“The Music and Art of Activism: A Conversation with Moby”


FROM 07.00pm

Ex Convento Dell’Annunziata

90 minutes

Simultaneous translation in headphones

€ 15

“Moby’s career in music has spanned decades. He is a household name for his musical talents, but it is his activism that keeps him going and striving to innovate. In the master class, Moby will discuss how his desire to make the world a better and more compassionate place has led him to branch out from music and into other creative mediums like director, producer, app developer, and writer.”

Live masterclass moderated by Edoardo Rossi with Moby in remote connection from New York.


Moby was born Richard Melville Hall in Harlem, NYC in 1965. His father gave him his nickname “Moby” when he was 10 minutes old, as a result of his hereditary relationship to Herman Melville. Moby started playing classical music and studying music theory when he was 9 years old, and then came of age musically in the punk rock scene in and around NYC in the early 80’s. He released his first single, “Go,” in 1991 (listed as one of “Rolling Stone” magazine’s best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. He has sold over 20,000,000 albums worldwide.
In addition to making his own records, Moby has also produced and remixed artists as varied and disparate as David Bowie, Public Enemy, Britney Spears, Ozzy Osbourne, The Beastie Boys, and Daft Punk, to name a few. Moby also works with and supports a variety of non-profit organizations, including The Humane Society, Emily’s List, The ACLU, and The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function.

Lindsay Hicks is a producer, performer, and director currently residing in Los Angeles. For years, she has worked on teams for celebrities and television companies producing and developing new creative concepts and currently runs Little Walnut Productions with Moby. Lindsay has directed the award-winning short Why I’m A Vegan, produced the feature documentary Punk Rock Vegan Movie, and is the co-host of the podcasts Moby Pod and Human Values.

Edoardo Rossi is an author and podcaster.
Born in 1975, he began in 1993 as a speaker for radio music programs on local stations (Radio Eclisse 82). After a period as a DJ and event organizer in Liguria, he moved to Milan where, since 2000, he has hosted thematic programs on the Milanese station Rock FM (Radio Group 101, Monradio) until its closure in 2008 and, at the same time, editor, text adapter and author for Mediaset tv shows (action, dissemination, reality) such as Real Tv, Sai perché?, Striscia La Notizia. From 2010 he moved to MTV (Crispy news – International) and in the following years he made musical documentaries and docu-reality shows for Deejay TV (Jack on tour, MTV Spit).
From 2015 he began a collaboration in musical content for Sky Arte (in particular he is the author of the six seasons of the series “33 giri italian masters”) and, more recently, for content broadcast on Sky Documentaries. He has been involved in branded television and digital contents (Peugeot, Juventus, Citroen, Ilsole24ore) and was writer from the 18th to the 22nd edition of the travel & adventure show for Raiuno called: “Overland”. Since 2019 he has also dealt with automotive/motorsport content: he collaborated until 2020 with the website (he wrote and speak the podcast “Ring – storie di passione”), with the motors channel MotorTrend/Discovery (Mario Biondi’s Elecrtomod) and for “Drive Up” (Italia Uno/ Sport Mediaset). In 2017 he obtained a diploma in Counseling at S.I.Co. and is a teacher in musical docu-series at the Master for Content Creation for podcasts, radio, TV and new media of the 24ore Business School.