Underworld: Music Directors for Olympics Opening Ceremony

OPENING CEREMONY TAKES PLACES JULY 27, 2012

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The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that British electronic music pioneers Underworld have been appointed Music Directors for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The appointment completes the team of senior creatives that will lead the direction of the London 2012 Ceremonies.

Underworld duo Rick Smith and Karl Hyde will work alongside Oscar winning British filmmaker and producer Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony and will be responsible for all the music in the three-hour ceremony taking place on 27 July next summer.

Underworld and Danny Boyle have enjoyed a long and diverse collaboration since Underworld's track 'Born Slippy' featured in Boyle's film Trainspotting. Over the following fifteen years the three developed a close relationship, with Smith and Hyde supplying specially created music for A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach and co-scoring the 2007 sci-fi film Sunshine. In 2010 they came together again to work on the critically acclaimed National Theatre production of Frankenstein.

http://www.london2012.com

[Published on: 12/7/11]

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