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Ray Lee sound design

Sound artist and composer Ray Lee, renowned for creating music for public places, created an outdoor musical and visual spectacle composed for electronically generated bell sounds, each swinging from a giant metal tower. The composition buillt a series of tonal pitches into a constantly evolving texture of pulsed tones created by the swinging of the bell-speakers by a team of local bell-ringers. The audience were able to walk around the space and experience the series of micro-melodies shifting and changing as the piece progressed.

This piece is part of New Music Biennial 2017. For more information about the project and to download the New Music Biennial album, please visit our project page: http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/new-music-biennial-2017


Ring Out is commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music.


This commission also received support from Oxford Brookes University and 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and support using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Produced with the support of partners and funders:

NMB funders


The performance of Ring Out was recorded by the BBC at Zebedee's Yard, Hull on 1 July 2017 and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Catalogue number:
NMC DL201706
Release Date:
4 December 2017