Opening Weekend in Boston

What an incredible weekend! Death and the Powers opened on Friday night at the Cutler Majestic Theater in the epicenter of Boston's theater district. The air was electric with anticipation. The audience was studded with an only-in-Boston constellation of artists, intellectuals and übergeeks. Spotted in the crowd were M.I.T. President Susan Hockfield, Harvard Provost Steven …

Smooch!

Getting ready for tonight's U.S. premiere of Death and the Powers, composer Tod Machover shares an intimate moment with Operabot...    

Meet the Digital Composer: Tod Machover

Whether he’s creating genre-breaking compositions for the concert hall, “robotic” operas for worldwide stages, software that allows anyone to compose original music, or musical activities that can diagnose illness and restore health, Tod Machover’s unique vision is shaping the future of music. Join us as Tod discusses his new opera "Death and the Powers" and …

A radical new approach to live performance

Here's another excellent article about Death and the Powers from Variety. This one sheds light on how composer Tod Machover and production designer Alex McDowell thought about rendering the character of Simon Powers through the elements of the stage design and the development of "Disembodied Performance" technology. "Machover sees applications for this technology in large …