Kronos Quartet features “Gammified”

https://youtu.be/koBcB9mhon0 The Kronos Quartet has posted a special website featuring Tod Machover's composition "Gammified," which they commissioned in 2019 as part of their "Fifty for the Future" series. The composition is based on Media Lab research into the reparative effects of 40 Hz. audio signals on the brain. The site includes a new Kronos recording for string quartet and electronics; the …

Machover streaming

Noam Chomsky and Kronos Quartet at MIT

Three major pieces by Tod Machover will be streamed internationally over the next week: CHOMSKY SUITE on May 8 at 7PM, A TORONTO SYMPHONY on May 9 at 7PM, and PHILADELPHIA VOICES on May 16 at 8PM (all US EDT).

25 years ago, predicting the digital revolution

Here's a fascinating article published by American Cinematographer in March, 1995, covering a Media Lab symposium on "Digital Expression." A star-studded panel, including Quincy Jones, Peter Sellars, Peter Gabriel, Jane Alexander, and Laurie Anderson, discussed how interactive digital technology might transform the arts, break down barriers, and transform the relationship between artists and audiences. Many …

Notes from Jeju Island, Korea

Tod Machover was visiting Jeju Island, South Korea, last week to participate in the Peace Workshop and Concert, a landmark in music-for-peace activities, and a major step forward for our SYMPHONY FOR THE KOREAS project (a collaboration with Hyung Joon Won and the Lindenbaum Organization).....plus a wonderful opportunity to perform both Flora and Gammified, back-to-back. …

“Schoenberg” in Vienna

Volksoper Wien has announced that Tod Machover’s “Schoenberg in Hollywood” will be receiving its European premier in April of 2020 in a new production by Helen Malkowsky with a cast that includes Lauren Urquhart and Jeffrey Treganza. Gerrit Prießnitz conducts the chamber work. It will be fascinating to see the opera in this legendary house interpreted by artists …