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This week in the Phoenix: Techno-monks, wonder drugs, and trippy pixels

This week in the Phoenix: Techno-monks, wonder drugs, and trippy pixels


Image from our "Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom" slideshow.Turns out, you don't have to look very hard to find the geeky bits of any given...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 27, 2011
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Tod Machover's Death and the Powers, plus Norrington's C.P.E. Bach and the Cantata Singers' B-minor Mass

Paulus's failure to mention the two most essential figures in the creation of an opera - the composer and the librettist - manifested itself in her production, in which the cute robots got more applause than the outstanding human performers.
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By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 25, 2011
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Tod Machover's Death and the Powers, plus Norrington's C.P.E. Bach and the Cantata Singers' B-minor Mass

In her director's note for the American premiere of Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera , Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, wrote that this "work of music-theater . . . has brought together artists from the widest r
Robotics
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 25, 2011
This week in the Phoenix: Singing robots, stoner aliens, and book squads with blast-freezers

This week in the Phoenix: Singing robots, stoner aliens, and book squads with blast-freezers


Looking for a little weekend reading? Here's what made its way into the fishwrap this week.[theater] Love and RobotsChris Dahlen's behind-the-scenes look at Tod Machover's...
By Ariel Shearer  |  March 19, 2011
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Preview: Love and Robots in Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera

A third of the way through the opera Death and the Powers: the Robots' Opera , the leading man becomes a machine.
In Tod Machover's new opera, Death and the Powers , high technology meets high anxiety
By CHRIS DAHLEN  |  March 18, 2011

Chorus of robots, and maybe an iPhone app: meet MIT Media Lab, the Opera


The MIT MEDIA LAB is best known for shocking the world with next-level innovations like e-ink and the $100 laptop. But now it's teamed up...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 07, 2010


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It’s about time . . .

It’s been 17 years since Boston’s last local festival of contemporary music, the New Music Harvest organized by composer Charles Fussell: 19 programs (several free), a celebration of composer Ned Rorem, an opera production performed by BU students, and t
The Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music starts in Boston
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 25, 2008
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New blood

The famously adventurous American Repertory Theatre is soon to be taken over by a woman who spent her summer directing . . . the vintage Broadway hits Kiss Me, Kate and Hair ?
ART and the Huntington (and Boston theater) get a youth transfusion
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 10, 2008
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But not simpler

James Levine’s last program of the BSO season was an odd assortment.
James Levine and Christoph von Dohnányi at the BSO, Tod Machover at the ICA, Karita Mattila
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 17, 2007
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Ear-popping

Of the three operas recently competing with one another, Opera Boston’s presentation of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia was in some ways the most fun.
Opera Boston’s Lucrezia Borgia , the BSO’s Oedipus Rex  
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 09, 2006

Boston feasts

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Series, Emmanuel Music, Boston Early Music Festival, and more.
Winter concert preview: classical goodies in 2006
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 14, 2006