A collaborative project helmed by interdisciplinary artist Stuart Hyatt, Field Works makes music out of recordings of natural phenomena and soundscapes captured at a particular time and location. Participants have included dozens of notable experimental, electronic, and indie musicians, including Mary Lattimore, Dan Deacon, Juana Molina, Matmos, and Eluvium. The project has produced books, installations, and site-specific performances, as well as album releases such as 2021's Cedars, a song cycle about the earth's forests combining Arabic-language poetry with cosmic Americana.
Stuart Hyatt is based in Indianapolis. He first received acclaim for his 2005 album The Clouds, a set of gospel songs he composed that were performed by local choirs and amateur singers in Sumter County, Alabama. The release featured handmade corrugated cardboard ... Read Full Biography