Coming to the mountains of western North Carolina
Moog founded Big Briar, Inc. in 1978 in the mountains of Western North Carolina. In 1982 the company introduced a line of alternate control devices for electronic music production, including a Theremin Controller.
In 1989, Moog met Leon Theremin in Bourges, France, and in 1991 he and musicologist Olivia Mattis interviewed Theremin at a ceremony in Theremin’s honor at Stanford University. The same year, Big Briar introduced its “Series 91” line of professional theremins. In 1995 Big Briar produced the Etherwave theremin and Mastering the Theremin, with Lydia Kavina, a professional instructional video on how to play the theremin. 1998 saw the introduction of the moogerfooger analog effects - a line of voltage controlled stand-alone effects.
Big Briar became Moog Music in 2002. The Asheville, NC based company designs and builds theremins, analog effects modules, and analog synthesizers.
Moog’s reputation as a leading innovator in electronic music continues with great products like the minimoog Voyager analog synthesizer and the moog Piano Bar. Moog's commitment to musicians worldwide is to produce timeless electronic musical instruments with soul.
For more information on the history of Moog Music check out the website moogarchives.com