School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Heart & Music: short talk - concert - Q&A (part of London's Being Human Festival)

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20 November 2018

Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm
Venue: Octagon

Part of London's Being Human Festival, Heart & Music will take place in Queen Mary University of London's Octagon (Mile End Road, London E1 4NS) at 1PM on Tuesday, 20 November 2018, with an interactive workshop at 2:30PM-3PM. This is the first event of the Keyboard Evolution series at Queen Mary that day. 

Admissions is FREE.

Heart & Music is presented by Elaine Chew, Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Digital Music, a world-leading centre for research in music and audio technology.  She will be joined by Professor Pier Lambiase, Professor of Cardiology at UCL and the Barts Heart Centre, and Professor Peter Taggart, Professor Emeritus of Cardiac Electrophysiology at UCL.

Professor Lambiase will begin with a short layperson's introduction to arrhythmia research at the Barts Heart Centre, London's world-class centre for cardiac research and care.  This is followed by a concert by Professor Chew comprising of music made from stolen rhythms, including arrhythmia ECG traces, making visceral and tangible the experience of arrhythmia.

Profs. Chew, Lambiase, and Taggart are collaborating in an ongoing study that combines computational music structure analysis and cardiac signal analysis to determine cardiac response to live music performance. The study has been featured on BBC World Service's Health Check Programme.  At 2:30PM, audience members will have the opportunity to engage in Q&A and discussions with the experts on music, mind, and heart interactions.  This segment concludes at 3PM.

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