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Synthtober: Synth Spotlight — The Roger Luther Moog
Synthtober: Synth Spotlight — The Roger Luther Moog

This spooky season, we’re putting the spotlight on the iconic instruments behind some of our favourite spine-tingling soundtracks, scores, and sound effects. Join us all October long as we put the magnifying glass on some of the coolest instruments you’ve ever seen — or heard — before!

We’re starting off with the Roger Luther Moog (c. 1973). An example of an early modular synthesizer, these innovative instruments began emerging in the mid to late 1960s, serving a new generation of musicians hoping to take advantage of a whole new variety of other-worldly tones and gestures. Early synthesizers like the Roger Luther Moog enabled musicians to achieve a previously unheard of level of flexibility and the opportunity to develop their own performance technique and signature tone.

Join us in Roots of NMC at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm for a special mini presentation of the Roger Luther Moog. Learn a bit about the technological and cultural significance of this amazing instrument and check out a special seasonal “patch”!


Scotiabank Backbeat provides regular weekend activations for families, children, and general visitors of all ages, including pop-up music performances, hands-on activities, presentations from community partners, and more.