Lefsetz Letter from Singapore

On his recent journey to Singapore, Tod met more than the usual quota of intriguing figures from the world of music and digital entertainment. One of them was Bob Lefsetz, an entertainment lawyer whose take-no-prisoners blog Lefsetz Letter is reputed to be the most widely read in the music industry. Described by Wired magazine as …

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Terry Riley and Gamelan Galak Tika @MIT

Tod Machover posted on his Facebook page: "Composing legend Terry Riley finished a week-long residency at MIT by giving a concert on Thursday evening in collaboration with MIT's gamelan ensemble. A wacky, wonderful California-infused twist on minimalism, with repeated figures (often in the left hand), delirious and quirky melodies, and soulful jabs from clarinet, processed …

50 years of music and technology at M.I.T.

Yesterday's event, Music|Machines: Celebrating 50 Years of Music & Technology @ MIT, was a great success. The all-day program of talks, discussions and evening concert featured some giants of the past half-century of music and technology and attracted an overflow crowd to the M.I.T. Media Lab. The day-time talks were webcast live. Videos of those …

Tod Machover on NPR’s Morning Edition

Tod Machover was interviewed today on NPR's Morning Edition. Tod speaks with host Bob Oakes about Music|Machines, an all-day event that will be held tomorrow (February 5, 2011) at the M.I.T. Media Laboratory. The event features lectures and discussions by such electronic music pioneers and thinkers as Max Mathews, Barry Vercoe, Marvin Minsky, Joe Paradiso, …

MIT 150th Anniversary Festival of Art, Science and Technology

  Tod Machover emailed us this morning to announce that M.I.T.'s Festival of Art, Science and Technology (FAST) is kicking off next week. The three-month festival s part of the Institute's 150th anniversary celebration and "will highlight MIT's legacy of creative experimentation in fields such as music technology, interactive media and architectural installation, and will …