Tod Machover

Tod Machover is recognised for music that boldly breaks traditional artistic and cultural boundaries, offering a unique and innovative synthesis of acoustic and electronic sound, of symphony orchestras and interactive computers, of operatic arias and rock songs, and consistently delivering serious and powerful messages in an accessible and immediate way. After receiving degrees from the Julliard School in New York where he studied with Elliott Carter and Roger Sessions, he was Director of Musical Research at JRCAM (1978-1985). Since 1985, he has been Professor of Music and Media at MIT. Machover's music has been commissioned and performed by many of the world's most important performers and ensembles, and has received international prizes including Friedheim, Koussevitsky, Fromm and NEA awards.

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