“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 …

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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, …

“Schoenberg in Hollywood” tickets now on sale

Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets for Tod Machover's newest opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood, premiering this November in Boston. Commissioned by the Boston Lyric Opera, the BLO's website describes the work as "a searing, intimate portrait" of one of the 20th century's most radical and influential artists. The brilliant composer Arnold Schoenberg fled the …

Mark your calendars for “Philadelphia Voices”

Tod Machover's highly anticipated Philadelphia Voices will be presented this April in a series of performances at Philadelphia's Verizon Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall. The latest of Machover's City Symphonies projects, the new work is inspired by conversations, poetry, sound, and music contributed by thousands of Philadelphians contemplating the state of their city (before and after the …

Quattro Mani presents Re-Structures with Tod Machover

Tod Machover – composer, inventor and professor at the MIT Media Lab – began his career as the first Director of Musical Research at Pierre Boulez’s IRCAM institute in Paris. His Re-Structures for 2 Pianos and Electronics was commissioned in 2015 by the Lucerne Festival, and was premiered there to celebrate Boulez’s 90th birthday. Mark …

December 9 at MIT Media Lab, “The Artist: Means, Meaning and Impact in the 21st Century”

Interesting "debate" at the MIT Media Lab on Dec.9 that Tod Machover be moderating and speaking at - "The Artist: Means, Meaning and Impact in the 21st Century". Final event of the DeVos Institute series on "Generation Elsewhere: Art in the Age of Distraction". Full info and registration at http://www.devosinstitute.net/GenerationElsewhere. Press release at http://web.media.mit.edu/~tod/media/pdfs/The-Artist_Means-Meaning-Impact_PressRelease.pdf.

Two Machover concerts this fall

If you're in Colorado or Vermont this fall, mark your calendars for these upcoming Tod Machover concerts! Thursday, September 29, 7:30-9:00 PM. Packard Performance Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre Street, in Colorado Springs. Machover, performs with Susan Grace and guests. More info here. Friday, October 14, University of Vermont, Burlington. 2:30 PM, talk on “Robotic Operas, …

Tod Machover on City Symphonies at the Lincoln Center Global Exchange conference

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: "Speaking tomorrow at Lincoln Center's fascinating Global Exchange event that explores the potential for the arts to raise awareness of - and change behavior towards - some of the world's most intractable problems. Will be presenting information about our City Symphonies past, present and future, as well as giving some …