Music and media are two worlds that are evolving technologically at a head-spinning pace today. How is technology helping or hindering? How has technology itself become the subject for musical and media investigation? And if you want to get really meta, how is technology altering the very profession of being a media commentator about the …
Tod Machover at the Dallas Opera (Video)
Tod returns by popular demand to speak with opera lovers at the Dallas Opera on September 18. He's joined by Sara Heaton, who performed in "Death and the Powers" in the role of Miranda. Here they are in "Composing Conversations":
From Glenn Gould to Hip Hop (photos)
Tod's weekend in Toronto. Photos from Tod Machover's Facebook. Click on image to see full size.
Celebrating the spirit of Glenn Gould
Reposted from A Toronto Symphony This weekend, Tod will join 50 other presenters (from Robert Wilson to Atom Egoyan to Lang Lang!) at the University of Toronto's Convocation Hall for an extraordinary gathering of “Dreamers Renegades Visionaries" to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the iconoclastic pianist and boundary breaker's birth. Check out this terrific article about the …
Wired UK Magazine photo shoot
WIRED UK was at the MIT Media Lab last week to do a photo shoot. The Lab - including the Opera of the Future group - will be prominently featured in an upcoming issue.
From Our Archives: Toy Symphony in Dublin
"I can play [the Hyperviolin] and it will sound like a flute or a human voice, yet using the technique of the violin that I have learnt. The possibilities are limitless...And the kids respond to it because it is current. Their imaginations are stimulated, they're having fun, and they know they are part of something special. That excites …
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Anna-Sophie Mutter visits Media Lab!
A fun way to start the week! We spotted this photo on Adrian Anantawan's Facebook: "Two amazing people at the MIT Media Lab! 🙂 — with Tod Machover and Anne-Sophie Mutter." Wonder what they discussed? #EarsBurning!
Hyperscore in Action: A-to-A Project
One of the core ideas in Hyperscore, the composing software developed by Tod Machover's team at the M.I.T. Media Lab, is that music is built from "motifs" - small melodies and rhythm patterns - which are assembled into larger musical structures. In this video, Tod coaches a groups of children in Armenia and the U.S. as …
Tod Machover at Computer History Museum Tomorrow
This just in from Tod: Sorry for the late notice, but I thought you might be interested in a talk I am giving tomorrow evening, June 27, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. I'll be interviewed by John Hollar, Director of the museum, and we'll cover a range of topics from Hyperinstruments, …
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Media coverage for A Toronto Symphony
The "A Toronto Symphony" project is receiving some nice media attention! The CBC's popular morning radio program, Metro Morning, aired an interview with composer and project mastermind Tod Machover on the morning of June 14. Click here to listen. The Toronto Star has invited its readers to send in their "sounds of Toronto" and plans to report …