https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8S7GnBO2go A Toronto Symphony is the first of composer Tod Machover’s City Symphonies. It was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, who premiered the piece in March 2013. With this project, Machover - who is Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music & Media at the MIT Media Lab - “rethought the symphony as a community … Continue reading Hyperscore soars in “A Toronto Symphony”
Check out the wonderful compositions by young people in Lucerne, composed with Hyperscore. Many of the pieces were introduced to the public yesterday by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and have been incorporated into Tod Machover's "A Symphony for Lucerne," which receives its world premiere tomorrow, Saturday, September 5, at the KKL main hall. Tickets here. … Continue reading Hyperscore pieces at the Lucerne Festival
Several hundred school children in Toronto have been giving their Hyperscore programs a good workout, composing music about their city for composer Tod Machover's collaborative "A Toronto Symphony" project. Some of it may end up in the Machover's new orchestral work, to be premiered in March 2013 by the Toronto Symphony. Take a listen to some of the … Continue reading Musical offerings from Toronto kids
As we reported previously, Hyperscore is being used by hundreds of school children in Toronto this fall to compose music for Tod Machover's "A Toronto Symphony" project. How has it worked in practice? We found out last Friday when Tod met with around 300 kids gathered with their teachers on the campus of Toronto's College … Continue reading “Amazing accomplishment”
We recently received audio recordings of several compositions by participants in the Hyperscore II project for the famed Skaneateles Music Festival. In April and May of 2011, composer Stacy Garrop visited schools in upstate New York, teaching students what it takes to compose music. Stacy helped kids of all ages to discover the music within; participants … Continue reading Music from Skaneateles
Take a listen to this snippet from a song called "Dream", arranged and performed by DOGMA, one of the most popular rock bands in Armenia. The song was composed with Hyperscore by a middle schooler in Armenia as part of the A-to-A project. We think it rocks!
Music written with Hyperscore allows people to express their unique personalities. The slightly anarchic, wry spirit of this Dublin teen comes through in this humorous piece. On the eve of its premiere by the Irish National Symphony Orchestra, the composer had not yet named the work. At the last minute, he proposed "Attack of the … Continue reading Hyperscore at the Symphony