Sound artist and composer Ray Lee, renowned for creating music for public places, creates an outdoor musical and visual spectacle composed for electronically generated bell sounds. A series of industrial giant towers hold suspended bell-like speaker cones, as they gradually swing higher and higher until each arm soars up over the heads of the audience. Ringing forth with a peel of electronic tones that combine into a transfixing harmony of pulsing drones, the composition builds into a constantly evolving texture created by the swinging of the bell-speakers by a team of local bell-ringers. The audience are able to walk around the space and experience the series of micro-melodies shifting and changing as the piece progresses.

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.

Ring Out had it's first performance in Newbury with Corn Exchange Newbury on 29th May and will be performed at two showcase weekends for PRSF Foundation's New Music Biennial: Hull UK City of Culture and the Southbank Centre. Details as follows:


Friday 30th June | Hull | Zebedee's Yard

11am, 4pm and 10pm

Saturday 1st July | Hull | Zebedee's Yard

11am (tickets can be booked for this performance only), 4pm, 10pm


FREE - no booking necessary apart from Sat 1st July, 11am

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Saturday 8th July | London | Southbank Centre

11.30am, 2pm, 6pm

Sunday 9th July | London | Southbank Centre

12.30pm, 2pm, 5pm


FREE - no booking necessary

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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 – 2nd July 2017) and at London’s Southbank Centre (7th – 9th July 2017). The New Music Biennial will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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Produced by OCM

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Supported by Oxford Brookes University

Supported by 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space

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