Ray LeePresented in Season 2 2009
Presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia
6.30pm, 8.30pm, Tues 20 Oct
6.30pm, 8.30pm, Wed 21 Oct
6.30pm, 8.30pm, Thurs 22 Oct
6.30pm, 8.30pm, Fri 23 Oct
4.30pm, 6.30pm, Sat 24 Oct
4.30pm, 6.30pm, Sun 25 Oct
45 mins no interval
$25 / $18.75 / $22.50 Groups (8+)
5 Blackwood St,
Audience will be standing for the duration of the presentation,low level lighting
Surrender to the alluring spell of a unique and visual delight. A choir of rotating arms is mounted on a forest of metal tripods and creates an extraordinary,immersive theatrical experience of spinning, pulsing light and sound.
As the performance builds in intensity the rotating arms gather speed, streaming swirling bands of electronic drones and mesmerising patterns of spinning light like’a swarm of fireflies on mars.’
Siren is a sound art project by British composer and artist Ray Lee that fuses musical performance with gallery installation: a whirling, spinning spectacle of mechanical movement,electronic sound and light. It explores the intersection of art installation and theatrical performance. The audience is free to move around the installation during the performance and experience different sonic and visual effects. Meanwhile, the performers move silently within the installation of swirling metal machinery,carefully operating and precisely tuning the sirens to play a musical composition creating a wondrous sensory experience.
Image by – Ray Lee