Andrew Tuttle – Site Revisit: Clear Mountain from Andrew Tuttle on Vimeo.
Location: Clear Mountain (Queensland, Australia)
Date: January 2018
Video: bush walks by day, hotel walks by night.
Audio: field recordings (recorded on phone) + snippet of previously unreleased piece Illusory Breakthroughs.
Render: 1280 x 720.m4v
In 2018 I’m releasing my third solo album and am planning on doing some touring around that, as well as some residencies, work travel and some holidays. As part of my touring, I’m working on developing an A/V live performance; and am enjoying playing around with lightly edited video in general.
This first video was created whilst on a little break to Clear Mountain, just outside Brisbane. It was great to spend a couple of days not checking emails/looking at screens – well aside from creating some video on bush walks and night walks around the hotel. Quickly did some editing and inserted some extra field recordings and other music, so here we are.
Hello! Happy New Year! I’m really looking forward to sharing a new album with you all sometime later this year, to playing my music live to (hopefully!) as many of you as possible and to a really exciting and positive year in general for all of us!
A bit of frank honesty too to give all of the above some context and not to seem like some self-promotion automaton. At a fair few stages over the last year I managed to somehow both drastically over *and* under think about how and why I make music, which resulted in a lot of unnecessary tinkering and distraction that didn’t actually result in anything aside from self doubt and/or apathy. I realised (only belatedly and recently) that I’d mentally burned myself out on making music, to a point where for a while I was contemplating stopping playing live and releasing music altogether. There’s a creative confusion/relevance deprivation cycle that can get pretty vicious pretty quickly… Fortunately I’ve re-evaluated a lot of things about how and why I want to make music and share it; but for anyone else who has been in the same boat with music/interests/life/etc, know that you’ve got a pal in me.
So yeah! Happy 2018! I’m incredibly excited to share what I think is my best album to date (sure, it’s taken a while to get there!), a new live set that’s still a work in progress for now but is a big cut above what I’ve done previously and also to hear all of the other wonderful music from around the world this year! (despite my own musical struggles last year; 2017 was *not* lacking for amazing music, I was so damn inspired by so many wonderful albums and honoured to see so many amazing musicians live).
Okay, thanks for reading that. As a “reward” for your patience, check out the sneaky stream below of an early version of a piece that will be on the next album.