press kit: georgia Fields with the andromeda string quartet
Georgia Fields, Melbourne’s favourite chameleon of pop, presents a wildly evocative chamber-folk experience as she collaborates with The Andromeda Quartet.
This adventurous collision of worlds sees Fields’ unmistakable pop charm combine with Andromeda’s artfully pristine string accompaniment in an astonishing live show that is equal parts elegant and ethereal. Fields’ imaginative string arrangements are matched only by her virtuosity as a vocalist - swiftly darting from goose-bump intimate to a commanding, war-cry wail.
Fields and Andromeda are preparing to release a new, 7-track mini-album. ‘Afloat, Adrift’ is a stunning retrospective of Fields' decade-long career, recorded live with the Andromeda Quartet at Newmarket Studios, and mixed by Callum Barter (Courtney Barnett; Saskwatch; You Am I; Sampha). 'Afloat, Adrift' is due for release on Friday 10 November 2017, followed by an east-coast Australian tour.
The Andromeda Quartet is: Natasha Conrau (violin); Ruby Paskas (violin); Susanna Ling (viola); Charlotte Jacke ('cello).
Georgia's second full-length album Astral Debris (2016) was awarded four stars by The Age, who declared, “Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor”. The Herald Sun jumped on the bandwagon, lauding Astral Debris as “her finest, most expansive work yet”. Ambitious, boldly orchestrated and emotionally rich, Astral Debris received airplay on Double J, triple j, ABC National and community radio across the country.
As well as a solo artist, Fields has worked behind-the-scenes for years as a string arranger, creating orchestral accompaniment for some of Australia’s most esteemed artists – including ARIA-award winning vocalist Anthony Callea, triple j darling Olympia, and country-soul goddess Suzannah Espie. In 2016 Fields made her debut as film composer with her original score for feature-length documentary Winter at Westbeth (dir. Rohan Spong).
Fields first made her mark on the Melbourne music scene back in 2007 with her debut EP ‘Drama on the High Seas of Emotion’, which peaked at #4 on the triple j Unearthed charts. A string of festival shows followed, and in 2010 she released her first full-length album, featuring lush orchestral arrangements and a 15-piece ensemble of strings, brass, woodwind, and tuned percussion. The critically acclaimed self-titled LP was named ‘Album of the Week’ for ABC Radio National and Beat Magazine.
Georgia Fields performance highlights:
- Queenscliff Music Festival (main stage) 2011
- Apollo Bay Music Festival (main stage) 2011
- RocKwiz (SBS TV) 2011
- St Kilda Festival (Palais Theatre) 2007
- The Famous Spiegeltent (Arts Centre Melbourne) 2012. *Sold out*
- ACMI (with string quartet for the 'David Bowie Is...' exhibition) 2015
- Melbourne Music Week (with string quintet) 2013
Behind the Scenes: Recording 'Afloat, Adrift' at Newmarket Studios
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