Los Angeles, CA
Wed, March 20, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
Intro by Hernan Diaz Alonso
Called "America's Most Wired Composer" by the Los Angeles Times, Tod Machover is the Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab, where he also directs the Opera of the Future Group. He is known for his boundary-breaking compositions and for designing transformative technologies for music. His hyperinstruments—smart performance systems to enhance artistic expression—have been created for virtuosi from Yo-Yo Ma to Prince, been used to introduce musical creativity to amateurs of all ages and to promote health and well-being, and have served to launch successful products such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
Machover is particularly well known for his radical operas, including the "robotic" Death and the Powers—touring worldwide since its 2010 premiere at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, under the patronage of Prince Albert II. Machover has received numerous prizes and awards and was Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music. He is currently working on A Toronto Symphony, a musical collaboration with the entire city of Toronto, to be premiered there in March 2013.
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Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future. It is an independent, accredited degree-granting institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture. Located in a quarter-mile-long former freight depot in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, the school is distinguished by its vibrant studio culture and emphasis on process. SCI-Arc’s approximately 500 students and 80 faculty members, most of whom are practicing architects, work together to re-examine assumptions, create, explore and test the limits of architecture. SCI-Arc faculty and leadership have garnered more than 500 national and international design awards and recognitions, including Progressive Architecture awards, American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards, and the prestigious Jencks and Pritzker architecture prizes. SCI-Arc is ranked 1st in computer applications and 2nd in design in the 2013 America’s Best Architecture Schools survey from DesignIntelligence, and #1 graduate and undergraduate architecture school in Western U.S. www.sciarc.edu