Check out the City Symphonies blog

Be sure to read--and subscribe to--the City Symphonies blog, which has been posting some captivating stories about the Philadelphia Voices project. Here's an excerpt from the most recent post, Jam Session with Sister Cities Girlchoir: I gave the girls a challenge of helping to create Philadelphia Voices by thinking of words and phrases that convey the …

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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 …

Plunging into “Fensadense”

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Straight off the plane yesterday from Dubai into an intensive rehearsal at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL for our new FENSADENSE project. What a pleasure to explore the relationships of improvisation-to-composition and acoustics-to-electronics with 10 amazing young musicians from around the world. Bach is already being transmuted into something new and surprising, …

Designing Operabots

Alex McDowell, production designer for Death and the Powers, shared these notes with us detailing his experience working on the production design of Death and the Powers. We thought they were worth sharing. Thanks Alex! DEATH & THE POWERS - designing operabots Alex McDowell, March 9 2011 Death and the Powers was my first experience …