Tod Machover at TEDxMunich (video)

This talk occurred earlier this year and just showed up on YouTube. It provides an excellent overview of the work by Tod Machover's Hyperinstruments and Opera of the Future groups at the MIT Media Lab. Speaking from the Media Lab to the Munich audience via a video conferencing system, Tod and his students demonstrate the …

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The Sound Bath’s radio interview with Tod Machover

The British radio program "The Sound Bath" (on MyWordRadio), dedicated to the exploration and appreciation of the human voice, interviewed composer Tod Machover about his newest opera Death and the Powers. Interviewer Angelina Kalahari, a classical opera singer herself, leads a fascinating and original conversation about how the composer approaches writing for the human voice …

BBC’s Music Matters in Boston – April 23, 2011

Composer and M.I.T. professor Tod Machover takes listeners on a guided tour of music at the M.I.T. Media Lab on BBC Radio 3's flagship classical music program, "Music Matters". The program airs tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) and spotlights Boston. In addition to music at M.I.T. the program will feature two-time Grammy Award winning clarinettist Richard …

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 …

3D Immersive Sound Technology for Death and the Powers

Ground-breaking audio technologies play a crucial role in Death and the Powers, as we learn in this excellent article posted by Duran Audio. The writer interviewed Theatre Sound Designer and Consultant Chris Full, who has been working closely with composer Tod Machover and his M.I.T. Media Lab team on the project. “Tod and I first …

Meet the Team – Elly Jessop, Interaction Designer

For Death and the Powers, I have primarily been working on the interactive systems, including the wearable sensors and vocal analysis system that we use to transform Jim Maddalena's live performance into the performance of the entire theatrical set. It's a terrific theatrical challenge: what do you do when your main performer is not actually …