Posts Tagged ‘Tod Machover’

Monaco’s Fall Energy Summit with M.I.T. to Focus on the Future

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

HSH Prince Albert and Professor Tod Machover meet – via iPad

This fall in the Principality of Monaco, a series of high-level events and activities organized by the Monaco-based FUTURUM Association in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative, will focus on developing the next generation of leaders in energy.

As a follow up to two recent visits by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco to MIT to address environmental issues and a partnership for energy education, the collaboration from September 23 to 26, between several Monaco entities – including the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation – will include a major energy summit to be held at Monaco’s 100 year-old Oceanographic Museum, featuring guest speakers from MIT and, during the Monaco Yacht Show, an important roundtable discussion on Tomorrow’s Yachts in Clean Seas.

The highlight of these events will be the world premiere, on September 24, at the Monte-Carlo Opera House of Death and the Powers A Robots’ Opera, a groundbreaking operatic and technological experience composed and produced by acclaimed American composer and MIT Professor Tod Machover. This exciting new work – developed at the MIT’s Media Lab with generous sponsorship provided by FUTURUM – uses specially designed new technology including a chorus of robots, a musical chandelier, and a set that “comes alive,” to explore what we leave behind for the world and our loved ones, as told through an eccentric patriarch, Simon Powers, and his family and friends (also visit

For full details and program please download the Futurum Press Kit.

Ground-Breaking Opera by America’s “Most Wired” Composer Set to Premiere in Monte-Carlo this Fall

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Photo caption: (l-r) George Loomis (International Herald Tribune, Financial Times), Hon. Maguy Maccario (Consul General of Monaco, vice president, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA), Tod Machover (composer, MIT Media Lab) and John Rockwell (The New York Times).

Tod Machover, MIT’s composer extraordinaire and the brains behind the new opera “Death and The Powers: The Robots’ Opera”, was guest of honor at lunch at the Consulate General of Monaco in New York today hosted by the Hon. Maguy Maccario Doyle. Set to premiere in Monte-Carlo on September 24, Machover – whom the LA Times calls, “America’s most wired composer”- presented details of his visionary, ground-breaking opera to some of New York’s most esteemed music, cultural and arts press. The opera is a highlight of events in the Principality this fall, including an Energy Summit, organized by the Monaco-based Futurum Association and with the cooperation of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.