This piece for church bells, commissioned by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers and Third Ear, marks the Olympic year’s beginning. Skempton believes that bells proclaim moments of public gathering, celebration and important news, providing an ideal medium for the launch of New Music 20x12.
This project has been produced by Third Ear.
This the first of 20 outstanding new works, each lasting 12 minutes, commissioned to feature centre stage of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. New Music 20x12 is a UK-wide commissioning programme consisting of twenty new pieces of music, each of 12 minutes in length, celebrating the talent and imagination of the UK’s musical community as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Kingston Bell Ringers
The performance of Five Rings Triples by the Kingston Bell Ringers was recorded by the BBC at All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames, and broadcast on Radio 3 on 31 December 2011.