Symphony!May 3, 2001, at Symphony Hall, Boston…

BMOP   and Immersion Music

Orchestral Music at the Technological Frontier

A free concert presented as part of the 2001 Cyberarts Festival

"An aural, visual, and sensory exploration of where music and technology meet -- past, present, and future."

Besides the Ballet mécanique, the program included works by Tod Machover and André Jolivet,
plus world premieres by John Oswald and Eric Chasalow.

The Boston Phoenix called it "A thrilling event!…like hearing the 20th-century modern being born!"
Read the whole review and also a wonderful preview!

The reviewer for the Boston Globe, however, left at intermission, saying she'd "heard it already." Oh well…

Symphony Hall Scrapbook
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PHOTOS by PAUL except as noted

First rehearsal at
Masonic Hall in Cambridge



Conductor Gil Rose gets into it



How many pianos can you get into Symphony Hall?

View from behind the bell box

Intrepid technical assistant
Wayne Cochrane

Gil and the band

Working on that horrible
measure 1043

Paul warns the audience
about what's coming
PHOTO: Peter Bronk

The performance gets underway
PHOTO: Don Schechter

Four drummers drumming
and a couple of pianists
PHOTO: Peter Bronk

In full roar: the blurry shape bending over
is Paul cranking the infamous siren
PHOTO: Don Schechter

Then on to  GermanyThe Compact Disc

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