“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 …

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NPR Classical reviews “Jeux Deux”

NPR's classical music reviewer Tom Huizenga featured Tod Machover's concerto for hyperpiano, "Jeux Deux" on the February 12th broadcast of Weekend Edition. Listen to the podcast to hear what Huizenga had to say, and catch a snippet from the recording. "Jeux Deux" is now available on Tod's new CD "...but not simpler...", at Bridge Records. …

From NPR Archives: An MIT Prof’s Toy Symphony Project

Here's a terrific NPR story we just stumbled across, dating back to the Toy Symphony project: "MIT professor Tod Machover's Toy Symphony project takes electronic instruments to cities in Europe and the United States, where local youngsters with no particular musical background compose their own tunes. One example: "Attack of the Headless Chickens." Independent producer …