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How to Attend the Live Brain Opera Performances:

The Brain Opera will premiere at the Lincoln Center Festival 96, and then tour to many places in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Below are details on the performance venues, dates, and how you can obtain tickets. There is also information on the performances of Tod Machover's
Hyperstring Trilogy at the Lincoln Center Festival.

Lincoln Center Festival 96, July 23-August 3, 1996

The Lincoln Center Festival 96 will be "a three-week explosion of classic and contemporary music, dance, theater, and more," to be held in New York during the summer of 1996. Chaired by Beverly Sills and Directed by John Rockwell, it is a new venture in lively concert programming, featuring performing arts events in a variety of different formats in all of the facilities at Lincoln Center. In addition to the Brain Opera, there will be performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Kirov Orchestra and Chorus, a Vietnamese Water Puppet Theatre, and the New York Philharmonic.

The Brain Opera is a featured event of the Festival 96, and will run continuously in the Juilliard Theatre for two weeks. It will open on Tuesday, July 23, and close on Saturday, August 3. Shows will occur every hour between 1:00pm and 7:00pm, and there will be room for 125 people in each performance.

Tickets are free for all shows, but seats cannot be reserved in advance. Passes will be distributed beginning at 10am every day during the run of the show. To obtain tickets, go to the Marble Lobby at the Juilliard Theatre on the day of the show you wish to attend. In order to ensure a seat for a particular performance, it is recommended to get there before noon. For further information or assistance, please call the Lincoln Center box office at (212) 875-5438.

We hope to see you in New York!

Brain Opera Tour and Sponsoring Co-Producers, 1996-1997

Following the New York premiere, the Brain Opera will travel to many different venues around the world. The current tour schedule includes the following dates and destinations, each of which is an official Sponsoring Co-Producer of the Brain Opera:

Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria -- September 3-6, 1996.
(European Premiere of the Brain Opera.)

Electronic Cafe International and European Cultural Capital Celebrations in Copenhagen, Denmark,
September 14-22, 1996.

Kaufhaus Des Westens (KaDeWe) presented by Karstadt AG in Berlin, Germany,
October 28 - November 9, 1996.

NexOpera Festival (Nexsite Project) at Ebisu Garden Place, presented by NTT DATA CORPORATION in Tokyo, Japan -- November 22-24, 1996. The official web site for the Nexsite Project is currently under construction, and will be will be available (and linkable from this site) by the end of July. In the meantime, you can reach the website for NTT DATA CORPORATION. For more information on the Tokyo performances, please contact Yukiteru Nanase at

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida -- April 29 - May 5, 1997.
The Kravis Center Box Office can be reached at: 407-833-8300.

World Trade Centre, Singapore -- June 20-June 29, 1997.
Presented by the Singapore National Arts Council, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore Times Publishing. They have their own Brain Opera web site. For more information on the Singapore performances, please contact:

Hyperstring Trilogy
by Tod Machover

Lincoln Center Festival 96
World Premiere Performance
July 25, 1996
Alice Tully Hall
8 pm

Begin Again Again... for Hypercello solo (1991)
Matt Haimovitz, hypercello

Song of Penance for Hyperviola, Computer Voice, and 17 Instruments (1992)
Paul Silverthorne, hyperviola
Karol Bennett, computer voice
Text by Rose Moss
EOS Ensemble
Jonathan Sheffer, conductor

Forever and Ever for Hyperviolin and Chamber Orchestra (1993)
Ani Kavafian, hyperviolin
EOS Ensemble
Jonathan Sheffer, conductor
Tod Machover, sound mixing
Andy Hong, sound design and mixing
Joe Paradiso, technology direction
Will Oliver, technology assistance
Julia Ogrydziak, technology assistance
Joel Rosenberg, technology assistance
Ed Hammond, audio assistance
Craig Wierzinski, audio assistance

The Hyperstring Trilogy concert has been sponsored by Digidesign and the Yamaha Corporation.