LISTEN: Lachrymae sound and sculpture installation

Blue House Garden, The Bridge, Frome BA11 1AP

01373 473980
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Saturday 20 July 2019 – Sunday 21 July 2019
Opening Hours: 11am - 5pm

Live performance with the installation

by Jackdaws Songbirds led by Caroline Radcliffe
Sunday 21st July at 2pm and 4pm.

Part of LISTEN, a summer of sound art hosted by Black Swan Arts and curated by composer Helen Ottaway. Funded by Arts Council England.

Artmusic present Lachrymae, sound and sculpture inspired by a Greek myth in which girls are turned to trees and their tears to amber.  By composer Helen Ottaway, sound designer Alastair Goolden and artists Rowena Pearce and Tim Millar with violin: Anne Wood and voices: Melanie Pappenheim and Caroline Radcliffe.

Originally a gallery piece, the installation has been installed in a variety of outdoor locations since 2014 (Wandsworth Park, a remote woodland in Dorset for Inside Out Dorset and the Dutch Island of Terschelling for Oerol Festival).  This new version is the first created for a garden setting.


Based in Frome, Somerset, Artmusic was formed in 1999, by composer Helen Ottaway and arts administrator Steve Ehrlicher, to promote and produce collaborative work between artists from different disciplines and to foster relationships between the arts and other spheres. The organisation continues to build a repertoire of installation and performance pieces and is committed to exploring new environments and addressing new audiences in the presentation of its work.

Also open 27th and 28th July 11am - 5pm plus late opening 28th July 6 - 7.30pm.

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