Paris Transatlantic Magazine, The Wire, Signal to Noise
Emails, he wrote the liner notes for my CD Samuel and interviewed me for that.
From the Diary of Dog Drexel, Beckett
Favors the avant-garde.
Ludicrously qualified, skilled writer, honest. 5 upturned noses.
Fine violinist, composer, and improviser, Masters degree in music. 5 upturned noses.
5 upturned noses.
Theres little direct correlation that I can find between the albums five tracks and the Beckett works they take their titles from Breath, Play, Come And Go, What Where and Rockaby (all plays as it turns out) but dig a bit deeper and the similarities begin to appear. One of the reasons Becketts oeuvre has consistently fascinated musicians is its sheer musicality: a constant sense of play between micro and macro form, a concern for motive, idea, development, coupled with a wicked ear and subtle sense of humour. And thats exactly what Fields is working with here. Sometimes the pieces are as ferociously determined as the monologue that propels The Unnamable to its unforgettable conclusion ("I cant go on, Ill go on"), sometimes they appear to slump into the ditch at the side of the road like Watt.