Andrew Tuttle

Brisbane, Australia

BIGSOUND Festival

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Hello! I’m playing BIGSOUND Festival in Brisbane next week with heaps of other acts. I’m playing at the Press Club on Wednesday 7 September from 8:10pm – 8:40pm. Tickets here. Here’s a handy Tutty specific FB event with all related info because hey I like to help out? Lookit?

Have had a splendid time this financial year so far (cool guy alert!) playing a few solo shows at The Bearded Lady, The Triffid, Woolly Mammoth and The Milk Factory. Thanks heaps to Avantwhatever, Aether Sessions and HellosQuare for organising some of these shows and to Jason Lescalleet, Adam Sussmann/Tim Green, Ghost Notes, Death Tourism, theseashallnothavethem, Sensaround and Feet Teeth for being so wonderful to share lineups with.

Here’s a video of me playing last week as well, on Facebook so I can’t embed it? Anyway lookit?

Also had a fun time playing bass in my friend Adam’s obsolete software punk/new wave band Future Shocks. Fun shows at The Haunt (with Scraps, Bent, Extra Foxx; ‘tasteful’ nudes on the walls) and Trainspotters (with Witch Hats, Thigh Master, Deck In The Pit; Bledisloe Cup on the walls until it was good and ready to finish it seemed?) and it was an absolute ball playing music with Adam, Ili, Scotty and Scott. Until next time that we’re all on the same continent!

Seasonal Adjustment

A few shows coming up in Brisbane in the coming weeks if you’re around.

  • Sun 28.08.2016: ÆTHER Sessions @ Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane. with Ghost Notes + Death Tourism + theseashallnothavethem. 7pm, $10. Facebook event.
  • Thu 01.09.2016: The Milk Factory, Brisbane. with Sensaround (Canberra) + Feet Teeth. Facebook event.
  • Wed 07.09.2016: BIGSOUND Festival, Brisbane. The Press Club stage, 8:10pm – 8:40pm. Tickets here. Also playing are 100% + A.D.K.O.B + Braille Face + Corin + FOREVR + GL + I Heart Hiroshima + KUČKA + Lucianblonkamp + Rainbow Chan + Rebel Yell + Sparkspitter + Telling + Terrible Truths + Thigh Master + Tiny Little Houses + ++++ more. Facebook event.

I’m also playing bass for an expanded five piece band of Future Shocks, the ‘obsolete software punk’ solo act of my friend Adam Scott (Undead Apes, Eat Laser Scumbag!, The Fancy Boys). Two shows only whilst Adam is back in Brisbane in between running a boutique hotel in Siem Reap. Details on the performances page of this here website.

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Transitory Adaptations

Hello! It was my birthday the other day, since it has been such a lovely year so far I thought I’d give a present to all of you! That’s how it works, right?

Below is some information on Transitory Adaptations, a free download mixtape. Have a listen, and if you’re in Brisbane come say hi at upcoming shows on July 10 (The Bearded Lady, supporting Jason Lescalleet for an Avantwhatever festival sideshow), August 7 (The Triffid, 3x sets!), August 28 (Aether sessions @ Woolly Mammoth), September 1 (The Milk Factory, supporting Sensaround) and at BIGSOUND festival on September 7?

Transitory Adaptations is a ‘mixtape’ companion of Fantasy League (emporium.room40.org/products/567267-andrew-tuttle-fantasy-league), Brisbane musician Andrew Tuttle’s (www.andrewtuttle.com.au) second full-length album.

Released in March 2016 on Room40’s Someone Good imprint, Fantasy League is an instrumental sonic convergence of improvisation and composition; and electronic and acoustic tones performed on instrumentation including computer, banjo, synthesiser and acoustic guitar.

Transitory Adaptations threads together improvisations recorded, edited and mixed by Tuttle whilst touring Europe in April 2016, prior to a residency at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm.

An alternate version of Transitory Adaptations was broadcast on Resonance Extra’s ‘Out From Under’ program in May 2016.

Europe thanks and Out From Under

Well, hello!

