November 10, 2013 — December 15, 2013
Lina Viste Grønli, Peter Child, Elaine Chew
Practicing Haydn (Piano Sonata in Eb, Hob XVI:45 finale) was Performa’s first intercontinental work, simultaneously performed at both the Performa Hub and at the grand opening of Kunsthall Stavanger in Norway on November 10, 2013. Led by artist Lina Viste Grønli and her collaborators Elaine Chew, a concert pianist and digital media professor, and Peter Child, a composer and professor of music at MIT, Practicing Haydn is a new piece for solo piano that refracts the last movement of a sonata by one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period, Joseph Haydn. A practice session by Chew has been transformed into a performable score – including all the repetitions, errors, halts, and interruptions – within the deft hands of Child.
Presented with Kunsthall Stavanger as part of the Norwegian Pavilion Without Walls.
Practicing Haydn (Piano Sonata in Eb, Hob XVI:45 finale) in Stavanger, played by Elaine Chew:
Practicing Haydn (Piano Sonata in Eb, Hob XVI:45 finale) in New York, played by Elaine Kwon:
Download the score of Practicing Haydn here.