Presented by Helen Ottaway.
Music from all styles and period from local composer Helen Ottaway, 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.
Listen to Take Me to the River shows here.