Georgia Fields - Artist Support Materials
for application to the Australia Council
Georgia Fields’ postcard-perfect pop combines the astral with the ordinary, earning her a reputation as one of Melbourne’s brightest independent singer-songwriters.
In her eclectic, decade-long career to date, the indie-orchestral chameleon has played hundreds of shows – from live art installations in shop front windows (Northern Exposure Festival 2012), to performing with a string section from the MSO (Melbourne Music Week 2013).
Most recently Fields worked with celebrated electronic producer Tim Shiel (Gotye; Bertie Blackman; Telling) on her much acclaimed second album Astral Debris, released September 2016 via MGM. Ambitious, boldly orchestrated and emotionally rich, the record was awarded 4 stars in The Age and lauded by the Herald Sun as “her finest, most expansive work yet.”
Fields first made her mark on the Melbourne music scene in 2007, with her independently released EP Drama on the High Seas of Emotion. Each cover was hand-made from a vintage Little Golden Book, and Fields soon sold out of three re-pressings. In 2010 Fields was awarded a grant from Creative Victoria to produce her first full-length album, featuring a 15-piece ensemble of strings, brass, woodwind, tuned percussion. The self-titled Georgia Fields LP was released to critical acclaim, being named Album of the Week for ABC Radio National and Melbourne’s Beat Magazine. The album tour culminated with a performance on the main stage of the Queenscliff Music Festival, where she sang a duet with grunge pioneer Kim Salmon for the RocKwiz live spectacular.
As a composer, Fields has written string arrangements for many esteemed Australian artists, including ARIA-award winning vocalist Anthony Callea, Triple J darling Olympia, and country-soul goddess Suzannah Espie. In 2014 Fields re-imagined David Bowie's seminal Ziggy Stardust album for string quartet and voice, and was subsequently invited to perform her visionary re-working at ACMI's 'David Bowie Is...' exhibition, on tour from the V&A in London.
In 2016 Fields wrote her first original film score for feature-length documentary Winter at Westbeth (Unicorn Films), which screened at Sydney Film Festival, MIFF and the prestigious DOC NYC festival. Directed by award-winning cinematic storyteller Rohan Spong, the film chronicles a year in the lives of three elderly yet vibrant artists co-residing at Westbeth Artist Housing in New York City. Screen Daily UK heralded Winter at Westbeth as “life-affirming”, declaring that “first-time film composer Georgia Fields’ score is similarly sweeping yet delicate”.
A confident and engaging public speaker, Fields has delivered keynote addresses at several Face The Music industry conferences (2010, 2011, 2013). Over the years she has delivered many group songwriting workshops for young and emerging artists through not-for-profit arts organisation The Push, where she was also a music industry mentor for singer-songwriter Nicolette Forte in 2012.
Fields was a panelist and songwriting mentor at the Telstra 'Road to Discovery' Boot Camp in 2014, alongside Ella Hooper, Charles Jenkins, Kavyen Temperley (Eskimo Joe) and Andy Bull. She has been a guest lecturer at NMIT, RMIT and the Victorian College of the Arts, where she is currently employed as a private composition mentor for three under-grad students.
Previously awarded grants include: New Work (Creative Victoria, 2010); Grand Grants (Deakin Uni Arts Participation Incubator, 2013); ArtStart (Australia Council, 2013), after graduating with a Bachelor of Music Industry from NMIT.
Georgia Fields is currently collaborating with Italian-born, LA-based artist The Bloody Beetroots on a track for his forthcoming record, and writing new material for her third album.
Selected Audio / Visual Material
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