Andrew Heath

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Andrew Heath performing at The Seventh Wave Festival. 29-09-17. Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

A soundscape artist and composer, Andrew Heath creates quiet ambient, music, drawing inspiration from simple piano motifs, electronic shimmers and processed found sounds, blended into a minimal and open mix, which reveals detailed fragments, which constantly shift and change place.

Andrew first collaborated with Felix Jay as Aqeuous, and they released Tall Cloudtrees Falling on Hermetic Recordings in 1995. This inspired their partnership with the legendary Hans-Joachim Roedelius with whom they created Meeting the Magus (1997). A late night performance resulted in Entertaining Angels (1998), followed by their last collection Vortexia (1999).

Andrew then produced several video and site-specific sound installations, often working with field recordings, and leaving in the sonic detritus that many people eliminate as being ‘non-musical’.

The Ambient Music Guide hailed Andrew’s first solo album The Silent Cartographer (2014 on Toby Marks’ Disco Gecko Recordings) as “environmental ambience of the highest order”, with another review stating “if you’re one of the legion of fans hankering after the new Budd, Roedelius or Eno, quit waiting and immerse yourself in this”.

Andrew followed with Flux (2015), Europa (2016) and Found | Assemble (2017). He revisited his Aqueous/ Roedelius collaboration to create After The Magus – To Resound (2015), and recorded their concert at Stroud’s Goods Shed with Christopher Chaplin, released as Triptych in Blue (2018). Crack Magazine loved the “stunning recordings …. which are delicate, wistful and supremely moving”, while Electronic Sound Magazine complimented their “sublime ambient/neo-classical compositions … each mesmerising track floating beautifully in astral space”.

Andrew has released four further albums for Disco Gecko: two solo albums, Soundings and Evenfall, and Motion, a soundscape collaboration with Toby Marks, as well as Lichtzin, with Dutch ambient guitarist Anne Chris Bakker. Andrew’s EP, The Silence that Remains… (2019) features his score for the film The Echoing Space, about Leith Hill Place, the family home of Vaughan Williams. He has also just released Warp & Weft, a classical/ soundscape collaboration with Angie Spencer and Lydia Kenny. • Bandcamp: Andrew Heath

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