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50th Anniversary: Composer visits campus for inspiration

Joe Cutler the Composer of ‘Ping!’ recently spent a week on campus using the landscape and people for inspiration to compose a piece of music to celebrate the University of Warwick’s 50th Anniversary in 2015.ping

Nick Roberts, Cellist from Coull Quartet, the university's own resident string quartet based on campus, says:

Following the hugely successful collaboration between the Coull Quartet and acclaimed composer Joe Cutler for the Cultural Olympiad in 2012, the Quartet are thrilled to be working with him again”

The central premise for Joe’s week on campus was: What is a University?

During his time on Joe spent time with a wide variety of staff members and students, focusing on research, teaching, the people and places in search for an answer and to gain inspiration for his composition piece. The piece will emanate from and be informed by the academic life of the University.

Paul Warwick, ChinaPlate Theatre, said:

Whilst Joe's week with us was a bespoke project linked to the 50th anniversary it emanates from work that the Arts Centre has been doing aimed at creating meaningful encounters and collaborations between artists and academics. You can find out more about this flagship project ‘this_is_tomorrow’ on the Warwick arts centre website."

Find out more..

If you would like to find out more about what is planned for the 50th Anniversary celebrations please visit the Warwick 50 website.