Tod Machover visited Toronto last Friday to check in on the school kids who have been working on their musical contributions to the “A Toronto Symphony” project all fall. The visit is described in this terrific
. Here are some cool photos and comments posted by Tod on his Facebook page. Musical Toronto post by John Terauds Click on images to enlarge.
On stage rehearsing with wonderful musicians from the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. We were preparing for Thursday’s stimulating concert/workshop with students from all around the city.
We had an amazing session on Thursday with3rd-to-6th graders from around Toronto who have been composing Hyperscore pieces for A TORONTO SYMPHONY. Great pieces and very smart kids.
On a photo shoot for Toronto Life magazine, continuing to record the city with little digital device and binaural ear-microphones.
The CN tower is omnipresent in Toronto, and somehow it is always juxtaposed with something interesting. The amazing news is that we met yesterday with the production team from the tower, and they are very interested in having us design an interactive illumination of the tower to accompany the A TORONTO SYMPHONY premiere in March. We’ll see…..
Beautiful fashion design studio of Rosemarie Umetsu, in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood. Rosemarie will be designing me a Toronto-themed outfit to wear for the A TORONTO SYMPHONY premiere in March. You’ll have to come to the concert to see the cool idea she has come up with:)
Designer Rosemarie Umetsu, the Toronto Symphony’s Jennie Green, and my colleague Peter Torpey (creator of Media Scores – http://toronto.media.mit.edu/scores) at Rosemarie’s fashion design studio in Toronto. Very very cool place.
My music stand before conducting a concert/workshop for 35d-to-6th graders in Toronto on Thursday. Kids from all over the city had written Toronto-themed Hyperscore pieces; we played some back from the computer and transcribed others so they could be played by members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (like “The Art Gallery” here.
School kids filling up the auditorium at our Hyperscore-related event in Toronto on Thursday.
One of the heads of music for Toronto Public Schools – Janice Lewis – addresses a wonderful group of “young composers” and collaborators at our performance/workshop on Thursday.
I have always LOVED the skyscrapers in downtown Toronto, so bold and clean and – seemingly – super-tall; all sharp-edges and etched in light by night. I used to call Toronto “Skyscraper Heaven” when I commuted there in the late 70s when I was studying at Juilliard, but was also principal cellist of the Canadian Opera touring company. The city has only gotten bolder and more beautiful since then.