Moog Music Honors Gary Numan With 2016 Innovation Award
May 10, 2016 at 12:22 PM (PT)
MOOG MUSIC is honoring synth-pop/techno-rock pioneer GARY NUMAN as the recipient of its 2016 MOOG INNOVATION AWARD, joining past honorees DEVO, BRIAN ENO and THOMAS DOLBY. The award will be presented to him at MOOGFEST in DURHAM, NC, on SATURDAY, MAY 21st at 2p (ET) in the MOOG POP-UP FACTORY. For more information, visit www.moogfest.com.
One of the original pioneers of popular electronic music, NUMAN’s career has spanned over 35 years, with more than 50 releases, 23 Top 40 singles and 13 Top 40 records. His first three solo albums, "Replicas" (1979), "The Pleasure Principle" (1979) and "Telekon" (1980), make up his post-pop “Machine Trilogy,” and form the prototype for modern industrial music. His early work helped pave the way for post-punk electronica, while propelling synth music beyond prog-rock to inspire the wave of '80s techno-pop that soon followed, including the likes of TRENT REZNOR.