Philharmonie de Paris: Days Off Festival

Reflections on the magnificent Paris de Philharmonie!

The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble has just returned from a packed out concert at the Philharmonie de Paris as part of Days Off Festival.  The team performed a concert of varied repertoire from composers such as Bach and Handel, to John Carpenter and original compositions by Will and Graham.  The concert provided a warm-up to Kraftwerk 3D, preparing listeners for a synth-filled evening.

Will welcomed the crowd and introduced every piece in French and after the concert we had members of the audience taking photos and asking questions about each synthesizer.

Thank you to the team at the Paris Philharmonie!

Members of the Moog Ensemble enjoyed the evening performance of Kraftwerk too đŸ™‚

‘I’m in the Moog Again’: Will on Analogue Monosynths

“…if someone opens a door or if sunlight falls on them they shoot off the grid and suddenly you have a roomful of what sounds like sick bagpipes.” 

©Tristram Kenton

Want to know more behind the inspiration of Will’s Moog Ensemble and how he came to set it up in 2005? Check out this interview he did for the Guardian back in 2015 here.

“I was also partly inspired by a sense of guilt looking at a room full of old synthesisers languishing unused and clogging up my studio; 10 phone calls later there we all were trying to wrestle our way through Bach’s third Brandenburg Concerto, hooting with laughter.” 

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