All events take place
in the UVM Recital Hall.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 13
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Hyperinstruments up close: explore the instruments and set-up with
Machover and his assistants.
“Robotic Operas, City Symphonies, and Beyond”
Friday, October 14
Talk at 2:30 PM | Concert at 7:30 PM
Tod Machover is co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, where he is the Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media and directs the Opera of the Future Group. He was named 2016 Composer of the Year by Musical America and is a recent finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His Hyperinstruments have been played by virtuosi from Yo-Yo Ma to Prince.
TALK: Machover will outline the guiding principles behind his work at the MIT Media Lab over a 30-year span, creating music and developing
technology to stretch composition, performance, listening, and participation.
He will also discuss directions for future work and potential new synergies
between music and neuroscience with both therapeutic and artistic
CONCERT: Machover will be joined by Mary Bonhag (soprano), Evan Premo
(bass), David Feurzeig (piano), and a team of MIT sound technicians for an
exciting concert of recent and older work. Machover himself will perform on
the Hypercello, an instrument designed for Yo-Yo Ma that extends the cello’s
expressive range with live electronics triggered by sensors on the performer’s
hand and bow.
These events are made possible by UVM’s Dan and Carole Burack President’s Distinguished
Lecturer Series, the UVM Humanities Center, and the Departments of Music and Dance,
Theatre, and Computer Science.