By Lois Silverstein
Composer and Innovator Tod Machover breathes vitality and brightness out of his very being. Abundance and color spring from his first words. Alert and active, he spoke with me from his farm and studio in Massachusetts. He drove from his state-of-the-art Media Laboratory at M.I.T. in Cambridge, where he is the Director of the Opera of the Future group as well as a professor.
He is in the midst of rehearsal for the upcoming opening of “Overstory Overture,” an opera filled with his innovative and characteristic technological explorations, based on Richard Powers’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Overstory.”