The “global modular” will connect sounds from around the world.
Synth giant Moog has made an open call for “audio adventurers and sonic scouts” from across the world to contribute audio recordings and found sounds from their region for an installation being shown at this year’s Moogfest.
Designed with sound artist Yuri Suzuki, The Global Synthesizer Project takes the form of an interactive installation comprised of Moog-built synth modules, each of which will contain user recordings.
As London-based Suzuki explains in the video, the “global modular” is shaped like the continents of the world, with the sounds of each “country” connected by wires in the same way as a conventional modular synth.
The installation will debut at this year’s Moogfest in North Carolina, which features Grimes, D∆WN, Oneohtrix Point Never, Gary Numan, GZA and more. Moog is asking for submissions to be sent to GlobalModular@moogmusic.com as an audio attachment or though a file transfer service.
The company’s late founder Bob Moog is also set to be honoured in a film from the team behind modular synth documentary I Dream of Wires called Electronic Voyager, with a Kickstarter campaign for the project launching this week.