The Coull Quartet will be giving an Olympic performance in Birmingham tomorrow to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The Coull Quartet are “Quartet in Residence” at the University of Warwick and they won the commission as part of the prestigious New Music 20x12 award - a UK wide programme which consists of twenty outstanding new works, each lasting 12 minutes, commissioned to feature centre stage of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The composition, entitled “Ping” is a celebration of table tennis and was created in collaboration with composer Joe Cutler. The piece explores the strong and distinct sounds and rhythms that table tennis players can create and will feature a soundtrack and video installation in collaboration with the video artist Tom Dale.
The Coull Quartet often perform concerts in Warwick Arts Centre on campus, as well as touring around the world. The New Music 20x12 commission will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and featured in tours, currently being planned, of the UK, China and Brazil enabling as many people as possible to enjoy excellent new music as part of the celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.