“Festival City” BBC recording (Audio)

Terrific BBC recording of the world premiere of Tod Machover's "Festival City". Performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Peter Oundjian.

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BBC report on “Festival City”

Last night's world premiere of "Festival City" went off without a hitch. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra players were on fire, and the acoustics in Usher Hall were excellent. Kudos too to the Edinburgh International Festival audience for their commitment and enthusiasm to new work. Check out this BBC report from the rehearsal, including a …

Rehearsing Festival City

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Exciting first rehearsal yesterday with full orchestra of FESTIVAL CITY. Here's the Royal Scottish National Orchestra trying out the piece for the first time, in their rehearsal space in Glasgow. On my way back there now for more rehearsing. More pictures soon.

Play the Cauldron Connector game!

Play Cauldron Connector to win two free tickets to Tod Machover's "Festival City" premiere at the EIF's "City Noir" concert on August 27 How's your auditory and musical acumen? Test it out with the Cauldron Connector quiz designed by Akito Van Troyer and Tod Machover at the MIT Media Lab. Correctly traverse your way through the sounds of Machover’s "Festival City", and your name …

Repertoire Remix: Q&A

The MIT Media Lab has posted a terrific interview with Tod Machover and pianist Tae Kim that takes us deeper inside the collaborative process of creating "Festival City". In the interview, Tod also speaks about how the experience is changing him: For Festival City, I have taken a big risk by opening up the compositional process to …

Repertoire Remix (VIDEO)

Last month, composer Tod Machover joined an online audience together with pianist Tae Kim in an experience that fused Web-based interaction with a live piano performance. This demo centered on the Cauldron app built at the Media Lab for the "Festival City" project commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival. The app is populated with the sounds of …

Join our interactive live-stream event Tuesday, July 9th!!

REPERTOIRE REMIX Special Interactive Improvisation Session for Tod Machover's Festival City Commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival Created at the MIT Media Lab Hosted by The Guardian Composer Tod Machover is in the midst of creating a "collaborative symphony" called Festival City, to be premiered on August 27th at the Edinburgh International Festival. The work is a sonic portrait …