•  Outdoor Performances 2015
 United Kingdom
  Ray Lee
CHORUS
Artistic concept: Ray Lee
Award-winning artist and British Composer of the Year, Ray Lee is an artist who makes music that moves. Born out of a fascination for the invisible forces that surround us, his spectacular sound art works have transfixed and delighted audiences the world over. Ray’s latest piece, „Chorus”, is a monumental installation of giant kinetic sculptures, a celestial choir of spinning sound machines. Towering above the audience, a series of giant metal tripods support rotating arms. At the end of each arm, loudspeakers emit precisely tuned musical pitches, singing out a siren call to all those present. Tiny lights create the effect of planets in motion, creating mesmerising orbits of colour. These intersecting lights trace rings above the heads of the audience, while the combined chorus of the spinning speakers creates a hypnotic, harmonious whole that is both uplifting and transfixing. Chorus is produced by Simon Chatterton and commissioned by Newbury Corn Exchange, Brookes University and Oxford Contemporary Music. Chorus is funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation. Praise for Ray’s work: „An amazing spectacle” (Daily Telegraph), „A fascinating counterpoint of sound and light” (The Independent), „Mesmerising” (New Yorker), „Will take your breath away” (Three Weeks)
Co-producers: Corn Exchange Newbury, OCM and Brookes University
Funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation

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