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As her reputation has grown, she has been tapped by more established composers like David Lang, part of the Bang on a Can collective, or MIT's Tod Machover, known for his interactive electronic operas and specially invented "hyperinstruments."
A Modern-Day Diaghilev Barbara Jepson 2011
But while he continued to develop new musical technology after he returned to the US in the mid-80s, especially in the series of "hyperinstruments" that extended the potential of instruments such as violin, cello and piano, Machover's own music seems to have become more and more soft-centred.
One of the breakthroughs that we had in the last few years is that the Royal Academy of Music in London, they got interested in hyperinstruments and particularly in string hyperinstruments.
(Soundbite of music) HANSEN: You've developed hyperinstruments.
The hyperinstruments contain sensors that captured the instrument's motion and the player's gestures.
Ars Technica John Timmer 2010