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 …

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“Toy Symphony” gets a shout-out

What fun! WQXR (105.9FM in New York City) ran a piece on its blog today on "Top Five Musical Pieces for Toys" that includes Tod Machover's "Toy Symphony". The full hour-long program on John Schaefer's New Sounds can be heard here. Not to be confused with the previous work of the same name, Tod Machover’s Toy …

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 …