Posts by Cristine

Rethinking Piano Performance: The Mindful Body is now published

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Event News | 0 comments

We are excited to announce the publication of Rethinking Piano Performance: The Mindful Body.  Details of how to puchase the book are shown below. Introduction ‘It seems that so long as we are alive, we shall continue closest to knowledge if we avoid as much as we can all contact and association with the body, except when they are absolutely necessary…’ Socrates c. 469-399 B.C. Pianists routinely encounter a great variety of bodily and intellectual demands in preparing piano works for performance, but until recently, the emphasis has been largely on the intellectual aspect of performance, or ‘radical mentalism’. However, since piano performance requires an indissoluble union of mind and body, this book will present the argument that the body may also have a role to play in ‘shaping’ and memorizing musical works for performance. While this is a view which is now beginning to be supported in musical academic circles who wish to promote a more interdisciplinary approach to performance, it is as yet an unexplored area of piano performance. You can now buy the book using Paypal The cost is £25.00 plus delivery. Delivery is UK: £3.99; Europe: £9.20; USA: £12.00 Choose one of the options below depending on your location then click the Buy Now button Please select… inc UK delivery £38.99 GBPinc Europe delivery £44.20 GBPinc USA delivery £47.00...

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How to obtain a copy of New Thoughts on Piano Performance

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Event News | 0 comments

New Thoughts on Piano Performance: Research at the Interface between Science and the Art of Piano Performance (35.00 + postage) is a London International Piano Symposium publication. It is available to buy by transferring using bank details below, or by Pay Pal, see below. London International Piano Symposium Barclays Bank, 60 Putney High St, London SW15 1SF, UK Sort Code:  20 90 74 Account Number:23121534 Swiftbic:  BARCGB22 Iban: GB71 BARC 2090 7423 121534 Cristine MacKie 4 Cumberland Gardens London WC1X9AF, UK Reference: New Thoughts  and your  Surname Send your address to: Postage: please add the cost of postage to: UK: £3.99; Europe: £9.20; USA: £12.00 IMPORTANT please notify by email that you have transferred the money.   You can now also buy the book using Paypal Choose one of the options below depending on your location then click the Buy Now button Please select… inc UK Delivery £38.99 GBPinc Europe Delivery £44.20 GBPinc USA Delivery £47.00...

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LIPS is now recognised as a charity with an educational platform

