Transforming Music

What do Yo-Yo Ma and Prince, the Boston Symphony and "Guitar Hero," and music and medicine have in common? All are aspects of the creative World of composer and inventor Tod Machover, whose unique approach to the future of music blends tradition with bold new technologies. Machover will introduce you to Hyperinstruments-for professionals and amateurs-and will demonstrate how a Hypercello designed for Yo-Yo Ma led to the innovations behind "Guitar Hero." Machover will also show how creative music tools are now changing the lives of thousands with autism, Alzheimer's, and other conditions. And he will explain how we can build a new "musical ecology"-illustrated by his current project, the robotic opera Death and the Powers.

Speakers: Tod Machover
Festival: 2009

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