Guest Talk – Ray Lee

On 07 Mar 2017 (Tuesday), we’ll have Artist Ray Lee in a colloquium session co-organized with Hong Kong Arts Festival. He will talk about the ideas behind his project Chorus and his works in the 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.

Date: 07 Mar 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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About the Talk:
Ray Lee, the creator of Chorus, will talk about the ideas behind this project and his works in the 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.

About the Speaker:
Ray Lee is an award-winning sound artist and composer. He creates spinning, whirling, and pendulous sound installations and performances that explore “circles of ether”, the invisible forces that surround us.

His immersive and mesmerizing works such as the world-wide hit Siren, Ethometric Museum and his monumental outdoor work Chorus aim to make contemporary music accessible and engaging for a wide audience. Siren toured the world with significant British Council support. Ethometric Museum won him the 2012 British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art. Force Field was awarded an honorary mention in the 2008 Prix Ars Electronica.

Ray is a Professor of Sound Art at Oxford Brookes University, and an associate artist of OCM (Oxford Contemporary Music).

To find out more about Ray Lee, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

About Chorus:
Chorus, this hypnotic installation by UK sound artist Ray Lee, will illuminate the evening dusk in Kowloon Park during the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Towering above, a series of giant metal tripods support rotating arms. At the end of each arm loudspeakers emit precisely tuned musical pitches creating a pulsating, harmonic drone, singing out a hypnotic siren call to all those present.

Red lights on the arms appear like a whirling swarm of fireflies, or of planets in motion, emitting mesmerizing orbits of colour. These intersecting lights trace rings in the sky, while the combined chorus of the spinning speakers creates a cohesive harmonious whole, “a sticky flux” that is both uplifting and transfixing.

Exhibition Details:
Free Admission
Date/Time:
2-3, 7-10 Mar 2017   6:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9pm, 9:30pm
4-5 Mar 2017  3:00pm, 3:45pm. 4:30pm, 6:45pm. 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10pm
Venue:  Piazza, Kowloon Park
Website: www.hk.artsfestival.org

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