“Symphony in D” launches in Detroit

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Listen to the trailer for Symphony in D, created from sounds recorded by Tod on a visit to Detroit. Check out the Detroit Symphony's page about Symphony in D Press coverage: New York Times - Composer Aims to Capture the Spirit of Detroit Detroit Free Press - Composer seeks sounds of Detroit …

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Pictures from Lucerne

Tod Machover is in Lucerne, Switzerland, for ten days to begin work on "A Symphony for Lucerne." He's running around meeting many different groups in the city, auditioning musicians and recording the "sounds of Lucerne." There was a nice notice in the New York Times about Tod's residency for the 2015 Lucerne Festival.

A Symphony for Perth

Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea: A Symphony for Perth was composed from October 2013 to February 2014 for Carolyn Kuan and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, on commission from the Perth International Arts Festival. The 25-minute work is a musical, sonic portrait of Perth and surrounding areas, and was created in collaboration …

Perth premiere

Updated March 8, 2014 Tod Machover's newest collaborative symphony received its world premiere last Saturday evening at the finale of the 2014 Perth International Festival. Tod writes on his Facebook wall: "Symphony for Perth premiere went just great: large crowd with lots of young people, brilliant conducting by Carolyn Kuan, wonderful performance by WASO, lovely visuals …

All set for Perth premiere

The Western Australia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Carolyn Kuan was hard at work this morning polishing up Tod Machover's brand-new "Symphony for Perth," which premieres tonight at the finale of the 2014 Perth Festival. The much-anticipated work was featured in an extensive article published in today's The Australian: The ears of an outsider, …

“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 …