Mash CD004-2 A boy leaves home


Susanna Ferrar

Susanna Ferrar, violin, vocals, feet, motorbike; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone on tracks 1, 8 and 12; Sylvia Hallett, violin on tracks 5, 7 and 10; Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophone, voice on tracks 9 and 10; Dickon Tolson, solo voice track 3.

  1. Oak, ash and thorn (05.01)
  2. Split-splat willow (3 little pieces) (03.17)
  3. "...that's how much it weighs" (01.00); recorded at home (London N16, 1980)
  4. Trudi's hen-night (04.43); recorded 15 September 1994, The Queen's Arms, Penton St, London N1
  5. Ho [Scherzo] (01.46)
  6. Indoors/outdoors (02.16); Indoors recorded on 6 August 1994 at Napier Ct., London SW6; Outdoors summer 1991 in London N16
  7. Art music [Minuet & trio] (03.24)
  8. Hares (04.08)
  9. She moves through the fair (03.54); Aeroplane recorded 31 July 1994, Worstead, Norfolk; seagulls, recorded 2 August 1994 Union Canal, London NW1
  10. Shenandoah (06.08)
  11. Hinemoa [Women of Ireland] (06.24); recorded 21 August 1992 at LMC Concert, London
  12. Flowers of the mountain (04.03)
  13. My father's house (08.53); recorded 25 September 1994, St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington
Recorded (mostly) at The Steamrooms Studios, around spring 1995; other locations and dates as indicated.

Cover (reproduced above) childhood painting probably by Susanna, possibly by her brother Hugh Ferrar.


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