Three generations of Moog shared the stage at Moogfest Saturday night to celebrate the third annual Moog Innovation Award. Herb Deutsch (Friend and collaborator of Bob Moog) and Mike Adams (President of Moog Music) presented Thomas Dolby with a Minimoog Voyager XL in honor of his innovative achievements.
Dolby is a self made man, synth pioneer, and mad scientist. Like Bob Moog, Thomas Dolby’s quest for knowledge and desire to sculpt the world around him led him to the world of electronics, where he designed his own synths, founded his own software company, and charged head long through the world of pop music and into America’s consciousness. To say he was blinded by science would be doing him a disservice, for science has been his guiding light, and technology his namesake. For expanding the sonic boundaries of the new wave movement and for fearlessly embracing the future, Moog is proud to present Thomas Dolby with a custom Minimoog Voyager XL, in honor of being the 2012 Moog Innovation Award winner.