Detroit Free Press on “Symphony in D”

Terrific article in today's Detroit Free Press by Mark Stryker. On his Facebook page, Tod Machover comments: "Stryker paints the background for the project beautifully, and describes the paradoxical nature of this "ephemeral" work - that tries to capture this moment in Detroit's history with a not-likely-to-repeat cast of characters - with the simultaneous goal …

Detroit Countdown with Chaledan Chorus

From Tod Machover's Facebook: Hamming it up with the Chaldean Chorus last evening at rehearsal in their beautiful church just north of Detroit. They are among the amazing local musicians who will participate in the world premiere of SYMPHONY IN D with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Friday and Saturday. Info on tickets/timings/webcast here.

NY Times on Machover’s Detroit project

New York Times reporter Zachary Woolfe shadowed Tod Machover on a recent visit to Detroit and published his story in today's paper:  Detroit Symphony Tackles an Adventurous Premiere. The story does an excellent job of depicting the arduous process of building relationships with diverse communities within the city and developing collaborations that will be integrated into …

Detroit’s Youthville kids gearing up for Symphony in D

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: In the midst of workshops a few days ago at YouthVille, an inspiring after-school workshop center that offers creative training in everything from computer animation to running a radio station to choreography to music production. Working with my friend/colleague Morris Porter - himself a visionary producer, composer and performer (GREAT …

Detroit project spans generations

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Remarkable day yesterday working with our various partners for SYMPHONY IN D that we will premiere next month with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. We are collaborating with so many wonderful people from so many different backgrounds, from the bright, creative 3rd graders at Detroit Achievement Academy to the imaginative, thoughtful …

“Re-structures” premieres tomorrow as part of Pierre Boulez 90th birthday celebration

Remarkable young pianists Hazel Beh and Andrew Zhou at the first rehearsal for my new piece RE-STRUCTURES - in honor of Pierre Boulez's 90th birthday - which premieres on Sunday, August 23, at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL. Very very difficult piece, but they already play the heck out of it. Come to the concert if you can; …

Hyperscore in Detroit

Chantine Akiyama reports on the Opera of the Future team's visit to Detroit in July. Akito, who is an expert at our Hyperscore software, conducted a couple of Hyperscore workshops while he was there, one at the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS), and another at Crescendo Detroit. We also checked in on our Hyperscore …

Beginning Again

From Tod Machover's Facebook post today: Haven't done THIS for a long while! One the projects I am preparing for this summer's LUCERNE FESTIVALis a full-evening performance of my HYPERSTRING TRILOGY. I am making revisions to the solo and electronic parts, so had to prepare a new version of BEGIN AGAIN AGAIN... this week for …