Tod Machover was interviewed today on NPR’s Morning Edition. Tod speaks with host Bob Oakes about Music|Machines, an all-day event that will be held tomorrow (February 5, 2011) at the M.I.T. Media Laboratory. The event features lectures and discussions by such electronic music pioneers and thinkers as Max Mathews, Barry Vercoe, Marvin Minsky, Joe Paradiso, Eran Egozy (of Harmonix/RockBand) and others. At the evening concert, audiences will have a chance to hear the U.S. premiere of Tod’s Spheres and Splinters, performed by Peter Gregson. The concert also features works by Barry Vercoe, Richard Boulanger, Robert Rowe, Keeril Makan, Peter Whincop, Evan Ziporyn and Mary Farbood. In the Morning Edition interview, you’ll hear some examples of early electronic music at M.I.T. and learn why these were important milestones in the evolution of music and technology.
Music|Machines is free and open to the public. It is one of the kick-off events for the FAST Festival, showcasing the creative fusion of arts, science and technology at M.I.T. Directed by Tod Machover, the festival is part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 150th anniversary celebration.