Glasschord’s Future Shock features Death & the Powers

Tod Machover shares his thoughts about "Death and the Powers" in Glasschord, a magazine of arts and culture founded by a community of emerging artists. The current issue is dedicated to artists confronting the future, certainly a theme that is central to DATP. In the opera, the opportunities and challenges of the future are explored through …

Rethink Music – Interview with Tod Machover

Update: Check out Billboard Magazine's write-up from Day 1 of "Rethink Music": In Panels And Lightning-Quick Collaborations, Rethink Music Conference Explores The Future And follow @OperaFuture tweets about the conference, which we will be following sporadically through the day. Inside Rethink 2011: Tod Machover on Hyperinstruments

Monsters and Immortals

David Patrick Stearns, the classical music critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has written a thoughtful review of Death and the Powers and another new work, a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, directed by Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winner Danny Boyle for the National Theater of Great Britain. The two works are linked thematically ("the desire …

Photo Gallery from Cutler Majestic

We thought you'd enjoy these gorgeous photos taken during rehearsals in Boston for Death and the Powers by Matt Checkowski... Chandelier and speakers at Cutler Majestic Robots, chandelier and walls Climbing the walls during rehearsal Memory Download Operabots in rehearsal

Opening Weekend in Boston

What an incredible weekend! Death and the Powers opened on Friday night at the Cutler Majestic Theater in the epicenter of Boston's theater district. The air was electric with anticipation. The audience was studded with an only-in-Boston constellation of artists, intellectuals and übergeeks. Spotted in the crowd were M.I.T. President Susan Hockfield, Harvard Provost Steven …