Part of London’s Being Human Festival, Heart & Music will take place in QMUL’s Octagon (in the Queen’s Building, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS) at 1PM on Tuesday, 20 November 2018, with an interactive workshop at 2:30PM-3PM. This is the first event of the Keyboard Evolution series at QMUL that day. Admissions is FREE.
Heart & Music is presented by Elaine Chew, Professor of Digital Media at QMUL’s Centre for Digital Music, a world-leading centre for research in audio and music technology. She will be joined by Professor Pier Lambiase, Professor of Cardiology at UCL and the Barts Heart Centre, and Professor Peter Taggart, Professor Emeritus of Cardiac Electrophysiology at UCL.
Professor Lambiase will begin with a short layperson’s introduction to arrhythmia research at the Barts Heart Centre, London’s world-class centre for cardiac research and care. This is followed by a concert by Professor Chew comprising of music made from stolen rhythms, including arrhythmia ECG traces, making visceral and tangible the experience of arrhythmia.
Profs. Chew, Lambiase, and Taggart are collaborating in an ongoing study that combines computational music structure analysis and cardiac signal analysis to determine cardiac response to live music performance. The study has been featured on BBC World Service’s Health Check Programme. At 2:30PM, audience members will have the opportunity to engage in Q&A and discussions with the experts on music, mind, heart interactions. The event concludes at 3PM.
Time and Date: Tuesday 20 November 1pm to 8.15pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London [map below]
Curator: Dr. Paul Edlin, QMUL Music Director
Leading academics in musicology, performance, science and medicine will take you through a series of interactive workshops, discussions and performances. This event allows you to discover how the keyboard has evolved over 500 years, explains how composers use subjects ranging from a Far-Eastern temple to the human body. Witness the historical progression of keyboard music and experience firsthand the differences between clavichord, harpsichord, early and modern pianos and modern digital keyboards. Hear brand new music from the extraordinary Magnetic Resonator Piano.
|1pm short talk & concert: Heart & Music (Professor Elaine Chew and Professor Pier Lambiase) – Music by Joseph Haydn, Cheryl Frances Hoad, Jonathan Berger, Dorien Herremans and Frédéric Chopin and more|
2.30pm – 5.15pm Interactive workshops with Professors Elaine Chew, Pier Lambiase, Peter Taggart, and John Irving, Drs Andrew McPherson and Paul Edlin, and Rolf Hind
5.30pm concert: The Early Keyboard (Professor John Irving) – Music by W.A. Mozart, J.S. Bach and Beethoven
7pm concert: The Modern Keyboard (Rolf Hind) includes world premiere of new work for Magnetic Resonator Piano – Music by Rolf Hind, Julia Adolphe, Ed Nesbit, Olivier Messiaen, Gyorgy Ligeti and Paul Max Edlin
1pm concert: Heart & Music (Professor Elaine Chew and Professor Pier Lambiase) featuring short layperson’s talk on arrhythmia research at the Barts Heart Centre followed by music made from stolen rhythms including from ECG traces – Music by Joseph Haydn, Cheryl Frances Hoad, Jonathan Berger, Dorien Herremans, Frédéric Chopin, and more.
1pm short talk & concert: Heart & Music (Professor Elaine Chew and Professor Pier Lambiase)
Introduction to arrhythmia research at the Barts Heart Centre by Professor Pier Lambiase
Performance by Professsor Elaine Chew
|Franz Josef Haydn Sonata in E-flat, Hob XVI:45, Finale|
|Cheryl Frances-Hoad/Franz Josef Haydn Stolen Rhythm (2009)|
|Elaine Chew, Peter Child, Lina Viste Grønli Practicing Haydn (2013)|
|Jonathan Berger Intermezzo — for Pedja (2015)|
|Dorien Herremans, Elaine Chew Three morphed pieces from J.S. Bach’s “A Little Notebook for Anna Magdalena” (2016) Minuet in G – March in D – Bist du bei mir|
|Dorien Herremans, Elaine Chew Three morphed pieces from Kabalevsky’s “30 and 24 Pieces for Children” (2016) Clowns – Toccatina – Etude No. 3 in A minor|
|Elaine Chew, Ashwin Krishna, Daniel Soberanes, Matthew Ybarra, Michele Orini, Pier Lambiase Arrythmia Suite (2017-2018) I. 161122 VT before during after ECG (after Holst’s Mars from The Planets); II. 161102 VT4 before after UNI (after Chopin’s Ballade No. 2)|
|Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 2 in F major|
2.30pm-5.15pm Interactive workshops with Professors Elaine Chew, Pier Lambiase, Peter Taggart, and John Irving, Drs Andrew McPherson and Paul Max Edlin, and Rolf Hind
2.30pm: About Heart & Music – Professors Elaine Chew, Pier Lambiase, and Peter Taggart reflect on music, mind, and heart interactions, the works performed and the stimulus behind and making of the arrhythmia pieces
3.15pm: The Early Keyboard – Professor John Irving demonstrates the mechanisms and music of the early keyboards – clavichord, harpsichord and fortepiano. Opportunities to try these instruments
4pm: The Modern Keyboard – Dr Andrew McPherson, Rolf Hind and Dr Paul Max Edlin discuss and demonstrate the development of the keyboard from the modern grand piano to new innovations including TouchKeys
4.45pm: opportunities to try instruments
5.30pm concert: The Early Keyboard (John Irving)
|Clavichord: W.A. Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K.397|
|Harpsichord: J.S. Bach French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812|
|Fortepiano: Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (The ‘Pathetique’)|
7pm concert: The Modern Keyboard (Rolf Hind)
|Olivier Messiaen Regard du Père|
|Edward Nesbit Bell Song|
|Gyorgy Ligeti Étude no. 8 Galamb Borong|
|Paul Max Edlin …and the Body of Transformations (premiere)|
|Rolf Hind Next Avatar|