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The Hub to present the ‘Chorus’ one of the highlights if this year’s IF Festival

MPMC IF Festival Hub

MPMC IF Festival Hub

The Hub has announced its partnership with IF: Milton Keynes International Festival for 2014. It will be one of three host venues for one of the highlights of the Festival ‘Chorus’ - a sound and light installation by renowned artist and composer, Ray Lee, who won the British Composer of the Year 2012 for Sonic Art. It features an impressive series of giant metal tripods with rotating arms which tower above the audience. At the end of each arm loudspeakers emit a pulsating, harmonic sound and lights create the effect of a whirling swarm of fireflies, or planets in motion. These intersecting lights trace rings above the heads of the audience, while the combined chorus of the spinning speakers creates a cohesive harmonious whole that is both transfixing and uplifting.

Ray Lee, who is fascinated by invisible forces such as magnetism, uses technology in unique ways to create his inspiring works. The presentation of ‘Chorus’ in Milton Keynes, sponsored by the Open University, a supporter of the arts and a world leader in developing technology to increase access to education on a global scale.

The ‘Chorus’ tripods will be located in three different sites in Central Milton Keynes, and will be coming to The Hub, on Wednesday, July 23; 12noon - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm and 9.30pm - 10.30pm. Attendance is free.

Simon Spavins, spokesman for Broadoak Management, which manages The Hub, said: “The International Festival has cemented itself as a cornerstone of the arts and cultural world within Milton Keynes, and as The Hub is located at the very heart of the city, we wanted to show our support by playing host to this spectacular installation in July. It should present a mesmerising sight and sound experience for the public to come and visit.”

 

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