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Smart and fast paced, this 2004 video documentary by Hans Fjellestad profiles Bob Moog, known to keyboard players across the globe for helping to invent the analog synthesizer. Now a resident of Asheville, North Carolina, Moog recalls the introduction and rapid commercialization of the instrument, which was initially denounced for "destroying human culture" and has indeed revolutionized the way people think about music and musicianship. Fjellestad rounds up some prominent and insightful players to commiserate with Moog, ranging from Rick Wakeman and Bernie Worrell to DJ Spooky and Money Mark. A thoughtful and agreeable man, Moog remarks that the most important aspect of music is human interaction, though he seems to realize he's done more than anyone since Thomas Edison to stifle it. 70 min. Gene Siskel Film Center.

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