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Opera, Media, and Society: Lecture by Tod Machover University Event Topic: Arts
School: Emory College
Department / Organization: Music at Emory,Music Department,Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Artist: Tod Machover
Type of Art: Music - Lectures/Discussions, Masterclasses, & Demonstrations
Series: Schwartz Artist in Residence
Event Open To: All (Public)
Cost: Free; no ticket required
Contact Name: Arts at Emory Box Office
Contact Phone: 404-727-5050
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TOD MACHOVERSchwartz Artist in ResidenceLecture: "Opera, Media, and Society" Tod Machover has been called a “musical visionary” by The New York Times and “America’s most wired composer” by The Los Angeles Times. He is a co-founding member of the MIT Media Lab where he is the Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media, Academic Head of the Media Arts and Sciences degree program, and also directs the Opera of the Future Group. Machover's compositions have been awarded numerous prizes and honors worldwide, including the “Chevalier of Arts and Letters” from the French government, the 2016 Composer of the Year Award from Musical America, and a 2017 EMMY for the TV documentary about his Symphony in D for Detroit. Machover is also recognized for designing new technologies for music, such as Hyperinstruments, Hyperscore, and Guitar Hero that grew out of his Lab. Machover is especially celebrated for his visionary operas – such as the “robotic” Death and the Powers and for musical projects that build community and promote collaboration, such as his City Symphonies which have been created around the world since 2013 (from Perth to Lucerne to Detroit and beyond).

Sponsored by the Music Department’s McDowell Lecture Series, The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Artist-In-Residence Program, The Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, and The Hightower Fund
Dec 06 | 04:00 PM - 04:00 PM | Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, Room 290, 36 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322 Add To Calendar