“Vocal Vibrations” next month in Paris

From the New York Times, Feburary 24, 2014 Vocal Vibrations. Le Laboratoire, Paris. Opens March 28. Free. From the people who brought you inhalable chocolate, here comes a high-tech singalong. Visitors start in a chamber filled with ethereal music by the composer Tod Machover. When they wander into a private “cocoon” designed by Neri Oxman, they can sing while …

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Juilliard Journal interviews Tod Machover

The current issue of the Juilliard Journal is devoted to "Technology and the Arts," a bold, good move for this bastion of traditional classical music! The issue includes an interesting interview with  Tod Machover. Tod discusses how he first became intrigued by computers when he was studying composition at Juilliard, how he arrived at IRCAM …

Vocal Vibrations, coming soon to Paris

First announcement of Opera of the Future's new VOCAL VIBRATIONS installation, opening at Le Laboratoire in Paris on March 27, 2014 and coming to Cambridge (Mass.) in fall 2014. Get a glimpse at the Le Laboratoire website; more info soon!

Photos from Rio

Just posted on Tod Machover's Facebook: Sunday morning in Rio. Got here yesterday morning; first time here. Overwhelmed, beyond words. Sensuality and complexity, beauty and squalor, sophistication and simplicity...all not just side by side but interwoven, and absolutely enwrapped, as the sea sweeps across the land, the hills are everywhere, and favelas climb up and tumble …

City to light up for “A Toronto Symphony”

The Opera of the Future team has been sleepless in Toronto, frantically finishing the audio and visuals that will accompany the world premiere of "A Toronto Symphony" whilst squeezing in rehearsals in between New Creations Festival performances. Tickets are available here. The spectacle will spill out beyond the confines of Roy Thomson Hall to take …

Rehearsal Pics – “Jeux Deux”

The Toronto Symphony's New Creations Festival opens today! With Machover as guest-curator, the 2013 New Creations Festival takes a suitably technology-driven perspective, exploring the evolution of music from past to future with a selection of boundary-bending works which bring the past to the present and redefines the instruments of an orchestra. The Festival opens with the …

Gramophone Reviews Tod Machover’s latest CD

The venerable Gramophone, which bills itself "The world's unrivalled authority on classical music since 1923," just came out with an excellent review of Tod Machover's most recent CD, "...but not simpler..." The review notes that Machover's technological innovations, such as Hyperinstruments and Hyperorchestra, "have crucial and winning impacts on the expressive possibilities of Machover's music, as can …