MATRIXSYNTH: Sun Ra - Video of the Original Minimoog Model B Prototype

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Sun Ra - Video of the Original Minimoog Model B Prototype

video upload by townesvancant

via Gorgio of

"the only known filmed performance of a Minimoog Model B is in Sun Ra's Space is the Place mind-blowing feature film..."

Update:Also see this post, this post, and this post.

via : "Sun Ra - space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--lands his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself "the alter-destiny." He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with vblack inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening "to chain you up and take you with me, like they did you in Africa" if they resist his plea to go to outer space. He duels at cards with The Overseer, a satanic overlord, with the fate of the black race at stake. Ra wins the right to a world concert, which features great performance footage of the Arkestra. Agents sent by the Overseer attempt to assassinate Ra, but he vanishes, rescues his people, and departs in his spaceship from the exploding planet Earth."

This one added to the Synths in TV and Film post.


  1. That's not a Model C, which looks more or less like the production model, but one of only two Model B Minimoogs.

  2. I remember this impressive film of Sun Ra, a real masterpiece!


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