This brings a whole new meaning to “Soundtrack To The Streets”!
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and composer Tod Machover need your help to create a “Toronto Symphony”. They’re looking for you to submit anything and everything from streetcar sounds to steel drums to soulful melodies, via YouTube, Facebook and SoundCloud.
About Tod Machover:
Tod Machover is recognized as one of the world’s most imaginative and influential composers, and is also known for his music technology inventions, from a “hypercello” for Yo-Yo Ma to the innovations behind Guitar Hero. In addition to composing boundary-breaking works for instruments and electronics, Machover seeks ways to actively involve the public in music-making, through projects like his interactive Brain Opera or the Hyperscore composing software system. He is also celebrated for his innovative operas, including the “robotic” Death and the Powers, which was a Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.
About the TSO:
Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions and is internationally recognized as a leading orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the TSO is committed to innovative programming and showcases a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. In addition to performances, the TSO serves the community with one of the largest music education outreach programmes in Canada, connecting students throughout Ontario with acclaimed curriculum-based programming.
For more info: tso.ca