About Ray Lee
A kind of musical H.G.Wells - Ivan Hewitt BBC Radio 3
Ray Lee is an award-winning sound artist, theatre maker 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 mesmerising works such as the world-wide hit Siren, Ethometric Museum and his monumental outdoor works Chorus and Ring Out are a unique synthesis of art forms, both accessible and engaging for a wide audience.
His new outdoor work Congregation, for one hundred interactive sonic spheres, was funded by Without Walls and toured throughout the UK in 2019. His music-theatre work Ethometric Museum won him the 2012 British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art. Siren toured the world with significant British Council support. Force Field was awarded an honorary mention in the 2008 Prix Ars Electronica. He is a Professor of Sound Art at Oxford Brookes University and an associate artist of OCM (Oxford Contemporary Music).
Like everyone else in the arts sector all my projects up to the end of June have been cancelled or postponed. However, La Strada in Austria are still keen to go ahead in early September as are Dublin Fringe and the rescheduled Wye Valley Festival for later in September this year. My thoughts are with all the arts professionals (as well as everyone else!) who are really struggling at this difficult time. Let's hope that at some stage, who knows when, we will find a way back to sharing our work with each other and the public in real life....This is a useful site for links to resources to help artists: https://ukcovid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/