A Visit from musikFabrik

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The delightful folks from Germany’s musikFabrik dropped by the MIT Media Lab yesterday for a chat with Tod Machover and a chance to see some of the music technology developed there. The Cologne-based ensemble was in town to rehearse for tomorrow night’s concert at Harvard’s Paine Hall, where they will perform six new works by the Harvard New Music Group. They will then dash off to Troy, NY, to perform a different program on Sunday night at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s spectacular EMPAC hall. Why not spend the day to enjoy the Berkshire’s, explore the 19th-century small town charms of Troy, followed by a bracing dose of 21st-century music and architecture?

Saturday, May 18, 8:00 PM – John Knowles Paine Hall, Harvard University 


  • “Over-Proximity” by Edgar Barroso (b. 1977, Mexico)
  • “Where is There – mini-creature no. I” by Sivan Cohen-Elias (b. 1976, Israel)
  • “Pantomime-Aria” by Justin Hoke (b. 1987, Pennsylvania)
  • “Nous-Apparatus” by Timothy McCormack (b. 1984, Ohio)
  • “For every human being who looks up at the moon will know” by Ian Power (b. 1984, New York)
  • “Spuler” by Sabrina Schroeder (b. 1979, Canada)

Sunday, May 19, 6:00 PM – EMPAC, R.P.I.


  • Concert for Piano and Orchestra by John Cage
  • Interference by Richard Barrett,
  • Paramirabo by Claude Vivier
  • Plus two pieces from the Harvard New Music Group

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