Tod Machover named Composer in Residence for 2015 Lucerne Festival

Via Kirshbaum Demler and Associates

Tod Machover, composer, inventor and MIT Media Lab Professor, has been named Lucerne Festival’s 2015 Composer in Residence. As he has done for the cities of Perth, Edinburgh and Toronto, Machover will compose a collaborative symphony for the city of Lucerne to capture its life, spirit and culture in music. Beginning August 20, 2014 Machover will be in Lucerne for ten days exploring the energy of the city and gathering sounds and musical ideas submitted by the residents of Lucerne that define the city’s unique qualities and traditions. Recordings of conversation in a bustling café, the sound of water from Lake Lucerne or the many rivers that run through town, a factory or boat whistle, glasses clinking in a pub and children playing in a park, are some of the sounds that might be woven into a musical tapestry to create A Symphony for Lucerne.” This musical portrait of Lucerne receives its world premiere September 5, 2015, conducted by Matthias Pintscher.

Read the full press release with other Tod Machover news here.

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