Schoenberg in rehearsal

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLyricOpera/videos/713931172312155/   It's happening! Tod Machover's newest opera, "Schoenberg in Hollywood," is in rehearsals this week. Check out this rehearsal footage as members of the team--Karole Armitage, Peter Torpey, and Ben Bloomberg--explain their roles and describe some of their creative challenges. "Schoenberg in Hollywood" has its world premier next week, November  14-18, in Boston. Shows …

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Tod Machover at the CityLab Detroit conference

Earlier this week, Tod spoke at the CityLab 2018 conference in Detroit about his City Symphonies, with a focus on the experience of creating "Symphony in D." At CityLab 2018, The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies convened the world’s city and community leaders to consider a new narrative worthy of the many global cities …

New York Times beguiled by “Cheese Steak solo”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbOfKM0MRHc If the Philadelphia Eagles can win the Super Bowl, why can't Philly's iconic cheese steak have its moment too? So seems to be the question driving New York Times reporter Michael Cooper as he shadowed Tod Machover, who was on a last-ditch quest to capture the perfect audio recording at Pat's, one of the …

A “Philadelphia Voices” choir rehearsal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqvTAgimKgM Tod Machover was in Princeton on February 26th, 2018, to work with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, one of the three choirs that will be performing in the premiere of "Philadelphia Voices." He posted on his Facebook page: "It was amazing to hear the melodies and harmonies of PHILADELPHIA VOICES come to life through 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 …

Philadelphia Voices @ National Constitution Center

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSbJd982q-Q Composer Tod Machover visits the National Constitution Center on Constitution Day, September 17, 2017, for his newest city symphony project, "Philadelphia Voices." His objective: to collect sounds that capture the spirit of the place that gave birth to American democracy. Add your voice to the project by downloading the Philadelphia Voices app! Download in …