Tod Machover - Flora

Tod Machover - Flora
Artist:
Release Date:
1990
Recording Location:
Bunkamura Cocoon Theatre, Toyko, Japan; Hip Pocket Studio A, New York, NY; MIT Media Laboratory; October Sound, London, England; October Sund, London, England; Tokyo Bunkamura Cocoon Theatre; Tokyo's Bunkamura Cocoon Theatr; Tokyo, Japan; Toyko's Bunkamura Cocoon Theatre
Styles:
Electronic/Computer Music, Experimental Electronic, Chamber Music, Vocal Music
Album:
Flora
Recording Date:
January, 1987 - February 4, 1990
Genre:
Duration:
52:52

Four works by concert composer Tod Machover are featured on Flora.

The title track represents his only composition to date intended for pre-recording, and is comprised of a computer-altered tape of soprano Karol Bennett. On the most fascinating piece, "Bug-Mudra," Machover controls the action with a "data-glove," which allows him to connect to players via his "hyper-instrument" system; as acoustic guitarist David Starobin, electronic guitarist Oren Fader and percussionist Daniel Kennedy perform, they are conducted by Machover, whose glove allows him to determine the song's overall sound.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Flora / Tod MachoverTod Machover4:19
Towards the Center / Tod MachoverTod Machover19:56
Famine / Tod MachoverTod Machover13:43
Bug-Mudra / Tod MachoverTod Machover15:13