We're delighted to be taking part as always in Oxford's fabulous Christmas Light Festival which now has an all singing all dancing new website to check out!


This year OCM presents 'Ring Out' by Ray Lee and 'Journeys to Oxford' experienced through the curious and wonderful Memoryphones...


Ring Out

Join us in the beautiful Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian Library where sound artist Ray Lee creates a musical and visual spectacle with his symphony of electronically generated bell sounds. Giant bell-like speakers swing higher and higher until each arm soars up over the audience, ringing forth with a peal of electronic tones and a transfixing harmony of pulsing drones. Each performance is 20 minutes.

Performance times are:

Friday 17th 10pm 

Saturday 18th 4.30, 5.30, 6.30pm

Sunday 19th 10.30am

CLICK HERE TO FIND THE CLARENDON QUADRANGLE or download the map at the bottom of the page.


If you're interested download the PDF at the bottom of this page and contact polly@ocmevents.org or 01865 484777.

​Ring Out continues 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. It was presented as part of the PRSF Foundation's New Music Biennial 2017 in Hull and London and is available for touring from late summer 2017. 


PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial is an exciting and free new music festival which forms part of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, presenting 20 pieces of new music across two festival weekends in Hull (30th June – 2 nd July 2017) and at London’s Southbank Centre (7th – 9 th July 2017). The New Music Biennial will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.


Journeys to Oxford

Journeys to Oxford was a community exhibition project which took place at the Museum of Oxford in 2016/17. The project celebrated the vibrant contributions made to the cultural life of Oxford by those who have travelled to the city to live, work, visit and study. My Journeys shares oral histories from people who have come to Oxford from around the world and made a home here. Five participants worked with Helen Fountain, the Museum of Oxford Reminiscence Officer and photographer Suzy Prior to capture striking portrait photographs with accompanying recordings telling the story of their personal journeys to Oxford. 

During Christmas Light Festival weekend, hear these compelling accounts through the curious and enchanting Memoryphones designed by sculptor Dave Young and sound artist and maker Dan Fox.  Seek out the curious gramophone-like forms across the city which emanate these amazing tales.

The stories...

Feng Gu - Feng Gu talks about his journey from China - Location WESTON LIBRARY

Joseph Gregory- Joseph talks about his journey from Hong Kong - Location WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTRE, Roof top terrace

Sheila Highman- Sheila talks about her journey from India - Location WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTRE, Roof top terrace

Maureen Russell- Maureen talks about her journey from Ireland - Location OXFORD CASTLE

Vera Cooper- Vera talks about her journey from Trinidad and Tobago - Location MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Enjoy the Mythophones from 10am to 8pm on Saturday 18 November and from 10am - 4pm on Sunday 19 November

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RING OUT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!.pdf Map of Clarendon Quad.pdf