• A pioneering composer whose works often incorporate emerging musical technologies
• At MIT’s Media Lab he has helped to develop interactive musical tools, such as Hyperinstruments that use artificial intelligence to augment musical expression and creativity
• Idiom often combines propulsive rhythms with an engaging lyricism and arching melodic lines
• Wide-ranging output includes opera, orchestral, vocal, chamber, and solo pieces
• Music has been performed and commissioned by the LA Phil, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Centre Pompidou, London Sinfonietta, Houston Grand Opera, Lincoln Center, Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble Modern, and the Tokyo String Quartet
• Machover was nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his opera Death and the Powers
Works by Tod Machover include:
Sparkler (2001) for orchestra
Toy Symphony (2001) for Hyperviolin solo, children’s chorus, and orchestra
Death and the Powers (2010) one-act opera
Also visit Tod Machover's website.
Looking Ahead: On March 7, Joyce DiDonato, Dejong Soloists, and Earl Lee give the world premiere of Machover’s new theatrical work Overstory Overture at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York.
“There is no 'formula' for accomplishing the kind of synthesis Machover is attempting—it is bound to be highly personal, technically complex, and musically exciting.” —Contemporary Music Review