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A Bob Moog documentary is in the works, 'Electronic Voyager'

Jean-Michel Jarre, Gary Numan and Rick Wakeman will all appear in a movie about modular synths and more... 

A Bob Moog documentary is in the works, 'Electronic Voyager', looking at the life of the man behind the legendary synths. 

The film is directed by Robert Fantinatto, whose credits also include modular synth movie, 'I Dream of Wires', and the TV series 'Where Cool Came From', which looks at timelessness in everything from gaming to graffiti, architecture to tattoos. 

'Electronic Voyager' will feature Jean-Michel Jarre, Gary Numan and Rick Wakeman, keyboardist from the band Yes, and follows Michelle Moog-Kassa as she traces her father Bob's footsteps. A compilation, 'Electronic Voyages: Early Moog Recordings 1964-1969', is out next month, featuring six tracks that have only previously been available on vinyl. The film will premiere in 2020. 

Bob Moog died in 2005, and is credited with creating the world's first commercial synthesiser— the Moog. The company he founded continues to push boundaries today, as proven by a new limited edition vocoder and spectral modulator, and the semi-modular Martriarch. In April the brand's festival, Moogfest, celebrated its 15th anniversary, with sets from Matthew Dear, Gas and Tim Hecker.