Black Swan Arts

01373 473980
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Saturday 20 July 2019 – Sunday 01 September 2019
Opening Hours: 10am-4pm


Sound Art Festival
Friday 19 July, 6–8pm

Black Swan Arts is hosting an ambitious programme of beautiful and intriguing art that is inspired by and uses sound in many forms. LISTEN will take place in and around Black Swan Arts and in other public and private spaces in Frome. The season will include exhibitions, installations, workshops, performances, sound walks and talks.

At Black Swan Arts, Michael Collier and Bennett Hogg’s ‘Singing the World: The Dawn Chorus’ will feature music and prints inspired by birdsong, and David Daniels’ ‘Music Wanting to be Played’.

As well as curating LISTEN, composer Helen Ottaway will be contributing to Artmusic’s installation ‘Lachrymae’ in the Blue House garden.

Award-winning British composer/performer Errollyn Wallen will present a concert at Christ Church.

At the Silk Mill, visitors will be able to enjoy electronic music sets from Scanner (AKA Robin Rimbaud) and Joseph Hyde.

A series of talks and discussions will showcase artists including Jem Finer, Michael Ormiston, Nick Sorensen and Jane Pitt.

LISTEN will also feature a stream of ad hoc and pop-up events, including sound walks by Satsymph and Poetry in Motion, a rig of instruments made from recycled materials, musicians playing their responses to graphic art notation, DJ sessions in the Black Swan Arts courtyard and film screenings of fascinating sound and visual work from across the world.

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