The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble, a project led by Will Gregory (of Goldfrapp) and Adrian Utley (of Portishead) present a unique and one-off concert at the National Concert Hall on 1st October 2017 at 8pm, featuring newly composed music, transcriptions of classical works and their own versions of music from popular culture and film all on Moog synthesizers.
The concert is a collaboration between Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin and the National Concert Hall, and it is the culmination of a series of residencies in the Moog Sound Lab by leading composers and musicians as part of our SOUND CHECK exhibition. The NCH concert puts the Moog centre-stage, showcasing the work of two leading exponents of Moog music: Will Gregory and Adrian Utley. As one half of the electronic music sensation Goldfrapp, who released Ooh La La in 2005, the keyboard-player and composer Will Gregory is one of the UK’s leading advocates of using synthesizers and electronic instruments to create new sounds and reinvent old ones. Together with Adrian Utley and other musicians, including composer Graham Fitkin, they present works by Bach, John Carpenter, Burt Bacharach and Olivier Messiaen in arrangements as you have never heard them before.
The unique event also sees Will Gregory premiere a piece to mark the 10th anniversary of Robert Moog’s death, featuring a new clocking device that enables all ten synthesizers to be synchronised, producing an entirely new soundscape.
Will Gregory studied music at York University before going on tour as saxophonist with Tear for Fears, and has since worked with a range of well-known artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, London Sinfonietta and Portishead before teaming up with Alison Goldfrapp in the 1990s. Long-time friend and collaborator, Adrian Utley, is a renowned guitarist and producer who recently recorded Terry Riley’s In C with his guitar orchestra for Invada records. Other collaborations include work with Sparklehorse, Patti Smith, Aphex Twin, Tom Jones, Massive Attack and PJ Harvey, to name a few.
Tickets for The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble are available from the NCH Box Office (Tel: 01 417 0000) or you can click here to buy online at nch.ie.