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21 Nov: Public Lecture @ MIT 4-270

Musical Structures, Performances, and Arrhythmias Date/Time: 21 November 2019, 5:30pmLocation: MIT Room 4-270Street address: 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02139, USA AbstractMusical performance is widely regarded to be one of the most breathtaking feats of human intelligence, but the nature of this creative act remains illusive and studies on expressive performance still lag behind those […]

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EWGLA XXV Keynote @ Vrije Universiteit Brussel

An opportunity arose on short notice to give a keynote lecture at the EURO (Association of European Operational Research Societies) Working Group on Locational Analysis EWGLA XXV at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, 5-7 June 2019. It was a chance to speak to the Operations Research community about optimization and music data science, and […]

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Karajan Conference Keynote

A keynote at the conference in Graz, Herbert von Karajan and the Interpretation of Music, introduced the core tenets of the COSMOS project, applied to Karajan’s recordings. TitleQuantifying Karajan – Rhythm, Timing, and Tension SpeakerElaine Chew AbstractThe advent of computing tools for quantifying and visualizing the parameters of performances has made it possible to scrutinize in […]

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Data Science @ Uni Vienna Distinguished Lecture

A chance encounter with Professor Immanuel Bomze at the EURO conference in Valencia, Spain, in the summer of 2018 led to an invitation to give the third distinguished lecture, titled “The (Data) Science of Time: From Music to the Heart,” at the new Data Science @ Uni Vienna lecture series on 17 January 2019 hosted by Professor […]

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London International Piano Symposium Keynote

Cristine McKie does it again … pulls off the third annual London International Piano Symposium, this time back at the Royal Academy of Music. The conference brought together pianists, pedagogues, and researchers from around the world. I immensely enjoyed the great company—all the laughter, good food, beautiful music—and carefully curated single-track series of interesting talks on […]

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COSMOS @ ERC Music Conference Barcelona Spain

COSMOS is one of 20 ERC projects on music featured at the European Research Music Conference organized by Xavier Serra 11-13 June 2018 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. The event was supported by ERC=Science², an EU-funded public engagement initiative. An exciting array of European Research Council (ERC) grantees gave presentations that were live streamed and […]

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Music Perception BKN Special Issue: Tipping Points

Chew, E. (2016). Playing with the edge: Tipping points and the role of tonality. In Stephen McAdams, David Temperley, Alexander Rozin (eds.): Milestones in Music Cognition Special Issue, Music Perception, 33(3):344-366. doi: 10.1525/MP.2016.33.03.344  This article focuses on the phenomenon of tipping points—a case of extreme pulse elasticity—in music performance, and the dynamic interplay between tonal […]