Hannah Marshall – Clouds

Beautiful, spare and sensitive home recordings by cellist Hannah Marshall, who has treated us to so many special moments as a player at OTO over the years.

"Recordings made in a friends spare room on a half and full size cellos with re-tuned strings, not far from an open window on a quiet row of back gardens.

In some of the gaps you will hear the chair creak, the rain fall, the children at near by child-minders house. The slap and fall of strings, on fingers on wood.

In memory of Beth Hardisty. Rest In Peace."
- Hannah Marshall


Hannah Marshall - cello & recording


Artwork by Hannah Marshall

Artwork design by Oliver Barrett from a drawing by Hannah Marshall.


1 - Clearing 2 [06:00]
2 - Clearing 7 [02:12]
3 - Clearing 4 [04:39]
4 - Clearing 1 [04:33]
5 - Clearing 5 [01:06]
6 - Clearing 6 [03:08]

Hannah Marshall

Hannah Marshall is a cellist who is continuing to extract, invent, and exorcize as many sounds and emotional qualities from her instrument as she can. She has been a regular member of Alexander Hawkins’ Ensembles and has toured in Europe and South America with Luc Ex and Veryan Weston’s ensembles – SOL 6 & 12. She plays with ‘String Terrorists’ - Barrel (a trio with Violinist Alison Blunt & Violist/poet Ivor kallin). And has been invited by Fred Frith and Suichi Chino in their residencies at café Oto. She also plays with Terry Day, Tim Hodgkinson, Roger Turner, Paul May, Kay Grant, and the London Improvisers Orchestra.