Our Philadelphia story in Playbill

Here's an excellent essay on PHILADELPHIA VOICES and the City Symphony concept by Paul Horsley in The Philadelphia Orchestra's Playbill magazine from March. Check it out on pages 6-12; well-written and interesting. You can read it here.

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BBC radio documentary on “The Making of Philadelphia Voices”

Reporter Andrea Shea delves into the creation of Tod Machover's newest symphonic work, "Philadelphia Voices." From the famous Mummers’ New Year’s Day Parade to the sizzling of celebrated cheesesteaks, acclaimed U.S composer and inventor Tod Machover has been collecting sounds for his latest piece 'Philadelphia Voices,' a composition inspired by the heritage, sights and sounds of …

Praise for “Philadelphia Voices” and Ben Bloomberg!

Music critic Bernard Jacobson in his review for Seen and Heard International writes that "Philadelphia Voices" "comes across as a creation open to the world and indeed drawing on an omnivorous variety of materials ranging from the literary, by way of quotations from our contemporaries, to evocations of visual, social, and traditional elements that vividly express the …

Tonya Matthews speak about Symphony in D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q63Tgd5HJIA Wonderful interview with Tonya Matthews - director of the Michigan Science Center, PhD in biology, and truly brilliant poet and performance artist - on the occasion of the PBS premiere of the Dennis Scholl/Marlin Johnson documentary on the SYMPHONY IN D project. Tonya speaks beautifully about her work and about describing Detroit in words …

“Symphony in D” documentary aired on DPTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=RFjSh6uDolo The Emmy-award-winning "Symphony in D" documentary, directed by Dennis Scholl and Marlon Johnson,aired at 8pm October 13 on Detroit's DPTV. In an article in Broadway World, the Tod Machover symphony is described as an "audacious project...It received an awe-inspiring world premiere, led by DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin, at Orchestra Hall, playing to an enthusiast …

New City Symphony projects featured in The Atlantic

The Atlantic's CityLab blog reports on Tod Machover's two new city symphony projects, in Miami and Philadelphia. You can read it here: Turning Street Noise Into a City Symphony. “Like so many things in our culture, there's a growing gap between experts and ordinary people, and I thought music is such a great laboratory to show …

Miami “city symphony” announced

Composer Tod Machover's ground-breaking "city symphony" projects, which involve entire urban communities in collaborating to create sonic portraits of their cities, is making its next stop in Miami. Machover has created city symphonies in Toronto, Edinburgh, Perth, Lucerne, and Detroit, but he encourages other artists to take hold of the idea and spread it to more communities. …