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ABOUT THIS ALBUM:
Vinyl coming in Winter 2021!!! Behind The Sky is proud to present ‘Moogmentum’ by Lisa Bella Donna, a stunning and singular expression from an artist that is rapidly gaining international acclaim with her sophisticated and prodigious mastery of modular and analog synthesizers. Released in partnership with and as a fundraiser for The Bob Moog Foundation on it’s 15th anniversary and the second anniversary of the opening of the Moogseum in Asheville, NC, the music on ‘Moogmentum’ carries forward a legacy of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship and speaks to the timeless elegance and possibilities of Moog instruments. Dynamic, emotional, and filmic, this album further establishes Lisa Bella Donna as one of the living masters of synthesis.
“This record is a very special dedication to the life & work of Robert A. Moog. I wanted to tell a story coming from a musician who never had the privilege and pleasure to meet and speak with Bob personally. Rather, a story from someone who started on Moog synthesizers very young, about all of the doors it opened in my music and the way I looked at sound afterward. Bob Moog’s work takes us right to the way sound sets the stage for composers of all walks of life. The Moog synthesizer is that instrument. The one instrument that connected musicians and free-thinking artists of sound. All through my early years of working with Moog synthesizers, I would think about Bob’s journey and process; how amazing and exciting it must have been dreaming of such far reaching ideas to be so fully realized so quickly. His instruments and his designs have everything to do with the way I compose and realize my own work. To be invited to collaborate on this record with The Bob Moog Foundation is a thing of miracles. It’s also another beautiful way to celebrate the opening of the Moogseum, something I was so grateful to be a part of 2 years ago. I am hopeful that this record moves the listener through a series of chapters that gets them in touch with how they first discovered Moog synthesizers and the remarkable impact that they made.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Lisa Bella Donna is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, composer, modular synthesist, sound designer, educator, and clinician. She has decades of experience as a session musician, educator, as well as developing extensive techniques with musique concreté, modular synthesis, analog & digital recording techniques, microtonal music, orchestration & film composition.
Lisa currently tours all throughout the USA, Japan & Europe performing concerts and conducting workshops and clinics. She has been commissioned for many multichannel audio art installations in the USA and Europe. Lisa continues to inspire synthesists across the world every day from her recording studio in the Appalachian Mountains.
3. Onward to a Dream
8. Big Briar Cove
10. Remember, I love you
11. Gardens of the Blue Ridge Mountains
All compositions composed, arranged, & performed by Lisa Bella Donna
Lisa Bella Donna: Moog Modular Synthesizers & Sequencers.
Moog One, Minimoog, ARP 2600, ARP Omni, Polymoog, Mellotron,
ARP String Ensemble, Moog Tympani, Concert Percussion, Reel to Reels.
Robert A. Moog: Moog Synthesizer on “Procession”
Recording Engineers: Lisa Bella Donna, Trent Thompson, Jason Daniello
Recorded at Appalachian Recording, Asheville Music Hall, Blue Ridge Mountains, Moog Music Sound Lab.
Mixed at Appalachian Recording by Lisa Bella Donna
Mastered by Harold LaRue Mastering
Cover photography by Tristan Whitney Weary
Design & Layout: Evan Bartholomew
Produced by Michelle Moog-Koussa / The Bob Moog Foundation