Melbourne’s favourite chameleon of pop Georgia Fields is laying herself bare with a rare and intimate performance at the Northcote Uniting Church on Saturday 4 March.
Accompanied only by her string quartet, Fields invites you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural acoustics of the chapel as she presents brand new ‘strings only’ arrangements of songs spanning her 10-year career – from her 2007 debut EP to 2016’s Astral Debris, which was lauded by The Herald Sun as “her finest, most expansive work yet”.
Fans can also expect a few surprise tracks from Fields’ visionary reworking of Bowie’s seminal Ziggy Stardust album, in which she re-orchestrated the entire glam-rock classic for string quartet and voice.
Support comes from Anna Cordell, whose haunting noir-folk hovers in the spaces between light and dark. Her intricate nylon and electric guitar style and charmingly unaffected vocal delivery have earned her fans across Australia, from Archie Roach to Double J's Caz Tran, who says "this song comes from a patient and knowing heart and will stir a yearning in yours."
*** This is an all ages event. Tickets are $20+bf via Eventbrite, and booking is encouraged as there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. There is a special concession price of $10+bf for under 16s. ***
Aside from producing her own work, Fields has composed string arrangements for a number of Australian luminaries – from triple j darling Olympia, to ARIA-award-winning vocalist Anthony Callea.
In 2016, Fields composed her first film score for feature-length documentary Winter at Westbeth (dir. Rohan Spong), which screened at Sydney Film Festival, MIFF, ACMI and the prestigious DOC NYC festival.
This concert will see Fields' inspired string arrangements and affecting vocal delivery take centre stage. Known for her immersive, other-worldly performance experiences, this is one Georgia Fields show not to miss.
“Plain-speaking love songs swelling with strings to make George Martin weep.” – The Age
“Intelligent, seductive and touched delicately by a gracefully- and vividly-blooming magic.” – Autumn Roses, US music blog
“First-time film composer Georgia Fields’ score was similarly sweeping yet delicate.” – Screen Daily UK