Schoenberg in Hollywood in Vienna rescheduled

The April 2020 performances of Schoenberg in Hollywood have been cancelled because Vienna is on lockdown and all theaters, museums, and public venues are closed until further notice. However, the great news is that the Vienna Volksoper informed us yesterday that the new production has been rescheduled for the beginning of the 2021/2022 season. We …

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 …

Kronos Quartet to premier Tod Machover’s “GAMMIFIED”

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, …

Music for the Koreas

Tod Machover just returned from a five-day visit to South Korea to meet with violinist Won Hyung-joon, director of the Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra. Won has been trying for two decades to bring together musicians from South and North Korea as a way to promote peaceful reunification between the two countries. After seeing a documentary about …

Opera of the Future is selected for Library of Congress archive

We're excited to announce that the United States Library of Congress has selected the Opera of the Future website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive. "We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record," the Library stated. …