The Guardian: Join Us for an Interactive Improvisation Session for Tod Machover's Festival City Project
Composer Tod Machover is in the midst of creating a "collaborative symphony" called Festival City, to be premiered on 27 August at the Edinburgh International Festival. The work is a sonic portrait of Edinburgh - the city and the festival - created with input from Edinburgh lovers, both residents and visitors. For the past few months, Tod has been soliciting audio samples of - and stories about - the city, as well as providing tools created by his team at the MIT Media Lab that allow everyone to help shape the composition.
Now is your chance to participate in a one-time-only special event to further shape Festival City. From 7-8pm UK time on Tuesday 9 July, you can help select musical elements from the repertoire of pieces performed at EIF since its inception in 1947. Here's how it works.