Toronto: Launch rehearsal

Wow! What an invigorating and wonderful experience to hear Tod and eight musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra get up on the ideacity stage on Thursday and perform brand-new music, created as the cornerstone for the Concerto for Composer and Orchestra. As Tod explained to the ideacity audience, he composed a chord progression one week ago, …

A Toronto Symphony to launch at ideacity 2012

Tod Machover's A Toronto Symphony project will officially launch in Toronto on June 14 at ideacity, billed as "‘Canada’s Premier Meeting of the Minds’...an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, cosmologists, doctors, designers, entertainers, filmmakers, inventors, magicians, musicians, scientists and technologists." Joined by musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tod will present the overall concept …

All Music review of Tod Machover’s CD “…but not simpler…”

We stumbled across another excellent review of Tod Machover's latest CD "...but not simpler..." on AllMusic.com. They totally get what the music is about: ...Machover never loses sight of the emotional side of music that engages the listener naturally, viscerally...For anyone who is tempted to dismiss all modern music as "strange" or inaccessible, this album will prove …

Project Toronto – Genesis (Interview with Gary Kulesha)

Interview by Jennifer Green, Project Manager for the 2013 New Creation’s Festival A Toronto Symphony project. Every March the Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents the New Creations Festival. Season curator and composer, Tod Machover, will create a new work that will be premiered by the orchestra in Roy Thomson Hall on March 9, 2013. The work will be …

Gramophone Reviews Tod Machover’s latest CD

The venerable Gramophone, which bills itself "The world's unrivalled authority on classical music since 1923," just came out with an excellent review of Tod Machover's most recent CD, "...but not simpler..." The review notes that Machover's technological innovations, such as Hyperinstruments and Hyperorchestra, "have crucial and winning impacts on the expressive possibilities of Machover's music, as can …