Music

Haydn’s Stolen Rhythm by Cheryl Frances-Hoad

On the COSMOS YouTube channel, Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s piece based on the rhythms of Haydn’s Sonate in Es, Hob XVI:45, mvt III: Finale, Allegro di molto. New notes, sometimes quoting from Haydn’s sonata movement, are assigned to Haydn’s original rhythm, which remains almost entirely intact. Next, the original Haydn sonata movement, an interpretation after playing Cheryl […]

Events Lectures

Elaine Chew gives Keynote Lecture @ the Karajan Conference in Graz

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 […]

Papers Videos

Revealing the Thinking Behind Performance in New Thoughts on Piano Performance

Chew, E. (2017). From Sound to Structure: Synchronising Prosodic and Structural Information to Reveal the Thinking Behind Performance Decisions. In C. MacKie (ed.): New Thoughts on Piano Performance—Researching at the Interface between Science and the Art of Piano Performance. Kindle Amazon. ISBN 978-164007055-4. Abstract: How a performer hears a piece is the determining factor in […]