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Canberra-based songwriter and producer, Sebastian Field, is currently in a state of transformation. Where he once created expansive excursions into experimental songwriting, populated by polyrhythmic melodies and specular atmospheres, through the likes of his 2019 release ‘Picture Stone’, Field now finds himself focussed on abstractions and minimalism, through engagement in both electronic composition, and processed ambient guitar textures. The release of his 2021 sophomore album ‘Sandcandles’ saw this transformation flourish into fruition, as its textural, electronic landscapes populated by immersive fogs of ambience, skittering flourishes of plastic percussion and avant-garde vocal production brought a new Field to the fore. His new release ‘Prescients EP’ continues the trend as Field experiments further with minimalism, texture and tone, in a collection of electronic works that Field states ‘is a prequel to Sandcandles, that continues the hidden narrative’. To celebrate the launch of ‘Prescients EP’ through Provenance Collective, Field invites you to join him for an evening of processed ambient guitar textures, evocative of artists such as Benoit Pioulard and Taylor Deupree, that will seek to mirror Murphy’s motifs of translucence, reflection and illusionistic vignette.
With a rich and extensive background in Australian music, Sia Ahmad has been creating idiosyncratic sounds over the last decade and more. Using guitar, keyboard, voice and electronics, she works both as singer/composer and improviser when performing solo, as well as collaborative projects. She has released a diverse range of original music while also working on sound design for dance/theatre, installation pieces and contemporary chamber composition, inspired by 20th-century avant-classical works, Indian raga form and minimalist electronic music. Her latest release, Breather Loops, was released in February 2022 on the US based label Atlantic Rhythms. She has performed throughout Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and South Eastern Asia as a solo artist, and with acclaimed groups such as Sensaround, Spartak, Tangents and the Australian Art Orchestra.