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FromeFM presenter featured in Frome Life magazine

helen pianoFromeFM presenter and local composer Helen Ottaway is featured in the December issue of Frome Life magazine.

Helen presents the show ‘Take me to the River’ which features music from all styles and periods, linked by the theme of the river and its water, flowing from source to sea.
As a composer, Helen has worked with John Cage and appeared in Peter Greenaway’s film about him for Channel 4. As pianist and keyboard player she was a founder member of the new music group Regular Music with whom she has toured and recorded extensively in the UK and abroad.

Helen’s many commissions include BBC2 (title and incidental music for the documentary ‘The River’, 1999); Bath Film Festival (Rain / String Quartet No. 2 to accompany the silent film ‘Regen’, 2003) and Frome Festival (harpsichord works for 2005 and 2006). In March 2007 she led a major educational project in Frome (It’s a String Thing!) working with 150 local young string players.  Helen was also commissioned to write a piece for ‘Home in Frome’ at the 2010 Frome festival.

After a sabbatical, Helen is now back on FromeFM with more watery music. Listen to Take me to the River on Sunday 6th February at 4:30pm or go the programmes > music > Take me to the River to listen again or subscribe to the podcast