Ping! is a collaboration between the Coull String Quartet, composer Joe Cutler, artist Tom Dale, Fusion Table Tennis Club, English Table Tennis Association, Ping London, Warwick Arts Centre and Birmingham Conservatoire.
Table tennis is a sport which has strong and distinct sonic qualities and top players can create tightly controlled rhythms in their practice drills.
Ping! explores this, creating intricate cross-rhythms between table tennis players, string quartet and film exploiting sudden changes of speed and character whilst exploiting areas of commonality.
Please note - this free event requires a ticket. You can reserve your ticket online (£1.75 transaction fee) or by phone 0844 847 9910 (£2.75 transaction fee). Transaction fees apply per transaction, not per ticket. You can also reserve your seat without a transaction fee by visiting one of our Southbank Centre Ticket Offices in person.
Hayward Gallery Lecture Theatre at 1.30pm
Another opportunity to hear Joe Cutler's Ping! together with a newly commissioned piece for children's string orchestra from Sean Clancy, which is both a response to Joe's music and also an introduction for the children to the extended string techniques that Joe uses. Sean's piece has the title 'Ping Cutlets' and is performed by young string players from Lewisham's Fabulosity project and Pembroke House Community Music Project. Free.