Tod Machover is exploring Perth, Australia, this week, immersing himself in every corner he can find to try to understand what makes this beautiful city tick and searching for the "sounds of Perth." Here are some photos he has been posting to his (private) Facebook page. We're sure these places and impressions will bubble up …
Indian TED Conference (Photos)
From Tod Machover's Facebook, photos from INK Talks, Kochi, Kerala, India:
Photos from Rio
Just posted on Tod Machover's Facebook: Sunday morning in Rio. Got here yesterday morning; first time here. Overwhelmed, beyond words. Sensuality and complexity, beauty and squalor, sophistication and simplicity...all not just side by side but interwoven, and absolutely enwrapped, as the sea sweeps across the land, the hills are everywhere, and favelas climb up and tumble …
Rehearsing Festival City
From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Exciting first rehearsal yesterday with full orchestra of FESTIVAL CITY. Here's the Royal Scottish National Orchestra trying out the piece for the first time, in their rehearsal space in Glasgow. On my way back there now for more rehearsing. More pictures soon.
New York Times features Opera of the Future
The M.I.T. Media Lab Opera of the Future group's work is the subject of a full-page article by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim in the August 16th issue of the New York Times. It's an engagingly written piece that covers the history of Tod Machover's work in music composition and technology, from hyperinstruments to "Death and the …
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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 …
New Creations Festival takes off
From Tod Machover's Facebook profile: Terrific launch to the New Creations Festival at the Toronto Symphony last evening. Great crowd (with lots of young people), fun pre-show with Youth Symphony giving excerpts of my A TORONTO SYMPHONY, varied show with my "Jeux Deux", Nicole Lizee's classic videogame-inspired "Arcadiac", and Mason Bates' rocking, resonant "Alternative Energy." …
December Toronto Visit
Tod Machover visited Toronto last Friday to check in on the school kids who have been working on their musical contributions to the "A Toronto Symphony" project all fall. The visit is described in this terrific Musical Toronto post by John Terauds. Here are some cool photos and comments posted by Tod on his Facebook …
Opera of the Future Group in Télérama magazine (PHOTOS)
From Tod Machover's Facebook page: "Terrific new pictures by photographer Jean-Claude Dhien, taken at the MIT Media Lab last month. They were commissioned by France's Télérama magazine, which for some reason decided to run a totally different set of images for their story last week. I prefer these!!!"
Music and Media at U Missouri (Photos)
From Tod Machover's Facebook: