Documentary Film on “A Symphony for Toronto”

Filmmaker Roxana Spicer followed the Opera of the Future team around for the months leading up to the premiere of "A Symphony for Toronto," in March 2013. She documented the process of creating the team's first collaborative symphony orchestra piece, which can be seen in her film Urban Symphony. The idea has captured the imaginations of communities around …

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Listen! Sounds from “Skellig”

Tod's current project, "A Toronto Symphony", is about active, mindful listening to the world around us, in this case the city of Toronto. The composer asks the inhabitants to focus on the sounds that evoke strong feelings, images and memories about their city and their lives, raw sounds that he will transform into music. As …

A Toronto Symphony to launch at ideacity 2012

Tod Machover's A Toronto Symphony project will officially launch in Toronto on June 14 at ideacity, billed as "‘Canada’s Premier Meeting of the Minds’...an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, cosmologists, doctors, designers, entertainers, filmmakers, inventors, magicians, musicians, scientists and technologists." Joined by musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tod will present the overall concept …