MorpheuS Haydn piece performed in Stanford by Elaine Chew.

Curator Julia Ogrydziak from the Center for New Music (C4NM) launched a new concert series called PRISM. The first concert will feature one of the pieces generated by MorpheuS.

From The Examiner:
The first concert will feature a visit by London-based Elaine Chew, currently a professor of both music and mathematics. The title of the program is Stolen, and it is the second program Chew has conceived on the theme of musical stealing (or, as it is more euphemistically called, particularly by literary theorists, “appropriation”). It will present three compositions, two of which are products of the collaboration of multiple composers.

The last of these will be a world premiere. “MorpheuS Haydn” was created by Dorien Herremans and Chew and involves the use of a computer program (MorpheuS) which processes Haydn’s music as its input. “Practicing Haydn,” which was composed jointly by Chew, Peter Child, and Lina Viste Grønli in 2013, will be given its West Coast premiere. The program will begin with “Stolen Rhythm,” composed in 2009 by Cheryl Frances-Hoad. All three of these pieces are for solo piano, which Chew will perform; and they all steal unabashedly from the final movement of Joseph Haydn’s Hoboken XVI/45 piano sonata in E-flat major. This concert will take place on Thursday, May 12.

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