Musical America’s Composer of the Year

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Tod Machover was honored last night as Composer of the Year by Musical America in a ceremony at Carnegie Hall. In his article on Machover’s award, music critic Mark Swed wrote, “A true futurist understands the past and thinks about things to come, but the real work is to make the moment matter. At Lucerne, Machover presented a tribute to Boulez. Re-Structures for two pianos and electronics morphs from hardcore 1950s serialism into fresh, rhythmically driving, all-cylinders-firing, electronically enhanced Machover. The thrilling transition should be radical. In fact, the progress is so smoothly natural you hardly sense it as a transition at all, merely the past foretelling, as it should, what comes next.”

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