The second edition of Music on the Hill’s ‘The Cocoon Project’ welcomes Melbourne’s Georgia Fields – an accomplished singer, songwriter and string arranger – back to MOTH on Friday 2 April.
Georgia is all set to perform some new songs that she completed, or commenced, during lockdown. “I wrote one complete song,” Georgia details. “The rest are songs that I started during lockdown, but just wasn’t in the headspace to complete.” Since restrictions have lifted, Georgia admits she’s felt more inspired creatively through “being able to reconnect with [her] guitar”, playing some residencies and live shows. With these half-finished songs also now nearing completion, Georgia has an abundance of material and is working towards recording a new album this year.
As the mother of two young children, Georgia says her lockdown experience “was very much under the umbrella of [her] duties as a mum”. Which leads us to another project that Georgia mulled over during lockdown. “I know there’s radio shows or podcasts that talk about what it’s like to be an artist and a mum, or a musician and a mum, and how challenging that is. The conversation is important, but what I want to explore is how we put this into action.”
Pending grant approval, Georgia hopes to create a website that will serve as an online resource to help mothers maintain sustainable careers in the arts. “I realise now that I’m a better mum when I also have time to myself to make things,” she laughs.
Georgia plays Music on the Hill (MOTH) at ‘The Shed’ at The Pig and Whistle, Main Ridge on Friday 2 April (Good Friday). Tickets available here.
‘The Cocoon Project’ is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.