material for the first time among the industry that played such an integral part in the Moog legacy.”
The Bob Moog Foundation, founded by the inventor’s family, friends, and colleagues, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Its mission is to ignite creativity at the intersection of science, music, and innovation, enlightening over 1,500 second grade students per year through their innovative science curriculum, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool. They also maintain the Bob Moog Foundation Archive, a robust collection of schematics, instruments, prototypes, notebooks, photos, vintage catalogs and more. Headquartered in Asheville, NC, the Bob Moog Foundation is not associated with Moog Music, Inc.