When rising sophomore Jeffrey Wubbenhorst began to restore a decommissioned synthesizer for his independent study, he wasn’t sure what it would lead to. Fast forward a semester, and the Duke student and his refurbished Moog Synthesizer 1c — affectionately nicknamed “Misty” or “Mystery Moog” — have landed at Moogfest 2016: a mecca for engineers, futurists and electronic artists.
I think the synthesizer, as a device, is really perfect for Duke, because Duke is so interdisciplinary… You’ve got psychoacoustics. You can teach physics with this. You can teach calculus, believe it or not. Of course, you have the musical side of it. Engineers love this!