Composer Tod Machover believes that anyone can make music,
and the Brain Opera -- created by him with a team of over fifty artists
and scientists at the M.I.T. Media Lab -- seeks to demonstrate this in a
wholly new and original way, drawing audiences into the mysteries of
how sensory perception, musical structure, language, and emotion interplay.
The Brain Opera is a one-of-a-kind, interactive musical event which will
debut at the first Lincoln Center Festival in New York City from July 23 to
August 3, 1996. Afterwards, it will tour worldwide to numerous places,
including the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, the NexOpera Festival
in Tokyo, Singapore, and the Electronic Cafe International in Copenhagen.
The Brain Opera is a three-part work which is structured to incorporate the
musical contributions of both on-line and live audiences. These parts include
Brain Opera Performance, and