A Toronto Symphony – The Journey Begins

How does one go about composing a symphony with the citizenry of an entire city? Composer Tod Machover and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are venturing into uncharted territory! To get going, they have conceived of the process as a Journey, with weekly activities to inspire participants to contribute raw material - stories, memories, ideas and …

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New Music Connoisseur reviews “…but not simpler…”

Critic Andrew Violette reviews Tod Machover's latest CD "...but not simpler..." in the current (Fall/Winter 2011) issue of New Music Connoisseur. The full review is available here. We especially appreciate that Mr. Violette sees past the technology to the essence of the music. For Tod, technology is part Muse, part means, but never the end …

Review: Machover CD an “absolutely stunning experience”

by Phil Muse for Atlanta Audio Video Club, reproduced here with permission “…but not simpler,” music of Tod Machover The iO String quartet; Michael Chertock, hyperpiano Paul Mann, Odense Symphony Orchestra Bridge Records I know I’m getting along in years when I start encountering composers that I’m old enough to beat up. In the case …