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Tod Machover talks about his new robotic opera, Death and the Powers

Posted by: Emily McManus

Onstage at TED2009, Tod Machover talked about his boundary-shaking musical projects (including the gorgeous Hyperscore demoed by the composer Dan Ellsey) — and hinted about a “really crazy project” called Death and the Powers, a blend of opera and robotics that was going to turn the entire stage into a robotic musical instrument, using new performance tech from the MIT Media Lab. Next week, the robotic opera premieres live, playing Sept. 24-26 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. US dates will follow in 2011; follow on Twitter for more details. Gearlog might have put it best: they call it “The Singularity. In Opera Form. With Robots.”

Comments (1)

  • essay writing commented on Sep 20 2010

    Awesome, true artists are always ahead of time to get the others follow them. Hope at least excerpts from the show are available on youtube:)!