Ray Lee presents ‘Chorus’ a s part of the b-side festival progress during 2016. ‘Chorus’ is an art installation
made up of large mobile sculptures with rotating loudspeakers to “emit circles of light and hypnotic sounds”. This large sound and light installation is co-presented by both b-side (#bside festival) and Activate (#Insideout Dorset Festival).
As the decades passed, various attempts have been made to emulate the effect using electronics. Many musicians have used the Univox Uni-Vibe, the Neo Ventilator and, as an example of a more recent musical effect package, the Hotone ROTO vintage rotary speaker effect pedal. Here in Weymouth, listening to the “Chorus”, one is struck by the whirling, droning effect (and the thought it may trigger tinnitus in susceptible listeners!) If you’ve not heard it, try to imagine a blend of ‘wonky’ hearing aid, mole-scarer and ‘rap’ music for whales. Quite unique and exciting as art installations go.
P.S. Note the special “non-glare” streetlights in the first photo – these were purchased by Council a few years back and it only took a year or so before shrouds had to be fitted to several of these because of complaints!