Andrew Tuttle

Brisbane, Australia

The Cerebral City

In mid-2014, American director and film whiz John Moody invited me to create a score for The Cerebral City, a ten minute documentary short film exploring the changing and fascinating cityscape of Melbourne. It was an absolute pleasure to create and adapt sounds for such a well directed and beautifully shot film, and I’m stoked to see the release.

The Cerebral City is out now, take a look on vimeo below!

the cerebral city from John Moody on Vimeo.

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Selections and reflections

So I really should update the posts more on here! All the other information is updated here… but the front page, well that would make too much sense.

The last couple of months have been busy with Slowcation happenings, with launch shows being enjoyable, receiving solid airplay including playlisting/charting with 4ZZZ and RTR, and some nice press rolling out, including:

Sonic Masala: “…on Slowcation there is a innate confidence in his efforts to splice and reorder sonic structures entwined with a subversive joy in overlaying bucolic whimsy and happenstance over synthetic currents that sets this above and beyond what he has put to tape in the past.”

Cyclic Defrost: “Tuttle is interested in the mechanical. In repetitive rhythmic electronics, but also in waves of sound, in attack and decay. It’s seduction and experimentation hand in hand, It’s a collage of overlay, not sharp edits and Slowcation is a fascinating, beguiling boundary pushing sensory experience.”

TheMusic: “With washed-out sonic hums, episodes of spritely electronic melodies and even a banjo that gracefully alludes to Deep South bluesy folk without sticking out like the sore-thumb instrument it can often be, the Brisbane muso has created a lovely, wandering guide for contemplation.”

4ZZZ: “Fans can certainly predict the dreamy timbres we have all come to know and love from Tuttle, with hyper-tonality and euphamdoria becoming his trademark as an artist.”

Cyclic Defrost also interviewed me about ten influential records in their Cyclic Selects section, check out the interview if you’re up for a bit of a longer read.

 

In show news, I’m playing my first Gold Coast show since the Anonymeye days at The Walls in Miami on 21 June for their Banana Sunday series… looking forward to it! More info on that here. Looking to make it over to Adelaide in August for a few shows, and we’ll see what else comes up too!

Slowcation

Hello!

I am super excited to finally share with you the details of Slowcation, my new solo edition for the wonderful A Guide To Saints label (Heinz Riegler, Pale Earth, Primitive Motion, Rangefinder, Thomas William vs Marcus Whale, et al) – Room40‘s fantastic sibling tape imprint.

Slowcation reflects my ongoing interest in exploring the relationship between instrumentation, structure and genre within acoustic instrumentation, synthesis and signal processing. These eight audio sketches, derived from chance happenings, heavy edits and ongoing sonic adventures, reflect my understanding of the dynamics of the computer, guitar, synthesiser, banjo and external environment in my work. Slowcation features guest performances from M.C Schmidt (Matmos) and Christopher Fleeger, and was mastered by Lawrence English (Room40).

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Super pleased to give you a sneak listen of the first ‘single’ from Slowcation, Post Meridiem Construction, ahead of an official premiere on the wonderful Sonic Masala. This track came out of a wonderful time I had in Baltimore last year, making music with the lovely Martin and Drew of Matmos and other friends. Matmos have been a massive inspiration to me for many years so it was great to spend some quality time and find something nice in our sonic explorations – Martin played acoustic guitar on the track. By the way, the new M.C Schmidt solo album is great and you should buy it – whilst picking up Slowcation from the Room40 store of course!

I’m sure I’ve not at all subtly mentioned this, but I highly recommend picking up Slowcation on limited edition cassette (with digital edition) and digital from A Guide To Saints via the Room40 store – here’s the link again!

A reminder that I will be launching Slowcation in Australia in April/May, on 23 April in Brisbane, 3 May in Sydney and 4 May in Melbourne. More info via the performances page.

East Coast tour

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Forthcoming in late April and early May, a few shows along the Australian east coast to launch my forthcoming Slowcation edition (CS/digital, A Guide To Saints/Room40). More info here.

Going back to school

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Hello! Sunday here in Tuttyville, home of Tuttscorp. Had a coffee, watching some of the Cricket World Cup. The gentleman at the house behind me is yelling out ‘Peaches!’ in a disapproving tone yet again. After over two years at my place I’m still not quite 100% sure whether he is referring to a disobedient dog who doesn’t speak human, a young rowdy child, or if he’s just really hanging out for another tour from the fantastic/sweary Canadian/German/international citizen.

