RING OUT, Ray Lee
May 2017, Market Place, Newbury
In Ray Lee's Ring Out, a team of ‘bell-ringers’ operated giant metal swinging pendulums, making large bell cones swing to and fro like surreal pieces of industrial machinery.
They gradually swung higher and higher, until by the end of the twenty-five minute piece, each arm soared up over the heads of the audience, ringing forth with a peel of electronic tones that combined into a transfixing harmony of pulsing drones.
The audience were able to walk around the space, experiencing the micro-melodies shifting and changing as the piece progressed.
Ring Out continued 101's ongoing support of the work of multi award-winning composer and artist Ray Lee, whose distinctive combination of sound and kinetic sculpture has thrilled audiences the world over.
Ring Out was presented with thanks to Oxford Contemporary Music, PRS Foundation and Arts Council England.