An Emmy for “Symphony in D” documentary

https://vimeo.com/144788502 Congratulations to Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson and Tod Machover for taking home an Emmy for Best Cultural Documentary for the film of SYMPHONY IN D at the Michigan Emmy Awards last night! Check out the trailer above. Dennis Scholl and Marlon Johnson picked up the awards in Detroit (photo below). Tod had to stay home to …

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A 21st century opera house for Boston?

Check out Tod Machover's letter to the editor of the Boston Globe, in response to a recent Globe article "Boston overdue for a proper opera house": With a clean slate, with the leadership of BLO and others, and with the participation of the area’s vital artistic and academic communities, Boston could design and build the …

St. Louis Gateway Arch

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Perhaps the most perfect public monument I have ever seen, far more impressive and indelible in person - because of the site, subtleties and significance - than in iconography. It was Eero Saarinen's first independent commission; he had worked in tandem with his father before that, and he beat out his dad for this …

Tod Machover to speak on “Democratic Excellence”

MIT Media Lab professor and composer Tod Machover will be delivering a public lecture on Saturday, April 27th, at the American Philosophical Society's meeting in Philadelphia. Scheduled for the morning session, chaired by Linda Greenhouse, the talk is titled "Democratic Excellence:  New Models of Musical Collaboration." For the full program, click here. Remaining true to the …

Chamber Music America Keynote (VIDEO)

Tod Machover's keynote lecture from the annual Chamber Music America Conference (January 18, 2013) has just been posted online. Among other things, he discusses chamber music as an ideal context to imagine and create a subtle, intimate, human-scaled future for technology, in the arts and beyond.

FAST Light this weekend

Update: Here's a Boston Globe article with additional information about FAST Light: "Illumination of imagination": "“The arts and the way they connect with things on campus are one of the best kept secrets at MIT,’’ says Tod Machover, the composer and professor of music and media at MIT who chairs the FAST steering committee. “These …