Prelude to Toronto – Crowdsourced piano improv

Last week's experiment at the MIT Media Lab tested out a new system to allow the listening public to express musical preferences to a pianist who responded in real time. Tae Kim's tour de force of improvisation drew a highly engaged crowd both at the Media Lab and online, as well as some media attention. …

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Reviews of “Yesterday Happened”

Reviews are starting to pop up for "Yesterday Happened: Remembering HM." The music is receiving favorable comments! The play runs through May 13. Go and see it! Boston Globe - Investigating the absence of memory  "...the most inspired element of “Yesterday Happened” happens in the five minutes before the play starts. Pianist Tae Kim rambles from one …

From the U.S. to Armenia, Kids Build a Musical Bridge

From PRWeb Cambridge, MA and Yerevan, Armenia. The opulent Armenian Opera Theater in the heart of Armenia’s capital Yerevan will reverberate with some truly fresh sounds on the evening of February 25, 2012, as two of Armenia’s elite musical ensembles dig into new pieces composed entirely by children from Armenia and the United States. The concert, “A-to-A: …

From America to Armenia – Building a Musical Bridge

Teams in Cambridge, MA, and Armenia are working furiously to prepare for the concert next Saturday, February 25, at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Armenia. School kids in Boston and Armenia collaborated to create new music, composed with Hyperscore software. Go give them a listen here: Hyperscore: The World in Harmony  Update: The site will go live to the public …

Behind FAST – Interview with Festival Director Tod Machover

Archinect just published an extensive interview with composer Tod Machover about the process and thinking that went into the creation of MIT's Festival of Art, Science and Technology (FAST). This article provides a great deal of fascinating insight into how this festival came to be. If you're in Boston this weekend, don't miss FAST Light, …

FAST Light this weekend

Update: Here's a Boston Globe article with additional information about FAST Light: "Illumination of imagination": "“The arts and the way they connect with things on campus are one of the best kept secrets at MIT,’’ says Tod Machover, the composer and professor of music and media at MIT who chairs the FAST steering committee. “These …

Opera America in Boston

Broadway World - OPERA America Conference 2011 Held In Boston May 7-11 "OPERA America's annual conference presents a unique opportunity for the field's leaders to examine the issues affecting the opera community today. Anticipated highlights of Opera Conference 2011 will include the Opening Keynote Address by Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab; a …

Rethink Music Conference April 25-27, 2011

Tod Machover Keynote to Open Rethink Music Conference (PRWire) "Tod Machover, Professor of Music & Media, MIT Media Lab, will open proceedings at the first "Rethink Music: Creativity, Commerce and Policy in the 21st Century" conference with the inaugural keynote address. Heralded as "America's most wired composer" by the Los Angeles Times, and inventor of …