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IF to bring sonic art to The Hub

Date Posted:21/05/2014

Ray Lee Chorus Milton KeynesThe Hub has announced its partnership with IF: Milton Keynes International Festival for 2014. It will be one of three host venues for one of the highlights of the Festival ‘Chorus’ - a sound and light installation by renowned artist and composer, Ray Lee, who won the British Composer of the Year 2012 for Sonic Art.  

‘Chorus’ is an impressive series of giant metal tripods with rotating arms which tower above the audience.  At the end of each arm loudspeakers emit a pulsating, harmonic sound and lights create the effect of a whirling swarm of fireflies, or planets in motion. These intersecting lights trace rings above the heads of the audience, while the combined chorus of the spinning speakers creates a cohesive harmonious whole that is both transfixing and uplifting.  

Ray Lee is fascinated by invisible forces such as magnetism and uses technology in unique ways to create his inspiring works. The presentation of ‘Chorus’ in Milton Keynes is sponsored by the Open University, which has always been creative in using the latest technologies to help people learn.  

The ‘Chorus’ tripods will be located in three different sites in Central Milton Keynes, and will be coming to The Hub piazza on  Wednesday 23 July; 12noon - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm and 9.30pm - 10.30pm, and is free for people to attend.

Simon Spavins, from Broadoak Management, that manages The Hub commented, “The International Festival has cemented itself as a cornerstone of the arts and cultural world within Milton Keynes, and as The Hub is located at the very heart of the city, we wanted to show our support by playing host to this spectacular installation in July. It should present a mesmerising sight and sound experience for the public to come and visit!”

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