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 …

“…but not simpler…” – New Machover CD in the works!

Tod Machover is completing work on a new Bridge Records CD called ...but not simpler.... The album draws from Tod's instrumental works composed over the past decade, including "Sparkler" (commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra and premiered at Carnegie Hall), "Jeux Deux" (commissioned by the Boston Pops and premiered at Boston Symphony Hall), "...but not simpler" …

Prague Quadrennial coverage

Lighting and Sound magazine has published its report on the Prague Quadrennial conference (from page 110). The event held in June 2011 is one of the world's foremost gatherings of theater lighting and sound professionals. Starting on page 113, the article summarizes Tod Machover's talk, which focused on how technologies such as Hyperinstruments, Hyperscore and disembodied …

Library of Congress podcast: Interview with Tod Machover

Tod Machover delivered a lecture earlier this year for the Library of Congress "Music and the Brain" series. In this interview, Tod talks about his interest in developing technology to bring musical experiences to all kinds of people. He describes how hyperinstruments were originally developed for work commissioned by virtuosi like Yo-yo Ma. This approach evolved …

The Economist: Inventing the opera of the future (video)

The Economist has published an excellent article "A technology maestro," about Tod Machover's work at the MIT Media Lab. The magazine's web site includes an excellent video documentary.  In the documentary, Tod explains how the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band motivated him to explore technologies that could bring the complexity and richness of …