Tod Machover – The Future of Music

Tod Machover, Fellow of Society of Sound and MIT Professor

Tod Machover: cutting edge composer, a Professor of Music and Media at MIT’s renowned Media Lab and a Fellow of B&W’s Society of Sound.

Tod is in the UK in November for two exciting events: a lecture in London on the Future of Music and the premier of his new opera Skellig at The Sage Gateshead.The keynote address takes place at the Royal Society of Arts on 11th November, and while admission is free it’s important to book your place in advance. Tod will discuss the boom in user-created content and even the phenomenon that is Guitar Hero.

Email lectures@rsa.org.uk to book your place.The 24th of the month sees the premier of Tod’s opera Skellig. Based on the book by David Almond, who wrote the libretto, Skellig tells the mysterious story of a world-weary angel who regains his wings through the care and belief of two young people.

Performances are on Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November at 7pm. Tickets are £19.50 or £5 for under 19s, seniors £2 off and students half price – to find out more or book online at www.thesagegateshead.org/skellig or call 0191 443 4661.

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