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Saturday 8 July 2023 at 7.30pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Vanessa Scammell conductor
Electric Fields
Alex Turley

About this performance

In 2022, award-winning electronic music duo Electric Fields (Zaachariaha Fielding, lead vocals, and Michael Ross, producer), made their orchestral debut featuring their original compositions and traditional inma songs with the MSO as part of NAIDOC week.

This year, Electric Fields return to Hamer Hall for a special encore performance that’s guaranteed to get the audience to their feet for the second year running.

The MSO and Electric Fields will perform the duo’s work with their music, including some new songs for this performance, arranged for orchestra by Alex Turley, MSO 2022 Cybec Young Composer in Residence.

This year has already seen Electric Fields perform We the People, the official theme song of the 2023 Sydney World Pride to a crowd of 20,000 people at the Opening Concert at the Domain in Sydney.

The duo’s music, described as ‘emotionally moving and breathtaking’, combines pop, soul and electronica with intimate storytelling. Zaachariaha's extraordinary vocals often include the traditional languages of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people as Z channels a performance unlike any other.

“We are so honoured to perform again with the MSO, sharing our music with the deep textures of the orchestra. The performance will include our pop compositions, along with traditional songs drawing through the root systems of Zaachariaha’s community, creating a sonic landscape from the desert sands.”

-Michael Ross

Electric Fields have lit it up at massive shows across Australia and internationally, including Splendour in The Grass, Golden Plains, VIVID, Groovin the Moo and the Spotify Front Left showcase. They’ve notched six National Live Music Awards (including two wins for Fielding for Best Voice and Best Live Act) and were finalists for the ARIA Award for Best Live Act.

Duration: approx. one hour, no interval

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Proudly presented by MSO Major NAIDOC Week Partner, Equity Trustees.

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Production support provided by MSO Major Partner, Norwest.

With special thanks to the Ullmer Family Foundation: First Nations Emerging Artist Program and Members of the MSO First Nations Giving Circle

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