Will Gregory Moog Ensemble at BBC Proms

Did you catch our Moog landing at the BBC Proms last month? 

Members of the group joined the BBC Concert Orchestra for a sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the Apollo 11 mission to the moon among other historic events of summer 1969.

You can still listen to the whole concert on BBC Radio 3 here: https://bbc.in/2KxiuFy 

1’20 JS Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.3 Mvt.I
1’40 Will Gregory, Journey to Sky from Picard in Space

Oh, and if you’ve ever had any confusion over the pronunciation of Moog, it’s ‘Moog as in Vogue’ – thanks Lemn Sissay for clarifying!

One from the rehearsal at Alexandra Palace

‘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.” 

Final Night of the Tour at Kings Place

Our 2018 tour drew to a close at Kings Place this week – thank you to everyone who came to our gigs, we all had a blast and can’t wait to be on the road again!

Guardian photographer Tristram Kenton was there and took some photos of us all in action, here’s a taster:

The Moog Ensemble with Will Gregory @ King’s Place ©Tristram Kenton: tristram@tristramkenton.com
The Moog Ensemble with Will Gregory @ King’s Place ©Tristram Kenton: tristram@tristramkenton.com
The Moog Ensemble with Will Gregory @ King’s Place ©Tristram Kenton: tristram@tristramkenton.com
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