Exhibit: Electrifying Music: The Life and Legacy of Robert Moog



Online Exhibit - Available
Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University - Closed


This exhibit draws from Cornell’s rich archive of materials tracing AEP alumnus Robert Moog’s lifelong fascination with electricity and its musical possibilities. It features instrument prototypes, design schematics, photographs, correspondences, and audio recordings. The exhibit also provides viewers with an opportunity to play a theremin and Minimoog supplied by Moog Music Inc.

Highlights include documents from Moog’s years studying at Cornell University, running his first synthesizer factory in Trumansburg, New York, and collaborating with composers and recording artists for whom he created personalized systems, including Wendy Carlos, who popularized the Moog synthesizer with the album Switched-On Bach; Keith Emerson of the progressive rock band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; and jazz musician Eddie Harris.

NOTE- Online exhibit available here.

Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Krock Library exhibit closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.  

Other resources on The Life and Legacy of Robert Moog: 

Cornell Cast Video

Chronicle Article "Moog festival to feature talks, music, exhibition"

When Machines Rock Thursday Talk

When Machines Rock Friday Talk

When Machines Rock Saturday Talk


Katherine Reagan - kr33@cornell.edu