There is a fun piece in The Guardian today about Tod’s upcoming symphony orchestra piece for Perth: Flies, crows and crashing waves: the sounds that define Perth:
Tod Machover is creating a symphony for Perth. Or, more precisely, a symphony with Perth. Between a Desert and the Deep Blue Sea, which will premiere on March 1, will be created from sounds recorded by Machover and Perth residents in and around the city, in the same manner as city-made symphonies in Edinburgh and Toronto. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and his band of researchers have been collecting sounds and encouraging citizens to manipulate them via special apps, in preparation for a performance with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra. It’s truly collaborative music – and hugely exciting.
Check out the full article for the audio and evocative photography by Tanya Voltchanskaya.
And here is more coverage of the Perth Festival.