Scott Fields String Feartet

Bandname

Name

Scott Fields String Feartet

Mitglieder

Axel Linder
Vincent Royer
Elisabeth Fügemann
Scott Fields

Ort

Köln

Bundesland

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Genre

Jazz/Experimental

Label

Between the Lines

Fördergegenstand

Produktion
PR und Marketing
Tour

Förderrunde

Runde 22 (2013)

Website

www.scottfields.com

Kontakt

scottfields(at)scottfields.com

Booker

scottfields(at)scottfields.com

Tourdaten

www.scottfields.com/events.html

Presseinfo

As a teenager in Chicago Scott Fields played guitar, sang, and wrote songs for rock and blues bands. Early on, however, he became interested in New Music and avant-garde jazz, largely by exposure to musicians who were active in the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music, which was centered in the south-side neighborhood in which Fields was born and raised. At the age of 17 Fields formed the trio Life Rhythms, in which he played guitar, tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, and sundry percussion. Two years later the group disbanded. For the next few years Fields freelanced but did not play in any fixed ensembles. Then he stopped performing entirely and moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he took classes in composition and music theory at the University of Wisconsin and studied classical guitar with George Lindquist and Javier Calderon and jazz guitar with Carl Michel and Roger Brotherhood.

Years later Fields resumed working as a musician full time. Since then, as leader of his own ensembles and as a sideman, Fields has toured throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has also released 26 CDs as a leader. In 2004 Fields relocated to Cologne, Germany. Fields focuses on two aspects of music composition and performance. One focus has been creating structures that blur the dichotomy between notated and improvised music.  The other has been developing new total and rhythmic organizations for notated and improvised music. His most frequent settings as a composer and performer include the Scott Fields Feartet (a string quartet in which electric guitar replaces one of the violins), an acoustic guitar duo with Elliott Sharp, a classical guitar and theorbo duo with Stephan Rath, a duo with saxophonist Matthias Schubert, the Scott Fields Freetet, (a free-jazz trio), and the Scott Fields Ensemble (which presents instrumental versions of Samuel Beckett plays). When logistics allow Fields presents his modular compositions with the ad hoc Scott Fields Large Ensemble.

 
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