PRESS KIT: GEORGIA FIELDS WITH THE ANDROMEDA STRING QUARTET
Georgia Fields with The Andromeda String Quartet
New mini-album Afloat, Adrift out Friday 10 November 2017
Sonic shape-shifter Georgia Fields presents a wildly evocative chamber-folk experience on Afloat, Adrift: a stunning new mini-album recorded live with The Andromeda String Quartet (out Friday 10 November).
Produced and arranged by Fields, Afloat, Adrift conjures a landscape that is equal parts elegant and ethereal. Breaths between bows and creaks from the upright piano can be heard amongst the lush string arrangements, on what could be Fields’ most intimate and emotionally affecting vocal performance yet. Raw and visceral, yet sweeping with an old-world romance, Afloat, Adrift features new string quartet versions of material spanning her 10-year career.
In August earlier this year, Fields and Andromeda walked into Newmarket Studios in North Melbourne and tracked 7 songs in just over 5 hours. “It was such a thrill to record live", Georgia says. "There is that added pressure to get it right... but inversely there is a special kind of magic that materialises when you have a group of people assembled in the one place, reacting and resonating in real time."
The Andromeda String Quartet is: Natasha Conrau (violin), Ruby Paskas (violin), Susanna Ling (viola) and Charlotte Jacke (cello). As individuals they have performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Ring Orchestra and Australian Art Orchestra – to name a few. As an ensemble Andromeda has collaborated with Fields on stage for years, yet Afloat, Adrift is their first official recording; a celebration of their vivid live show.
Afloat, Adrift arrives a year after Fields’ celebrated second album Astral Debris, which was awarded four stars by The Age who declared, “Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor”. Produced with acclaimed electronic artist Tim Shiel (Spirit Level; Gotye; Bertie Blackman), Astral Debris received airplay on triple j, Double J, ABC National and community radio across the country. Fields’ debut self-titled album was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, being named Album of the Week for ABC National and Beat Magazine.
Afloat, Adrift TOUR:
Saturday 11 November – Kew Court House, Melbourne (more info)
Thursday 16 November – High Tea, Sydney (more info)
Friday 17 November – City Sounds, Brisbane
Sunday 26 November (matinee) – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Photographer: Tajette O'Halloran. Access high resolution images HERE. Additional exclusive photos available on request.
- Invited to perform at ACMI for the 'David Bowie Is...' exhibition 2015 with string quartet
- Melbourne Music Week 2013, live collaboration with string quintet from the the MSO
- Queenscliff Music Festival 2008 with 'Mini-Indie-Orchestra', and in 2011 on the main stage
- Apollo Bay Music Festival 2011 with 'Mini-Indie-Orchestra' on the main stage
- The Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Melbourne 2012 with string quartet *SOLD OUT*
- Appearance on national television 2011 (RocKwiz, SBS)
- St Kilda Festival 2007 and 2009
Behind the Scenes: Recording 'Afloat, Adrift' at Newmarket Studios
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