Music and Technology in Death and the Powers

  title={Music and Technology in Death and the Powers},
  author={Elena Naomi Jessop and Peter Alexander Torpey and Benjamin Bloomberg},
In composer Tod Machover’s new opera Death and the Powers, the main character uploads his consciousness into an elaborate computer system to preserve his essence and agency after his corporeal death. Consequently, for much of the opera, the stage and the environment itself come alive as the main character. This creative need brings with it a host of technical challenges and opportunities. In order to satisfy the needs of this storyline, Machover’s Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab… CONTINUE READING


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