Andrew Tuttle is a best-kept secret of the Australian underground – a songwriter, composer and improviser, a world traveler and artist in residence. His live and recorded works exist serenely and purposefully in a space where the five-string banjo and the six-string acoustic guitar weave in and out of processed electronics. Like time-lapse photography, it unfolds its colours and textures with an astonishing gracefulness and wonderment.
To date, Tuttle has released four studio albums via the Room40 label family – including 2020’s critically acclaimed ‘Alexandra’ – and performed in Australia and Europe; with festivals, concert halls and galleries such as Cafe OTO (London), Melbourne Recital Centre (Melbourne), Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), MONA (Hobart), Botanique (Bruxelles), Galeria ZDB (Lisboa) and Haus der Elektronischen Künste (Basel, CH) hosting performances.
An intermittent yet enthralled collaborating musician, Tuttle has previously performed with luminaries including Matmos, Steve Gunn, Lawrence English, Mike Cooper, Blank Realm, Chuck Johnson.
Andrew Tuttle dwells in a between world of ambient and folk genre that feels like a community all of its own. Holding a space that is abundant and generous, Andrew Tuttle makes outsider music that turns its listeners into insiders — beckoning a journey inwards which unfolds many heart-opening moments along the way. Tuttle’s fifth solo album will be released in mid-2022.
“Andrew Tuttle’s ‘Alexandra’ is a gorgeous, pointillistic portrait of his eastern Australian homeland. His dappled banjos and guitars with reverb-laden electronics bring to mind heat haze and still lakes.” – The Guardian
“an instrumental set of guitar meditations and etudes of exquisite loveliness” – Uncut
“In each composition, there’s an unwavering cinematic quality in the crispness of the production and the ease in which the arrangements flow” – The Quietus
“Andrew Tuttle tends to blur the lines of established genres. Merging the acousticity of John Fahey with the electronic ambience of Fennesz” – FolkRadio