Firstly, thanks so much to everyone who made my European visit so spectacular. First and foremost to the wonderful staff at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm for their friendliness and amazing studio – and to Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Queensland for their funding assistance. Also a massive thanks to everyone who made my shows in Lausanne, London, Berlin, Basel and Milan so enjoyable. Hope to be back in late 2016/early 2017?

A bit of other news as well…

In April I sat down with Stu Buchanan (New Weird Australia, W00d & Wire, Provenance) for an interview for Stu’s Out From Under program on Resonance Extra. Details on the interview and a mix of new music are below. The interview and Transitory Adaptations mix are available here.

“In this episode of Out From Under Andrew discusses the inherent tension in his work and his relationship with his home city of Brisbane. In the second half, we hear an exclusive new recording from Andrew, titled Transitory Adaptations – a mixtape of edited improvisations created while on the road in Europe, recorded in hotel rooms in Lausanne and Berlin and on a train from Berlin to Basel in April 2016.”

As for other happenings, there’s some intermittent live performances coming up in Australia. I’m playing at Monash University of Modern Art (MUMA) in Melbourne on 18 June, with the wonderful John Chantler. More info here. A free, afternoon show – how delightfully civilised!

I’m also playing my first hometown Brisbane show for ages in July, supporting Jason Lescalleet (USA). Keep an eye out on the performances page for more info. Won’t be doing too many Brisbane shows this year so this one is one to look out for.

Fantasy League – Europe tour

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Hello! My new album Fantasy League has been out for just over a month now (released 18 March), so I thought I’d share some press and tour dates. Thanks for all the support!

EUROPE TOUR

Andrew Tuttle, based in Brisbane, Australia; creates sounds that explore the relationship between electronics and acoustics. Tuttle’s synthesis of electronic/acoustic instrumentation and genre, and improvisation/composition is performed on instrumentation including computer, banjo, synthesiser and acoustic guitar.

Following the release of his second album Fantasy League on Room40‘s Someone Good imprint on 18 March and prior to a residency at Ems Stockholm in May 2016, Tuttle will be performing select dates in Europe in April-May 2016.

Tour facebook event.
* 23.04.2016: Le Bourg, Lausanne (Switzerland): supporting Daniel Bachman (USA). 9:30pm, 12CHF.
* 27.04.2016: Café OTO, London (United Kingdom). with Chris Rainier + Lisa Busby. 8pm, £8 (door), £6 (presale), £4 (members). Presented by Sonic Masala.
* 28.04.2016: Madame Claude Berlin, Berlin (Germany). with Katastrophia + DJ Burkina Phaser. 9pm, donation entry.
* 29.04.2016: HeK – Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, Basel (Switzerland). with Lumisokea (DE/IT). 8:30pm, 18/15CHF.
* 03.05.2016: SOTTO La Sacrestia, Milan (Italy). with Wixtes (FR). 9:30pm. price TBA. Presented by Plunge.

 

SELECTED PRESS

* AllMusic – 9/10: “His tones are sharp but rarely abrasive, and he applies a stunning array of effects and filters while retaining the music’s earthly, human qualities.”
* Flush The Fashion – 8/10 “Andrew’s album is one of these creative passports that will take you to new places that you never knew existed. That’s not a bad start to the week, or the rest of your life.”
* ATTN: “15 seconds into Fantasy League – the latest album by Australian composer Andrew Tuttle – a banjo springs into the frame, dancing jubilantly atop a slow-swelling drone, swaying over the synthesiser haze like plant life indulging a summer breeze.”
* Cyclic Defrost: “It is as close to an electronic ideal as you can one might expect.”
* Boomkat: “Curious mixture of dusty country banjo twang, drone and creamy kosmische with a sun-baked antipodean sensibility.”
* Sonic Masala: “Fantasy League aims to capture the listener in a phantasmagoria that calms and enraptures, beguiles and bewitches.”
* Sound Doctrine: “Whorls of guitar are overcome by droning rhythms, to be overtaken by thundering organs or fluttering electronic blips.”
* Textura: “that extra dimension also helps give Fantasy League an individuating character that sets it apart from recordings whose soundworld is exclusively synthesizer-rooted”
* 4ZZZ: “The timbres and melodies are constantly changing and shifting in this bluegrasstronic collage”
* ToneDeaf/AMRAP: “Fantasy League is the new album from Brisbane-based producer Andrew Tuttle and it’s his best realisation yet for his intoxicating blend of modular synth melodies, folk guitar and banjo.”
* The Formant: “Tuttle’s synthetic folk sees a lazy-summer night’s banjo bounce over the subtly orchestrated drones and feedback” (theformant.info/room-40-revives-someone-good/)
* Ambient Blog: “The weird contradiction between (broken) retro technique in a future society in Gilliam’s Brazil is, in a way, also reflected in (Andrew) Tuttle‘s blend of acoustic and electronic instruments”
* Tinnitus Not Tinea: “Andrew Tuttle’s “Registration” is a pleasingly subtle ambient landscape spearheading by a similarly pleasing finger-plucked banjo line”
* Other language reviews – Rockerilla (Italy), Music Won’t Save You (Italy), Carnage (Italy), Amusio (Germany), Nowa Muzyka (Poland)
* A-Musik CD recommendation, April 2016.
* Feature album on 2SER, RTR, PBS radio; rotation on triple j unearthed.
* Airplay in Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Czechia, Luxembourg.

