Sounds and sights of the Mummers Parade

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Was in Philadelphia for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, to experience various Philadelphia Orchestra events (New Year's Eve concert and New Year's Day Open House) and the be present for all the Mummers famous New Year's Day events, including the Parade (in totally freezing weather - I thought …

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“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 …

Beginning Again

From Tod Machover's Facebook post today: Haven't done THIS for a long while! One the projects I am preparing for this summer's LUCERNE FESTIVALis a full-evening performance of my HYPERSTRING TRILOGY. I am making revisions to the solo and electronic parts, so had to prepare a new version of BEGIN AGAIN AGAIN... this week for …

Detroit Notes

The Opera of the Future crew spent the Memorial Day weekend in Detroit, doing activities for the SYMPHONY IN D project. The 3 days were packed and each activity was an adventure: from driving in (and recording audio from) a Grand Prix race car, to visiting the Movement techno music festival with young DJ students, …

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, …