Tod Machover

Tod Machover

Tod Machover

Tod Machover has been called “America‟s Most Wired Composer” by the Los Angeles Times and is celebrated for creating music that breaks traditional artistic and cultural boundaries. He is Professor of Music & Media and Director of the Opera of the Future Group at the MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, U.S.A.), and is also Visiting Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music (London). He studied with Elliott Carter and Roger Sessions at The Juilliard School, and was the first Director of Musical Research at Pierre Boulez‟s IRCAM institute in Paris.
Machover is also celebrated for inventing new technologies for music, such as his Hyperinstruments which augment musical expression for everyone, from virtuosi like Yo-Yo Ma and Prince to players of Guitar Hero, which grew out of his Lab. Machover has recently launched a Music, Mind and Health group at MIT to develop musical activities that significantly improve a variety of medical conditions and enhance lifelong mental and physical acuity. He is particularly noted for his radically inventive operas, the most recent of which is the robotic Death and the Powers

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