From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Had dinner with David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet on Sunday, and afterwards came across this lovely photo from our "Chomsky Suite" project from a few years ago. Unforgettable! — with Jeffrey Zeigler and Noam Chomsky at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Here are movements 2+3 (out of 5) of Tod …
Pictures from Lucerne
Tod Machover is in Lucerne, Switzerland, for ten days to begin work on "A Symphony for Lucerne." He's running around meeting many different groups in the city, auditioning musicians and recording the "sounds of Lucerne." There was a nice notice in the New York Times about Tod's residency for the 2015 Lucerne Festival.
“Vocal Vibrations” Excerpt
Images and music excerpts from the Paris premiere of "Vocal Vibrations," by Tod Machover and Neri Oxman.
A Symphony for Perth
Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea: A Symphony for Perth was composed from October 2013 to February 2014 for Carolyn Kuan and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, on commission from the Perth International Arts Festival. The 25-minute work is a musical, sonic portrait of Perth and surrounding areas, and was created in collaboration …
Photos from Paris
Photos just in from the opening of VOCAL VIBRATIONS a few days ago in Paris. Here are a few to give a taste; will post more soon. The installation is on at Le Laboratoire through September, so I hope you'll have a chance to experience it between now and then.http://www.lelaboratoire.org/en/archives-18.php (9 photos)
Paris: Meet the Vocal Vibrations Team
From Tod Machover's Facebook page (posted March 27, 2014) "Here's a picture from yesterday of my terrific team from the MIT Media Lab that has been working on the VOCAL VIBRATIONS project, showing the specially designed "oRb" that lets you hold the vibrations from your voice in your hands. Yes, it's an unusual experience! Press …
Dallas rehearsal photos!
Opening night this Wednesday!! The whole crew is in high gear at the Winspear Opera House. Here's the evidence:
Gearing up for Dallas
From Tod Machover's Facebook: Rehearsals for DEATH AND THE POWERS started in Dallas on Monday. Things are going well enough - very very well - that I was able to sneak back to Boston yesterday to put finishing touches on my Symphony for Perth. Crazy to have these two massive productions happening less than two …
Beautiful photo blog on Opera of the Future
Katherine Taylor, superb Boston-based photographer for The New York Times and others, just posted this excellent blog of photos she took a few months ago of Tod Machover's group at the MIT Media Lab, while shooting for a Times story. View the photos by clicking here.
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 …