21c Liederabend (Reviews)

Last week's 21c Liederabend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music garnered some media attention. Here's the New York Times' review: A Wink Toward Tradition in a Modern Evening. Public radio station WNYC provided a preview and aired "Sophia's Aria" from Tod Machover's opera VALIS. Listen here: A Modern Liederabend. This year's 21c Lieberabend included a performance of …

Resurrection: Act 1 Scene 1, The Verdict

Resurrection captures an unusual love story between Prince Nekhlyudov (Scott Hendricks) and the serving girl Maslova (Joyce DiDonato). Though divided by class, their fates become intertwined when the Prince sits on the jury that unjustly condemns the young woman to prison. Despite a merciless justice system that does not allow for second chances, an amazing story of courage and redemption …

Repertoire Remix (VIDEO)

Last month, composer Tod Machover joined an online audience together with pianist Tae Kim in an experience that fused Web-based interaction with a live piano performance. This demo centered on the Cauldron app built at the Media Lab for the "Festival City" project commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival. The app is populated with the sounds of …

Join our interactive live-stream event Tuesday, July 9th!!

REPERTOIRE REMIX Special Interactive Improvisation Session for Tod Machover's Festival City Commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival Created at the MIT Media Lab Hosted by The Guardian Composer Tod Machover is in the midst of creating a "collaborative symphony" called Festival City, to be premiered on August 27th at the Edinburgh International Festival. The work is a sonic portrait …

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 …