Moogfests’ ‘The Global Synthesizer Project’ aims to collect sound from around the world

by | Apr 26, 2016 | MUSIC

Richmond has no shortage of bizarre and intricate sound projects and we have no shortage of love for them.

Richmond has no shortage of bizarre and intricate sound projects and we have no shortage of love for them.

Moogfest, the NC-based music festival which honors and celebrates the 70’s synth-creator Robert Moog, is aiming for a complex new project which aims to also celebrate sound composition and noise from around the world.

That’s where the British sound-art designer Yuri Suzuki and “The Global Synthesizer Project” comes in.

“The Global Synthesizer Project,” aims to be an interactive electronic musical instrument installation where users synthesize environmental sounds from around the world. The final project will premiere at Moogfest, May 19-22 in Durham, NC.

Utilizing an archive of atmospheric field recordings from diverse geographies, “The Global Synthesizer Project” empowers users to create new sonic environments through the manipulation of a diverse collection of source materials.

But the project needs your help to build the library of noises to add to the custom Moog-designed-and-built synth module. “The Global Synthesizer Project” is asking audio adventurers and sonic scouts from across the globe to contribute local sounds from their regions.

Field recordings can be submitted to in either .aiff or .wav format.

Check out the video below to help participate in the project, and head over to for more info about the fest, tickets, and more.

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

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