Not sure if this has made the rounds or not yet but toight in Phila Pa there will be a free screening of the new "moog" movie followed by a concert of electronic music. All this goes down at the Monthly philadelphia Electornic music party Gateway to moonbase Alpha at 40th and Walnut sts in the Rotunda. Here's the skinny (or Phat bass as the case may be :)) This month features: MOOG (screening at 8pm SHARP; 72 minutes; the new documentary about Robert Moog, inventor of the modern synthesizer; film synopsis below*) ORTHO (ORTHO will change your life. Hailing from New York and the Solar System, ORTHO uses homemade costumes, props, and electronic instruments to tell their tales and espouse scientific theories. Set time: 15-20 minutes) AUDIOPHYLE ("[is] Colin, Jerry and Tia with some kidnapped folks including Erik the Madman Dutchee, Mapp the Streetstalker and various folks from Washington Heights. We constantly search for new vibrations and megahertz for futher exploration by fusing together old anolog technologies & new digital mediums with free improvisation. We are up to our armpits in electrical trix, we're gonna flip cars and light fires, we're gonna mess with your head while you sleep in bed..."; collaborating with Doug of Scattered Planets) THE GREAT QUENTINI(Born in an obscure corner of Pennsylvania. Abducted by space aliens for cross cloning with Yeti. Twelve year residency at Dr Zorg's secret underground space station. Five year unexplained gap. Thirteen years in Philadelphia recovering from wounds received while fighting Gondar. In the words of an 8-year-old critic: "Don't be afraid Mom, he's just a Sacred Clown."; Performing 2 sets) *MOOG, the new documentary about Robert Moog, inventor of the modern synthesizer, is a portrait of the legendary figure in music and technology and his ideas about creativity, design, interactivity, spirituality and his collaborations with musicians over the years. MOOG was directed by Hans Fjellestad and produced by Fjellestad and Ryan Page, who collaborated on FRONTIER LIFE (2002), a film about Tijuana, Mexico, and its burgeoning electronic dance music scene. Watch the trailer for MOOG (QuickTime) http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ Visit the official MOOG film and music website : http://www.zu33.com/moog/ MOOG is distributed by PLEXIFILM : http://www.plexifilm.com/ Permanently changing the face of music, the "Moog synthesizer" went from being the centerpiece of a late-60s craze -- appearing on records with such titles as Spotlight on the Moog, Moog Power, Music to Moog By, Country Moog, Moog Indigo, Exotic Moog and countless others -- to an indispendable instrument for progressive rock bands like Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Yes to predating the electronic dance music movement of today. Moog explains that he "can feel what's going on in a piece of electronic equipment... it's something between discovering and witnessing." And he is convinced that many musicians come to "feel" a circuit in a similar way. In fact, musicians make such strong emotional connections with the electronics inside a Moog synthesizer that the inventor himself has reached cult hero status. Born in 1934, Robert Moog has been inventing and building electronic musical instruments for nearly half a century. Still active in his workshop in rural North Carolina, Moog continues to shape musical culture with some of the most inspiring instruments ever created. The film was shot on location in Asheville, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and London, featuring appearances by Keith Emerson, Walter Sear, Gershon Kinsgley, Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert, Rick Wakeman, DJ Spooky, Herb Deutsch, Bernie Worrell, Pamelia Kurstin, Tino Corp. with Charlie Clouser, Money Mark, Mix Master Mike, and an eclectic mix of performers. Artists such as Stereolab, Meat Beat Manifesto, Tortoise, Money Mark, Luke Vibert & Jean-Jacques Perrey, 33, Moog Cookbook, Plastiq Phantom, Psilonaut, Bernie Worrell & Bootsy Collins, Roger O'Donnell, The Album Leaf, Pete Devriese, Bostich, Charlie Clouser, Baiyon, Suzanne Ciani, Gershon Kingsley, Doug McKechnie, Electric Skychurch and others contributed original music produced on Moog instruments for the soundtrack. 8pm, FREE FOR ALL AGES, free vegetarian buffet, at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia -- ___________________________________________________________________ HELP WANTED PRODUCTIONS - Http://www.HelpWantedProductions.com "Bringing you the best in Organic Electronic music since we started..." Home of the Unusual Instrument and Recording Gallery with pictures and info of Tube recorders, Omnichords, weird guitars, Casios, and more.