Tod Machover interview from Aspen

From genConnect, here's an interview recorded this past June during the Aspen Ideas Festival.  In the interview, composer Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab describes how he invited the citizens of Toronto to compose "A Toronto Symphony," which was performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in the spring of 2013. The collaboration produced a portrait …

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In Opera News

Here's an insightful article about Tod Machover in the October issue of Opera News. Written by Philip Kennicott, Pulitzer prize-winning critic for the Washington Post, the article delves into the evolution of the music and gets to the heart of what the operas are about. Refreshing! Some great quotes: "…Machover, voluble and friendly in person, confounds expectations. Valis, …

On WBUR Tuesday – Boston Visionaries

Listen for Tod Machover on WBUR (90.9FM) series on Boston Visionaries this Tuesday, April 10. The program airs during Morning Edition at 6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m., and All Things Considered, at 5:50 p.m. Reporter Bianca Vázquez Toness visited Tod in his 18th-century barn-studio for a wide-ranging conversation, met the chickens, goats and cats, and even asked …

Los Angeles Times on Tod Machover’s vision for personalized music

Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed made the 90-minute drive up to Santa Barbara last week to attend Tod Machover's talk on "Music, Mind and Health: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Well-being through Active Sound," one of four lectures he gave recently at the university's Sage Center for the Study of the Mind. In today's issue, Swed …