Mansfield is an album of 12 artists who have written and recorded settings of Katherine Mansfield's poetry, featuring:
Anna Coddington/Charlotte Yates/Julia Deans/The Bats/Godfrey de Grut feat. Tusiata Avia /Lawrence Arabia/Delaney Davidson/Mel Parsons/Lorina Harding/Lontalius/Will Ricketts & Toby Laing feat Louis Baker/French For Rabbits.
First single out 6 JAN 2020 The Wounded Bird by French For Rabbits. Available on bandcamp.
RNZ Interview 11 JAN 2020
RNZ Concert preview 26 JAN
Second single out 3 FEB 2020 Malade by Lawrence Arabia. Available on bandcamp.
RNZ Preview 12 FEB 2020
Album Released 20 FEB 2020 on Rhythmethod.co.nz /DRM.
Live concerts ( Mansfield - In Her Own Words) were held June 14 & 20 June 2021 in Wellington & Auckland.
Review + photography
26 February 2023 Mansfield In Her Own Words (unplugged), Hamilton Garden Arts Festival
20 May 2023 AUCKlAND WRITERS FESTIVAL
Turning Katherine's Poetry Into Song
21 May 2023 AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL
Honoured Writer True Story: My Mansfield
27 Oct 8pm 2023 TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL
Mansfield In Her Own Words Unplugged
Carrus Crystal Palace, Tauranga Waterfront
28 Oct 11.30am 2023 TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL
University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus
"To rejuvenate Mansfield’s poetry with music is an idea so perfect, a pairing so ideal, that it’s surprising such a project hasn’t been completed before. The artists featured showcase their many talents whilst showcasing the talents of our frequently known, oft-overlooked, New Zealand icon. 5 of 5 stars.' music.net.nz
Full track list:
To K.M. – Anna Coddington
Malade – Lawrence Arabia
Secret Flowers – Lontalius
There was a child once (XX) – Mel Parsons
Night-Scented Stock – Godfrey de Grut feat. Tusiata Avia
Sunset – Will Ricketts & Toby Laing feat. Louis Baker
The New Husband – Lorina Harding
Pic-Nic – Delaney Davidson
The Awakening River – Charlotte Yates (Mark Tierney Remix)
Sanary – The Bats
To L.H.B. – Julia Deans
The Wounded Bird – French For Rabbits