Anyway, I have some shows coming up. A mini-tour booked for my forthcoming cassette in April/May on A Guide To Saints/Room40 in Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne (and maybe Canberra?), but before then I’ve got a Melbourne show in March. It has been over a year since I’ve been in Melbourne (since my show with Matmos last January) and since I’ll be hanging out in Adelaide for Unsound, I thought it’d be great to spend a weekend in Melbourne.

Am playing a show at Sunday School at The Public Bar in North Melbourne on Sunday 15 March. I haven’t been to The Public Bar for years, and since then the wonderful crew at The Old Bar have taken it over. I love The Oldie, and their old venue The Afterdark, so am pretty excited to head back to The Public Bar. Also playing is HALFSHARK (Jessie Warren of Carry Nation’s new project) and Inner Light (side project of Smoke Bellow’s Christian and Meredith). Will be a great show! Free entry, twilight show so you can go to other shows or bed afterwards. Info here!

Weird Noise – The Outpost @ Laneway Festival

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Am playing The Outpost stage at Laneway Festival in Brisbane this Saturday. Should be lots of fun! Playing at 4pm for 45 minutes, new jams/new ideas/different plans. Sharing a stage with pals including Pale Earth, White Palms, Enderie Nuatal (Cured Pink), Cedie Janson, Lautreamont as well as DJs, visuals and The Outpost. The main lineup is pretty great too with Future Islands, Jon Hopkins, Seekae, Flying Lotus, Rustie, Ratking, Courtney Barnett, Caribou, JOY. and heaps of others. Set times here and FB page here.

Omar Souleyman support

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Happy new year! Super excited to announce I’m supporting Omar Souleyman at The Brightside in Brisbane on Wednesday 21 January. Tickets available here. Hooray!

Official 2014 #tuttythumbsup

The lovely folks at Sonic Masala have added my official #tuttythumbsup of my favourite albums, short form releases and live shows of 2014. Check it out?

new ‘single’ – …from soapbox to Senate


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The result of an invitation by OtherFilm to create a work to present at their Institutional Capture festival (otherfilm.org/institutional-capture/), …from soapbox to Senate is inspired by Gordon Brown, a gentleman of the Commonwealth (Australia via Canada and United Kingdom) who variously as a radical agitator, subversive, unionist and respected ALP politician served stints both as the President of the Senate in Canberra and at Her Majesty’s Pleasure in Boggo Road Gaol in the first half of the twentieth century.

The history of both Gordon Brown and Boggo Road Goal, as well as directly interacting, share some tangental similarities. Both the man and the building experienced the ‘fearful conditions’ and oppressive isolation of the itinerant poor; and upon the cessation of their active tenures Gordon Brown and Boggo Road Gaol both achieved a degree of optimism and closure.

Through the use of digital synthesis, on-site field recordings and sparse acoustic guitar, ‘…from soapbox to Senate’ conveys the oppressiveness of institutions (the prison system, the old Empire) and also the ability of people and buildings to transcend and rehabilitate the consequences of prior associations.

The ‘…from soapbox to Senate’ single was created from a live performance, edited improvisations and on-site field recordings at Boggo Road Gaol in November 2014.

Free download, out now! Thanks to all of your support and interest throughout 2014.

 

Institutional Capture

I will be performing a work titled …from soapbox to Senate as part of OtherFilm‘s 2014 festival event Institutional Capture at Boggo Road Gaol in Brisbane this Wednesday 26 November. Details on my work below. Looking forward to performing with a wonderful array of Brisbane, national and international (The Soft Pink Truth) cross-media artists!

…from soapbox to Senate is inspired by Gordon Brown, a gentleman of the Commonwealth (Australia via Canada and United Kingdom) who variously as a radical agitator, subversive, unionist and respected ALP politician served stints both as the President of the Senate in Canberra and at Her Majesty’s Pleasure in Boggo Road Gaol.

The history of both Gordon Brown and Boggo Road Goal, as well as directly interacting, share some tangental similarities. Both the man and the building experienced the ‘fearful conditions’ and oppressive isolation of the itinerant poor; and upon the cessation of their active tenures Gordon Brown and Boggo Road Gaol both achieved a degree of optimism and closure.

Through the use of digital synthesis, on-site field recordings and folk instrumentation, for …from soapbox to Senate I wish to create an piece that conveys the oppressiveness of institutions (the prison system, the old Empire) and also the ability of people and buildings to transcend and rehabilitate the consequences of prior associations.

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