Elaine Chew | musician (pianist), mathematician (operations researcher), music researcher
Professor of Digital Media, Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom
National Academy of Engineering Frontiers Fellow (USFOE 2004; JAFOE 2007; USFOE 2010)

National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers Fellow (GAFOS 2007-2009)

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow (2007-2008)

US Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (2005)

US National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award (2004)

Science Bio
Music Bio
CV

Research
Explaining what musicians do, how we do it, and why; making concrete conceptualized structures and expressive (prosodic) decisions that shape musical communications using mathematical models, computational methods, and scientific visualisations
Piano
Chamber musician and soloist. Lecture-recitals interrogating performance knowledge and decisions. Collaborations with contemporary composers to create, perform, and record classical and eclectic post-tonal music
more at elainechew-research.blogspot.com   more at elainechew-piano.blogspot.com  
MuPaE
Research theme on study and modeling of music performance, and aspects of musicianship related to performance (prosody, cognition, analysis, composition/improvisation, ensemble interaction) using both quantitative (mathematical and computational) and qualitative scientific methods
Publications
Writings crossing music (music performance, musicology, music theory, music cognition), science and engineering (mathematical and computational sciences, electronic engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, psychology) to explain knowledge and decisions in musicianship and performance
more at mupae.blogspot.com   more at elainechew-publications.blogspot.com  
Highlights
Springer Book
The book on the Spiral Array is now available as part of the Springer International Series on Operations Res and Mgmt Science. Described as 'essential yet accessible and entertaining' (Gérard Assayag), endorsements include 'the reader will be amply rewarded with mathematical and musical insights' (Carol Krumhansl) and 'No one interested in pitch representation, computational music analysis, or music visualization should miss this important volume' (Doug Keislar). For purchasing options, see link below.
Practicing Haydn
A collaborative work between artist Lina Viste Grønli, composer Peter Child, and pianist Elaine Chew: Chew's first practicing of the Haydn sonata movement, meticulously transcribed by Child, leaving the repetitions, errors, halts and interruptions, to create a new performable score that refracts Haydn’s original music
Kunsthall Stavanger blogpost
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Milestones in Music Cognition
Speaker at upcoming McGill event celebrating 25th anniversary of three landmark publications: Al Bregman's Auditory Scene Analysis: The Perceptual Organization of Sound, Carol Lynne Krumhansl's The Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch, and Eugene Narmour's The Analysis and Cognition of Basic Melodic Structures: The Implication-Realization Model
BKN25 program
Doubles
despite listing two pianists in the headnote, is in fact three linked sets of short solo pieces, written for the two performers as successive sets. I find it most remarkable for several truly fleeting pieces, which demand not just speed and dexterity but a jeweled precision of touch. Both Chew and Deveau are up to the challenge. ~ Robert Carl (Fanfare Magazine)
Full review
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