As a part of its important initiative to support the future of the string quartet, the globally-renowned Kronos Quartet will perform the first public performance of GAMMIFIED by American composer Tod Machover, through the expansive 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire commissioning and education project in partnership with Carnegie Hall and others.
Utilizing cutting-edge research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, where Machover holds the position of Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media, the piece for string quartet and electronics features Gamma frequencies, which have begun to show highly promising results for resynching the brain and promoting mental wellbeing. Machover, alongside graduate students Alexandra Rieger, Nikhil Singh and Ben Bloomberg in Machover’s Opera of the Future group, will discuss this technology and its potential implications for mental health with the Kronos Quartet.
Additionally, the composer and quartet will address Kronos’s five-year 50 for the Future project and its aspirations of creating a free library of 50 works – 25 by women and 25 by men – designed to guide young amateur and early-career professional string quartets in developing and honing the skills required for the performance of 21st-century repertoire.
Monday, April 29th
MIT Media Lab
6th Floor Multi-Purpose Room (E14-674)
Admission free; no tickets required
Streaming begins five minutes prior to 1pm