Landscape Studies reflects the huge influence of location on Andrew Heath’s practice: not just the countryside or city around him, but places that he has visited and even those in distant memories. The series focuses on what he draws from the environment around him, and allows him to explore a number of themes dear to him, including the way mankind has imposed on, and shaped, the landscape in which we find ourselves.
Landscape Studies No.1 details his fascination with a more rural environment, concerning itself with, for example, the way fields are laid out and the boundaries between them, or the way planted Beech trees have created a natural version of cathedrals.
The release opens and closes with field recordings: Andrew has amassed a huge library over the years of sounds taken all over the world that are used in his music and soundscapes. Here they are presented in a raw and untreated form, and help to concentrate the listener’s mind on what these releases represent.
1. Longridge Wood (29.05.20)
2. Field Boundaries
3. Tree Cathedrals
4. Chalk, Flint and Willow Banks
5. Aber Bach (23.04.12)