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
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 🙂
“…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.”
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.”
Whooo, that was fun!
Thank you to everyone who supported us on our UK tour, we had a
The group kicked things off at St.George’s Bristol,
before heading north to Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, then to
Brighton Dome and Kings Place in London were tour concluded.
evening drew to a close with a further lift of the cap to the classic synth
repertoire with a run through of John Carpenter’s music from Escape from New York. A
fitting homage skilfully played but it was the self-penned newer music we heard
tonight that enthused this engaged audience. They applauded warmly, entertained
by this extraordinary and fun evening with this unique group of musicians.”
Siddorn, Bristol 24/7, (St George’s Bristol)