By Ben Mattison
From PlaybillArts.com - 16 May 2006
Composer Tod Machover has been appointed visiting professor of composition at London's Royal Academy of Music, the conservatory announced.
Machover has been professor of music and media at the MIT Media Lab since 1985, and is well known for his melding of technology and music. He has invented a series of "hyperinstruments," and is at work on a robotic opera with a libretto by poet Robert Pinsky.
His previous works include the operas VALIS, based on Philip K. Dick's science-fiction novel; Resurrection, based on Tolstoy's novel; and the interactive Brain Opera, which is installed at Vienna's House of Music.
The Royal Academy's composition faculty is led by Simon Bainbridge; current visiting professors include Peter Maxwell Davies and Craig Armstrong.