Your “Schoenberg in Hollywood” toolkit

"...some of the most arresting music heard in a BLO premiere in recent seasons." - Boston Classical Review closemore   Here are a few items to help you wrap your head around Tod Machover's newest opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood, which premiered this week with the Boston Lyric Opera at Boston's Paramount Theater.  For the composer's account …

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Schoenberg in rehearsal

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLyricOpera/videos/713931172312155/   It's happening! Tod Machover's newest opera, "Schoenberg in Hollywood," is in rehearsals this week. Check out this rehearsal footage as members of the team--Karole Armitage, Peter Torpey, and Ben Bloomberg--explain their roles and describe some of their creative challenges. "Schoenberg in Hollywood" has its world premier next week, November  14-18, in Boston. Shows …

A “Philadelphia Voices” choir rehearsal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqvTAgimKgM Tod Machover was in Princeton on February 26th, 2018, to work with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, one of the three choirs that will be performing in the premiere of "Philadelphia Voices." He posted on his Facebook page: "It was amazing to hear the melodies and harmonies of PHILADELPHIA VOICES come to life through the …

Tonya Matthews speak about Symphony in D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q63Tgd5HJIA Wonderful interview with Tonya Matthews - director of the Michigan Science Center, PhD in biology, and truly brilliant poet and performance artist - on the occasion of the PBS premiere of the Dennis Scholl/Marlin Johnson documentary on the SYMPHONY IN D project. Tonya speaks beautifully about her work and about describing Detroit in words …

Philadelphia Voices @ National Constitution Center

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSbJd982q-Q Composer Tod Machover visits the National Constitution Center on Constitution Day, September 17, 2017, for his newest city symphony project, "Philadelphia Voices." His objective: to collect sounds that capture the spirit of the place that gave birth to American democracy. Add your voice to the project by downloading the Philadelphia Voices app! Download in …

WGBH Open Studio interview

Interesting interview on WGBH TV's "Open Studio" about the VOCAL VIBRATIONS project, including footage from the Cambridge, Massachusetts, installation open through March 21. The interview is from 6:00-14:40 at http://tinyurl.com/OpenStudioTod, followed by a cool chat with Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues who happens to be a friend, a really lovely guy, and is still touring …

Great interview with The Flute View

Check out this terrific interview Barbara Seisel did with Tod Machover about his recently premiered flute concerto, "Breathless." The article, temporarily available online to nonsubscribers, provides an in-depth look at how the piece was created. Tod talks about how he collaborated with flutist Carol Wincenc, and how he thought about using electronics, how the three-movement …

Perth Journal

Tod Machover wrote on his Facebook page: On November 5, 2013 Spent some wonderful time yesterday in Perth with Richard Walley, one of Australia's most distinguished artists and musicians. He is a member of the Nyoongar people, and he filled in many gaps in my knowledge of the history of indigenous people in Australia, from …