If you’re in the Ithaca, New York area, be sure to stop by The History Center of Tompkins County, which will be presenting an exhibition entitled Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer, in association with the Bob Moog Foundation.
Bob Moog moved to Ithaca in 1957 to study at Cornell University, and founded the R.A. Moog Company there. In 1963 he opened a small factory and storefront in nearby Trumansburg, which is where the Moog modular and Minimoog were developed.
The exhibition illustrates the story of Dr. Robert Moog in Trumansburg and his groundbreaking electronic musical instruments. It is based on interviews with family members, colleagues, and contemporaries, and includes displays of rare Moog instruments, such as a vacuum tube Theremin, a Trumansburg-era Minimoog, one of only three R.A. Moog Company PMS-15 amplifiers ever sold, and more!
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