Stockhausen Festival: Elaine Chew, piano
Elaine Chew, solo piano with visualisation
Embracing the ‘found objects’ ethos embodied in Stockhausen’s Telemusik (1966), recent pieces by Elaine Chew, Peter Child, Lina Viste Grønli, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and Dorien Herremans draw inspiration from the rhythms and a sight-reading of a Haydn Sonata movement. Jonathan Berger’s Intermezzo (2015), a UK premiere, was created for Pedja Muzijevic’s Haydn Dialogues.
Toccata in D major BWV 912 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Stolen Rhythm (2009) by Cheryl Frances-Hoad / Franz Josef Haydn
Practicing Haydn (2013) by Elaine Chew, Peter Child, Lina Viste Grønli
Intermezzo – for Pedja (2015) by Jonathan Berger
MorpheuS Haydn (2016) by Dorien Herremans, Elaine Chew / Franz Josef Haydn
Sonata in E-flat, Hob XVI:45, finale by Franz Josef Haydn
Pianist-mathematician Elaine Chew is Professor of Digital Media in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. Deeply passionate about communicating not only her art, but also how and why musicians do what they do, she designs boundary-crossing concert-conversations that challenge the ways we think about and make music. Also an award-winning scientist, she frequently gives keynote lectures on her mathematical work on musical expression and the music structures that shape expressivity.