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Event News | 0 comments

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Programme for LIPS 2015

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Event News | 2 comments

London International Piano Symposium, 2015 Royal College of Music, London RESEARCHING THE INTERFACE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND THE ART OF PIANO PERFORMANCE Friday, 13th February, 2015 RECITAL HALL 9.15. 9.45. Registration 9.45- 10.0. Welcome 10.0 – 11.0. KEY SPEAKER Prof Dave Collins, Sports Psychologist from the University of Central Lancashire will discuss the psychological characteristics which facilitate pathways to elite performance. 11.0 -11.30. BREAK 11.30 – 1.0. ROUND TABLE The following are the panel of experts who are gathering together to discuss how pianists may become ‘fit for purpose’ by developing a more unified approach to piano performance. Chair: Cristine MacKie, author of the forthcoming book, Rethinking Piano Performance: A mind/body approach on eBook Kindle. Prof Dave Collins, Sports Psychologist. Iqbal Hussein, Member of the Osteopathy Council with extensive experience in treating pianist’s physical problems. Dr Kathleen Riley, Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Music; Biofeedback Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine. Prof Emma Redding, Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban. Emma is Principal Investigator of the research project, Dance Science: Optimising Performing Potentia. Dr Zubin Kanga, Pianist, University of Nice-Sophie Antipolis, Royal Academy of Music, London. Felipe Verdugo, Pianist, Faculty of Music, University of Montreal, Canada. Laboratoire de recherche sur le geste musicien. Prof Beate Perrey, Professor of Piano Performance/Musicology, Centre of Research in the Arts and Languages, Institute for Advanced Social Sciences (EHESS) Paris – France 1.0 – 2.0. LUNCH 2.0 – 2.50. KEY SPEAKER Dr Kathleen Riley P = Paper LR = Lecture Recital Session 1 The Mind/Body in Piano Performance Chair: Mary Hawkes 2.50 – 3.30. LR. Felipe Verdugo, Biomechanical and Physical Aspects of Marc Durand’s Holistic Piano Technique Approach 3.30 – 4.0. P. Zubin Kanga, The Pianist’s Body as Instrument: Performer-controlled electronics as collaborative catalyst in Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis. 4.0 – 4.20. BREAK Session 1 con’t: The Mind/Body in Piano Performance Chair: Mary Hawkes .20 – 5.0. LR. Beate Perrey, At the still point,the dance is:from music analysis to interpretation. 5.0 – 6.0. PIANO RECITAL by Sofya Gulyak Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2010 Saturday 14th February 2015, RECITAL HALL 8.30- 9.0. Registration Session 1 con’t, The Mind/Body in Piano Performance Chair: Kathleen Riley 9.0 – 9.30. P. Mary Hawkes, Can An Applied Sports Psychology Approach Help Developing Pianists in Performance? Session 11. Cross Domain Thinking Chair: Kathleen Riley 9.30 -10.10. LR. Erica Bisesi, Sketching the Piano Music Trajectory from Schubert to Liszt to Expressionism in an Emotion-Based Approach to Musical Analysis. 10.10 -10.50. LR. Richard Hoadley, Dynamic Cross-Domain Expression: Notation, technology and performance. 10.50 – 11.20. BREAK Session 11 con’t, Cross Domain Thinking Chair: Diana Dumlavwalla 11.20 -12.0. LR. Duncan Williams, Artificia for Neural Network and Piano (2014): A piano score and performance generated in real time by an artificial neural network. 12.0 – 12.40. LR. Neal Farwell, Interpretive Strategies in a New Work for Piano and Electronics. Session 111. Timbre. Chair: Diana Dumlavwalla 12.40 – 1.10. P. Andrew Aaron, Historically Informed Sound Production on the Modern Piano. 1.10 – 2.0. LUNCH Chair: Cristine MacKie 2.0 – 3.30. KEY SPEAKER Jonny Juviler If a prolonged state of ill health or mental/physical stress isn’t resolved by the performer, the balance of the autonomic nervous system may be disrupted and lead to a range of symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, nervousness, poor digestion and musculoskeletal dysfunction/pain. Any of these this may affect performance and the ability of the pianist to deal with high stress situations. ————————————– We particularly want to encourage piano students to come and discuss these issues with him, and/or perform for him, so that he can comment on their musculoskeletal use of the body during performance. 3.30 – 4.0. BREAK Session 1V. Gesture in Performance. Chair: Beate Perrey. 4.0 – 4.30. P. Marine Blassel, Seeing Gesture in the Score: Towards a symbolic notation system for a general analysis of the score. 4.30 – 5.0. P. Alison Hood and R. Reilly, Musical Architecture: Analyses of gesture and structure in musical composition and performance. Session V. Group Piano Classes. 5.0 – 5.30. P. Elizabeth Haddon, Group Piano Performance Classes, and the Life-long...

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Info for Professional musicians, students and the public wishing to attend the 2015 symposium

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Event News | 0 comments

For professional musicians wishing to attend the symposium please go the Home Page for News and Events and click on Registration. To attend the piano recital by Sofya Gulyak on Friday 13th, please call 020 8789 6163. Entrance to the workshop at 2.0pm on Saturday 14th is free. The fee for public attendees to the symposium is £50.00 per day. Undergraduate students: £25.00 per day (ID will be required at the door). It is essential to bring the receipt as evidence of payment. Tel: 020 8789 6163 for further information. Payment may be made by either by bank transfer to the: Barclays Bank Sort code 20 90 74 Account number 23121534 SWIFT: BARCGB22 IBAN GB71 BARC 2090 7423 1215 34 OR by cheque: to the London Piano International Symposium 25a Deodar Rd, Putney, London SW15...

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