“A Participatory Experiment to Watch”

The Nonprofit Quarterly discusses the Detroit Symphony's "Symphony in D" project as part of a broader trend to harness technology to engage communities in arts and culture. Gone may be the days of the thought that “art is not for me,” as our arts organizations continue to engage audiences through a variety of ways beyond …

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Lucerne Festival: Fasnacht Adventure

Check out Tod Machover's post on the official Symphony for Lucerne blog about his recent Fasnacht adventure, during the annual carnival festival that overtakes the usually calm Swiss city. Here's an excerpt. Read the entire breathtaking story here. I had been prepared for the spectacle and the wild masks, but was totally blown away by the …

Plunging into “Fensadense”

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Straight off the plane yesterday from Dubai into an intensive rehearsal at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL for our new FENSADENSE project. What a pleasure to explore the relationships of improvisation-to-composition and acoustics-to-electronics with 10 amazing young musicians from around the world. Bach is already being transmuted into something new and surprising, …

Detroit’s “Symphony in D” app now available

From Click On Detroit The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), in partnership with Tod Machover at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, released two free apps that allow citizens of Detroit and metropolitan locals to submit sounds and personalized mixes to the Symphony in D …

Brazilian TV spot on Lucerne Symphony project

This clip just appeared on Brazilian TV (Cultura TV, São Paulo) about Tod Machover's LUCERNE SYMPHONY project. They interviewed Tod a few weeks ago when he was at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL, and this has some nice footage and sound of what the team did (and are doing) over there. So check it out and practice your Portugese!!!

Pictures from Lucerne

Tod Machover is in Lucerne, Switzerland, for ten days to begin work on "A Symphony for Lucerne." He's running around meeting many different groups in the city, auditioning musicians and recording the "sounds of Lucerne." There was a nice notice in the New York Times about Tod's residency for the 2015 Lucerne Festival.