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The new 2022 calendar, covering 18-months and honoring innovators in the field of synthesis from the past 60 years.
Synthesizer Pioneers focuses on the history, evolution, and connection of contemporary synthesizer pioneers, and some of their relations to Bob Moog.
The calendar is the first of its kind to shed light on the historic achievements of synthesizer pioneers from all over the world, and includes Harry Olsen and Herbert Belar (RCA), Harald Bode, Raymond Scott, Bob Moog, Don Buchla, Peter Zinovieff (EMS), Alan R. Pearlman (ARP), Ikutaro Kakehashi (Roland), Fumio Mieda (KORG), Tom Oberheim, Dave Smith, Roger Linn, Wolfgang Palm (PPG), Dave Rossum, Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie (Fairlight), Ray Kurzweil, Felix Visser (Synton), and Makoto Fukuda (Casio). Many of the pioneers contributed historical photos of themselves with their hallmark inventions from their private archives, and the calendar goes further to trace the history by highlighting scores of historically significant dates within the calendar grid, which is designed with an engineering aesthetic ethic.
Many of the featured pioneers shared connections with Bob Moog that ranged from inspiration to friends, from colleagues to business associates. Secondary photos on many of the pages highlight these connections and show Bob with his fellow pioneers.
“Bob Moog was a dedicated student to the history of synthesis, and he was the first to acknowledge not only the work of those who came before him, but those whose work continued the evolution of synthesis,” notes Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. “Carrying that spirit forward, the Bob Moog Foundation is excited to bring the important work of so many synthesizer pioneers from around the world together in one document, where they can be appreciated and considered, as individuals and as a collective. Every month is dedicated to a new trailblazing innovator. We are honored to help represent their stories and connections in this way.”
All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will benefit the projects of the Bob Moog Foundation.