Boston Magazine feature on Machover

Illustration by Harry Campbell

Tod is on a media roll this week… here’s a terrific article in Boston Magazine – Genius Composition: How professor Tod Machover and a group of MIT scientists are creating the future of music. Here’s a quote: “Machover believes the music – not the technology – is the message. And if this means alienating the purists who think that all these gadgets are somehow inauthentic next to a violin or cello, so be it. “What’s authentic is anything that allows an individual to communicate,” he says.”

The article seems bound to stir up some strong opinions regarding what is “legitimate” music-making in this age of technology-assisted and technology-enhanced musical experiences. What do you think?

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