Classical music
Contemporary Classical

Ring Out

Part of New Music Biennial

Walk around this space to experience micro-melodies shifting and changing in this composition from sound artist and composer Ray Lee.

Renowned for creating music for public places, Ray has created an outdoor musical and visual spectacle composed for electronically generated bell sounds, each swinging from a giant metal tower.

The composition builds a series of tonal pitches into a constantly evolving texture of pulsed tones, created by the swinging of the bell-speakers by a local team of bell-ringers. You can move around the space and take in the sounds as they change throughout the performance.

Presented in association with the PRS Foundation with additional support from Oxford Brookes University and 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and support using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Dates & times

8 Jul 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
Approximate run time: 30 mins
  • July 2017

    • Sat 8 July 2017
      • 11:30 am
      • 2:00 pm
      • 6:00 pm
    • Sun 9 July 2017
      • 12:30 pm
      • 2:00 pm
      • 5:00 pm


Outdoor spaces
Southbank Centre Square Doors



need to know

Event information
This 15-minute piece is performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.

before & after

People around the Central Bar at the Southbank Centre
Enjoy a drink at one of London’s longest bars: the iconic Central Bar
The Hop Locker Bar at Southbank Centre
Sample a Nordic pint on the riverfront at award-winning bar the Hop Locker