Fantasy League

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Hello! I have a new album out on March 18. It is titled Fantasy League, and it’ll be released on CD and digital on the wonderful Someone Good label (Room40‘s avant-pop imprint). Legends Cyclic Defrost shared the first video, titled Registration.

You can preorder it now from the Room40 store for some super special bargains!


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/153641947″>Andrew Tuttle – Registration</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user5808120″>ROOM40</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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I’ll be launching my forthcoming album Fantasy League (out 18 March on Room40‘s avant-pop imprint Someone Good) at a very special show in Brisbane on March 12. More info here!

(also, more news on the album even sooner, and EU tour dates soon too…)

2015 wrap up

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In the early days of 2016, thought I’d wrap up my 2015 on here! A really enjoyable and satisfying year.

Probably the biggest highlight for me was releasing my debut solo album Slowcation, on Room40‘s A Guide To Saints imprint. Limited physical copies still remaining at the Room40 store. You can also stream it below.

Thanks again to Lawrence English for releasing it, M.C Schmidt (Matmos) and Christopher Fleeger for contributing to it, to everyone who wrote about it or played it; and to everyone who listened!

Thoroughly enjoyed performing during 2015, with Slowcation launches in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Gold Coast; as well as other Brisbane performances throughout 2015. Live collaborations with Early Universe, Pale Earth and Zinia Chan were all wonderful as well!

Another personal highlight was the release of The Cerebral City, a short film I scored for fantastic American director John Moody. The film received several awards in the USA, an honour to be part of it!

2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year, with the release of my second album (more info soon…) in March and a Europe tour/two week residency at ElektronMusikStudio (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden in April/May.

Summer Tuttin’

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More info here.

New music – Mixtape I

Here’s some reissued music! Available as download and limited edition CDR…

Mixtape 1 brings together three archival collage style pieces by Brisbane, Australia based musician Andrew Tuttle into the physical realm for the first time.

Released in an extremely limited, hand assembled run of 50 CDs as well as a ‘pay what you like’ digital edition, throughout its three tracks ‘Mixtape 1’ explores themes of summer pleasantries, domestic bliss, intense subtropical weather, radical agitation, spatial tension and overall redemption.

BickLack is a heavily edited version of an hour long ‘mixtape’ piece created for Zed Digital’s (4ZZZ FM) ‘Back Lick’ program in March 2013. Recorded in Brisbane; January-March 2013 (with a guitar excerpt recorded at Ryman Auditorium song booth studio, Nashville, TN; September 2012).

4064, Rezoned is based on a commission by Darwin based creative producer Britt Guy; and performed live over two nights at Brisbane’s Metro Arts in December 2013. This version of 4064, Rezoned was recorded in Brisbane, February 2014 for the Ears Have Ears program on Sydney, Australia’s FBi radio.

…from soapbox to Senate is a ‘single’ created from live performances, edited improvisations and on-site field recordings of a work by the same name at Boggo Road Gaol in November 2014. …from soapbox to Senate was the result of an invitation by OtherFilm to create a work to present at their Institutional Capture festival.