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Keyboard Evolution

November 20, 1:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Combining art and science, ‘Keyboard Evolution’ explores the development of the keyboard instrument and its music from the early clavichord to today’s cutting edge technologies.

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.

This event will be led by Professors Elaine Chew, John Irving and Dr Andrew McPherson who will be joined by world-renowned pianist Rolf Hind.

Performance times:

1pm: Music & Heart (Professors Elaine Chew and Pier Lambiase) – Music from Haydn to Cheryl Frances Hoad

2.30pm – 5.15pm Interactive workshops with Professor Elaine Chew, Professor John Irving, Dr Andrew McPherson and Rolf Hind

5.30pm concert: The Early Keyboard (John Irving) – Music by Mozart, Bach and Beethoven

7pm concert: The Modern Keyboard (Rolf Hind) – Music from Messiaen to Nesbit, Hind and Edlin

Further details are available here. 

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Contact email address

p.edlin@qmul.ac.uk

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Yes


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Art and science entwine in an exploration of the evolution of keyboard instruments from early clavichord to cutting edge technologies. Through interactive workshops, discussions and concerts, leading academics in musicology, performance and science are joined by world-renowned pianist Rolf Hind.
Is booking required?
Yes
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London Bound
Contact email address
p.edlin@qmul.ac.uk
Event partners
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Region
London
City/town
Mile End
Accessibility information
For disabled access please refer to: https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/queen-mary-university-of-london/octagon
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Venue

The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
For disabled access please refer to: https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/queen-mary-university-of-london/octagon
Phone:
02078828174
Website:
http://www.qmhospitality.co.uk/venues/mileend/queens/