Chamber Music America’s National Conference is coming to New York City this week, from January 17-20. This year’s conference is packed with sessions about building audiences, exploring fresh musical territory and navigating the technologies for sustaining music. Tod Machover will be giving the opening Keynote on Friday, January 15, 10:30 AM, on “High Tech Music: Problems and Potential.” Check it out!
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 new technologies for music, such as his Hyper instruments for virtuosi like Yo-Yo Ma and Prince to players of Guitar Hero, he will join a prestigious line-up of speakers at the three-day Boston event.
Machover’s keynote will be followed by discussions with leading executives from some of today’s most innovative digital companies including, Nimbit, BigChampagne, MOG, Echo Nest, Topspin, RootMusic and NextBigSound and also digital power-houses, Google, YouTube, Microsoft, Vevo and Pandora, about new business models for the music industry. Key topics will include licensing, “the cloud,” copyright law, artist and songwriter perspectives, and DIY distribution among many others.
The first Rethink Music conference presented by Berklee and MIDEM, in association with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Business School, will be held in Boston, April 25-27, 2011. The event, sponsored by YouTube, BMI and Sound Exchange, will bring together a unique mix of experts to discuss the challenges facing the music industry in the digital era and formulate solutions to better shape its future.” Read more.
Death and the Powers will be prominently featured at Opera America’s 2011 Opera Conference. Scheduled for May 7-11 in Boston and hosted by the Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Boston, the conference sessions include talks by Death and the Powers composer Tod Machover and director Diane Paulus. The opening keynote will be delivered by Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab and the One Laptop per Child nonprofit association.