Boston Globe music critic Richard Dyer praised the "unflagging vigor of invention in Machover's music, on the way it looks for a groove, locks into it, springs free in perpetually surprising ways, over a rhythm as exciting as rock and a bass line as solid as the foundation of a baroque church" in his review of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project's May 17 concert which included Professor Tod Machover's concerto for hyperviolin and chamber orchestra, Forever and Ever.
Christopher Adler (SB '94, music and mathematics) won an Honorable Mention in the ASCAP Foundation/Morton Gould Young Composer Awards competition for Three Lai, a work for khaen (Lao mouth organ), violin and viola. The piece was written in 1996 and premiered at Duke University, where Mr. Adler is a PhD candidate in music composition.
Actress Zoe Caldwell Whitehead, who was a member of the Council for the Arts at MIT from 1983-89, mentioned MIT in her May 5th performance of Come a-Waltzing With Me at the Huntington Theatre. Recalling her efforts at finding a topic for a 1983 speech at MIT, Ms. Caldwell segued into a discussion of computers, artificial intelligence, love and loneliness.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 21, 1997.