Images and music excerpts from the Paris premiere of "Vocal Vibrations," by Tod Machover and Neri Oxman.
Simulcast gets thumbs up from Opera
Opera magazine reviewed the interactive simulcast of "Death and the Powers" and pronounced that this experiment in using smartphone technology to enhance the cinematic viewing experience has "huge potential for the technologically engaged operatic culture that Machover continues to pioneer." Read the full review here.
INK Talk just posted
This video from the talk Tod Machover gave at INK (Kochi, India) last fall was just posted online. Overview of a variety of recent projects including "city symphonies", and a discussion of doing something similar in India. Check out their post here.
“Vocal Vibrations” next month in Paris
From the New York Times, Feburary 24, 2014 Vocal Vibrations. Le Laboratoire, Paris. Opens March 28. Free. From the people who brought you inhalable chocolate, here comes a high-tech singalong. Visitors start in a chamber filled with ethereal music by the composer Tod Machover. When they wander into a private “cocoon” designed by Neri Oxman, they can sing while …
Dallas rehearsal photos!
Opening night this Wednesday!! The whole crew is in high gear at the Winspear Opera House. Here's the evidence:
Dallas Arts+Culture on “Death and the Powers”
Excellent article on DEATH AND THE POWERS just out in the February issue of Arts+Culture Texas, one of the most prominent magazines in the state. We hear that rehearsals are going well for the show…which opens a week from today!!! Read the full article: New Opera for a New Millennium
Death and the Powers Global Simulcast – Ticket links here
The Dallas Opera presents a new production of Tod Machover's Death and the Powers, February 12-16. This visually spectacular robot pageant by the MIT Media Lab's Opera of the Future group tells the story of Simon Powers, a powerful businessman and inventor nearing the end of his life, who downloads his consciousness into “The System” in …
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Juilliard Journal interviews Tod Machover
The current issue of the Juilliard Journal is devoted to "Technology and the Arts," a bold, good move for this bastion of traditional classical music! The issue includes an interesting interview with Tod Machover. Tod discusses how he first became intrigued by computers when he was studying composition at Juilliard, how he arrived at IRCAM …
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Vocal Vibrations, coming soon to Paris
First announcement of Opera of the Future's new VOCAL VIBRATIONS installation, opening at Le Laboratoire in Paris on March 27, 2014 and coming to Cambridge (Mass.) in fall 2014. Get a glimpse at the Le Laboratoire website; more info soon!
“Toy Symphony” gets a shout-out
What fun! WQXR (105.9FM in New York City) ran a piece on its blog today on "Top Five Musical Pieces for Toys" that includes Tod Machover's "Toy Symphony". The full hour-long program on John Schaefer's New Sounds can be heard here. Not to be confused with the previous work of the same name, Tod Machover’s Toy …