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Composer, singer Thomas Dolby added to Moogfest lineup

The festival, which is devoted to art, music and technology, will be held April 25-28 at several walkable venues throughout the downtown Durham. Organizers announced its initial lineup on Thursday.

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DURHAM, N.C. — Composer and singer Thomas Dolby will appear three times at next month's Moogfest in Durham, festival organizers announced Tuesday.
The festival, which is devoted to art, music and technology, will be held April 25-28 at several walkable venues throughout downtown Durham.

Dolby, a 2012 Moog Innovation Award winner, had two hit singles in the 1980s - "She Blinded Me with Science" and "Hyperactive!"

During the festival, Dolby will participate in a two-way interview with Buzzfeed News Sr. Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold. The Johns Hopkins University professor and digital audio pioneer will also perform a musical set on April 27 at the Carolina Theatre.

Daniel Miller, founder of seminal synth-pop and industrial label Mute Records, has also been added to the lineup. Miller will be participating in a conversation and DJ set.

Also added to the lineup is composer and arranger Craig Leon, who will hold a joint conversation with William Basinski to discuss their new records and composition processes.

It was previously announced that songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode, Martin Gore, will be on hand for a creative discussion.

The festival will once again host a series of durational or long-form performances. New York City-based noise rock band A Place to Bury Strangers and IDM artist, sound designer and coder Richard Devine will each present four-hour performances.

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Just as with previous years, there will be daytime and nighttime programming that will include workshops, presentations and performances. Artists Cuckoo and Mylar Melodies will lead workshops and performances.

American Tobacco Campus will be hosting interactive music technology exhibitions in the Modular Marketplace, including a Moog Circuit Bending Challenge.

More performances and presenters will be announced closer to the event.

Tickets are on sale now. General admission passes are $249, and VIP tickets are $499. Engineer passes, which are $1,500, include a two-day synth-building workshop.


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