Notes from Jeju Island, Korea

Tod Machover was visiting Jeju Island, South Korea, last week to participate in the Peace Workshop and Concert, a landmark in music-for-peace activities, and a major step forward for our SYMPHONY FOR THE KOREAS project (a collaboration with Hyung Joon Won and the Lindenbaum Organization).....plus a wonderful opportunity to perform both Flora and Gammified, back-to-back. …

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“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 …

“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 …

Project 305 premieres in Miami

From Tod Machover's Facebook: "Project 305 premiered last night at the New World Symphony in Miami, and went really well. This was the first major CITY SYMPHONY that I mentored and guided, with major creative work done by videographer Jon David Kane and composer Ted Hearne. Miami came shining through (although the global warming/you're-gonna-be-submerged-in-water theme …

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 …

“A Symphony for Lucerne” a triumphant premiere

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: "What a remarkable premiere yesterday of A SYMPHONY FOR LUCERNE at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL. We gave a pre-intermission "Making Of..." presentation and then played the new work. Matthias Pintscher and theLUCERNE FESTIVAL Academy Orchestra played brilliantly, beautifully. All of the Lucerne performers who we invited to participate - Der Chor …