Featured in China’s Lifeweek special issue on MIT

The Chinese magazine Lifeweek produced a special issue on MIT in its October 11, 2010 issue. The Media Lab was prominently featured, and included an article about Tod Machover's work. Here's a translation of the title and abstract (thanks Google Translator!): Tod Machover: Music Liberator Machover is a genius inventor Professor. Twenty-five years at the …

Taiwanese post about Tod Machover

We came across this article in a Taiwanese publication featuring Tod Machover's work: 音樂鬼才Tod Machover勾勒未來聽覺世界 不懂音樂 也能作曲 (If some kind person would like to provide an abstract or translation in English, we'd be grateful!)

3D Immersive Sound Technology for Death and the Powers

Ground-breaking audio technologies play a crucial role in Death and the Powers, as we learn in this excellent article posted by Duran Audio. The writer interviewed Theatre Sound Designer and Consultant Chris Full, who has been working closely with composer Tod Machover and his M.I.T. Media Lab team on the project. “Tod and I first …

From NPR Archives: An MIT Prof’s Toy Symphony Project

Here's a terrific NPR story we just stumbled across, dating back to the Toy Symphony project: "MIT professor Tod Machover's Toy Symphony project takes electronic instruments to cities in Europe and the United States, where local youngsters with no particular musical background compose their own tunes. One example: "Attack of the Headless Chickens." Independent producer …

Musical America – “An Unlikely Confluence of Powers”

Only a week after the world premiere of Death and the Powers, the reviews are flooding in - and they loved it! Stephen Mudge of Musical America, one of the most important classical music publications in the US today, exalts Death and the Powers' "rather endearing baby robots," "fine tenor singing from Hal Cazalet," and …

International Herald Tribune – Opera With Atmosphere of Brave New World

Two weeks after the world premiere of Death and the Powers, the reviews are starting to come in (see BUZZ)! This week, Jonathan Levi published his article, "Opera With Atmosphere of Brave New World," in the International Herald Tribune. It is a beautifully written piece that brings Levi's own perspective to Death and the Powers. …

WBUR Q&A with Tod Machover

Check out today's post on the WBUR web site, "Q&A: Opera Of The Future, Starring (What Else?) Robots!" WBUR's Andrea Shea interviewed Tod by email from Monaco about the genesis of Death and the Powers. An interesting read!

Listen to Robert Pinsky, librettist for Death and the Powers

BU Today has posted a story about Robert Pinsky: Robot, of Thee I Sing Pinsky’s words help put technology in innovative opera. In the article, Robert talks about how he became involved in the project and discusses the differences between writing poetry and writing for opera. Composer Tod Machover says “I have been constantly delighted …