We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to take part as bell-ringers in our next Outdoor show, Ring Out.
No experience is necessary, but volunteers must be aged 18 plus, relatively agile and available for all rehearsal and performance dates.
On Monday 29 May, multi-award winning composer and artist Ray Lee will transform the Market Place with a mesmerising, large-scale sound art installation, using giant industrial tower structures and huge bell like speaker cones. The volunteer bell-ringers will activate the industrial sized machinery and make the pendulum arms of the towers swing higher and higher until each arm soars up over the heads of the audience, creating sounds and melodies as they move.
- You will be required to attend one evening rehearsal on Thursday 25th May, 6pm - 8pm, at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Greenham Business Park
- The dress rehearsal will take place in the afternoon and evening of Sunday 28 May in the Market Place, Newbury
- Ring Out will take place at 1pm, 4pm, 6pm and 9.30pm on Monday 29 May in the Market Place, Newbury
To find out more information and to volunteer to be in the show please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ring Out has been developed at the Corn Exchange’s 101 Outdoor Art Creation Space, and is being performed as part of the Corn Exchange’s Outdoor Performance Programme, funded by Greenham Common Trust and Arts Council England. Ring Out has been commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music (OCM) and is part of PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial award and has received Arts Council England support. Additional performances are scheduled for Hull (City of Culture) and at London South Bank, and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
About Ray Lee:
Ray Lee is an artist who makes music that moves. Born out of a fascination for the invisible forces that surround us, his spectacular sound artworks have transfixed and delighted audiences the world over.
Ray brought his monumental work, Chorus, to Newbury in April 2013, drawing audiences in their thousands to Newbury’s Market Place to hear a celestial choir of spinning speaker cones sing their siren. Ring Out continues Ray Lee’s distinctive combination of sound and kinetic sculpture that pushes at the boundaries of street art.
About Corn Exchange (Trust) Newbury:
The Corn Exchange Trust manages three key spaces; the Corn Exchange which includes a 400 seat auditorium, a 40 seat independent cinema and thriving Kitchen & Bar; New Greenham Arts, a 120 seat black box studio and rehearsal space, 1000 square foot gallery, artist studios and workshop space; and 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space for the development of large-scale outdoor performances and residencies.
Core funded by key partners to deliver outstanding performances, and creating their own well respected work. The Corn Exchange Newbury is at the heart of a creative and cultural community; the arts centre is leading a vision for a vibrant district with more and more people involved in all of their activities. Getting local people engaged with their creative activities lies at the heart of what they do and they run a flourishing participation programme 'Get Involved'.
About 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space:
In 2014 the Corn Exchange Newbury opened 101 a unique dedicated outdoor arts creation space. Based on the former USAF Greenham Common site 101 hosts residencies by professional artists and companies, as well as developing its own outdoor work. 101 also runs programme of community engagement and professional development activities.
To find out more about 101 and our residency opportunities please visit the 101 website.
The Corn Exchange’s Outdoor Programme is supported by Greenham Common Trust and Arts Council England.