Music for vertical spaces 

A new site-specific sound installation by Helen Ottaway

Our new installation is Inspired by the Nelson Staircase in Somerset House, London, and other beautiful and unusual staircases around the world.

Secret Staircase explores highs, lows, and movement up and down. Music and sound float in secret and hidden locations. Conceived and devised by Helen Ottaway, it features local musician Nick Sorensen and visuals by David Daniels.

Secret Staircase is an ‘echo’ of LISTEN, A Season of Sound Art, hosted by Black Swan Arts in 2019. The work was premiered as part of Frome Festival 2021 and is currently live at Fringe Arts Bath.

image by David Daniels

Secret Staircase at Fringe Arts Bath

In the summer, Secret Staircase was in Bath, part of an exhibition called ‘This is not a shop‘. ‘This is not a shop’ was at 5 Broad Street Bath and was a Fringe Arts Bath project. The exhibition ran from 24th July to 27th August 2021.

Secret Staircase at Frome Festival

We welcomed over 200 visitors to Secret Staircase during Frome Festival 2021.

Thanks to the festival and to all our wonderful partners and hosts: Black Swan ArtsSilk MillRISEFrome Town Council and St. John’s Church.