Build a Moog Synthesizer for Free at Dial-Tones in New York

February 23, 2016 -

Milli Encarnacion

If you've ever wanted to learn how to build a synthesizer, then now is the time: Moogfest presents Dial-Tones, a hands-on workshop series capped off with live improvisational performances and an afterparty. This Saturday, February 27th, the national workshop series takes place at the Ace Hotel in New York City. Best of all, all Dial-Tones workshops, performances and parties are free with RSVP. Spots are limited!

Dial-Tones at Ace Hotel is an all-day event that begins in the early afternoon, stretching to past midnight with its afterparty. The workshops start with Moog Music engineer Amos Gaynes taking center-stage as he leads the build of a Werkstatt-01 synthesizer. Both a children's workshop and an adult workshop are offered, giving participants an opportunity to explore the beauty and power of analog circuitry. The children's workshops are always extra special at each Dial-Tones event; Moogfest partners with local organizations to aid in hosting the young participants.

Additionally, to expand the miniature Moogfest atmosphere, artists who on this year's roster are tapped to play during each city's live performance. Let loose as a selection of electronic artists who command the New York scene immerse your auditory senses with improvisation, including Patricia, AntenesVia App, and Bookworms.

Moogfest is “a synthesis of music, art, and technology” set to take over Durham, North Carolina. Headliners include Gary Numan (three nights), GZA (two nights), ODESZA, Laurie Anderson, Oneohtrix Point Never, Suzanne Ciani, Blood Orange, Explosions in the Sky, and Sun Ra Arkestra. Keynote presentations will also take place, coming from transhumanist activist and pharma tycoon, Dr. Martine Rothblatt, as well as computer scientist and virtual-reality pioneer, Jaron Lanier.

Check out this video to see the excitement at previous Dial-Tones events. RSVP for this Saturday's workshop and performance here.

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