Giorgio Moroder's soundtrack work in the 80's set a sonic aesthetic for an entire decade. His scores for Flashdance, Scarface, The NeverEnding Story, and Top Gun have permeated the mainstream for the last 25 years. Composed alongside of his classic albums From Here To Eternity and E=MC², his debut score for the film Midnight Express won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Original Score. In the clip below, Giorgio performs the film's "Chase" theme during an appearance on German television. Skip ahead to 1:45 to see the performance.
Giorgio Moroder is part of a diverse lineup of luminary speakers, tech innovators and music tastemakers set to intersect at Moogfest 2014. You can purchase Phase 1 tickets to see Giorgio here or visit moogfest.com to view the lineup of speakers and music showcase curators. On Thursday, Dec. 19 Moogfest will begin its music lineup announcements.