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20 November, 2018, 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.
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
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