https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXfXy771K8w Chomsky Suite (2011) was composed by Tod Machover for Noam Chomsky and the Kronos Quartet as part of the FAST Festival in celebration of MIT’s 150th anniversary. It was premiered at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium on April 11, 2011 during the Festival’s New Music Marathon, curated by Evan Ziporyn. Machover says of the work: “I …
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.
PBS Newshour on Opera of the Future
PBS Newshour featured the Opera of the Future group tonight. If you missed the broadcast, you can watch it here: Singing robots reflect tech’s humanity in opera of the future
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
Gearing up for Dallas
From Tod Machover's Facebook: Rehearsals for DEATH AND THE POWERS started in Dallas on Monday. Things are going well enough - very very well - that I was able to sneak back to Boston yesterday to put finishing touches on my Symphony for Perth. Crazy to have these two massive productions happening less than two …
The Dallas Simulcast and the future of opera
Very interesting interview in Theater Jones with Keith Cerny, the innovative General Director and CEO of The Dallas Opera, about bringing DEATH AND THE POWERS there next month, including the interactive simulcast that will reach 10 other cities. In the interview, Cerny discusses the challenge new operas face in reaching broad audiences. He describes how …
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Perth Constellation launched
Just posted on the Perth project blog: Explore the sounds of Perth with CONSTELLATION web app! After a whirlwind trip to Perth in October/November when I immersed myself in the sights and sounds of the city, I am excited to share a unique collaborative activity where you will be able to contribute to the creative process …
Tod Machover just celebrated a milestone birthday, and friends and former students submitted some inventive musical tributes. Here are the "Brain Opera Rap" by Eric Metois, an untitled piece by Robert Rowe, and "SoftHyperBrainPowers" by Joe Paradiso. Enjoy!
From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Am thinking about Michel de Montaigne today, in preparation for a trip to Montréal tomorrow to discuss a project based on Montaigne's work. Montaigne invented the "essay" in the late 16th century, and his bold, undogmatic and unpretentious writings remain as fresh today as when they were first published. Can't find …
Tod Machover wrote on his Facebook page: On November 5, 2013 Spent some wonderful time yesterday in Perth with Richard Walley, one of Australia's most distinguished artists and musicians. He is a member of the Nyoongar people, and he filled in many gaps in my knowledge of the history of indigenous people in Australia, from …