Will Gregory plays Bach on a Moog synthesiser

30 July 2014, 20:43

Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble play Bach live at the Bristol Proms

Watch Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble play the first movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, live at the Bristol Proms.

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Will Gregory has found the missing link between analog synthesisers and the music of Bach - and it's the Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble.

Gregory, perhaps more known for his work with chart-topping dance-poppers Goldfrapp, explained to Classic FM's Jane Jones exactly how the Moog synthesiser is the perfect instrument to perform Bach on, no matter what the purists might think.

"I think the purists should wake up and smell the coffee… The electronic approach to Bach is very successful, because you can really start to dive in and hear this musical landscape were everything is beautifully, mathematically relating."

Pictures: Will Gregory's Moog Ensemble live at the Bristol Proms

But would the great baroque master have appreciated the sounds of Gregory's own Goldfrapp hit, 'Ooh La La'? He's undecided: "It's all in one key, and he was a man who liked to modulate…"

 
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