Andrew Backhouse is a fine artist based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. His primary artistic pursuit is to try and transfer the wonderment of the unfurling of creation to a new recipient, much as how he originally saw the spectacle. Utilising Field Recording and vintage photography techniques, Andrew works around Yorkshire and further afield, in the UK.
Born of English and Scottish parents in East Anglia, Andrew has moved around the country on the back of his Dad’s ambition to succeed. This has led him to question the geo-location of creativity – can the Genii Locus of an act of creation be transmitted through recorded/scored media and how does it affect the viewer/listener/recipient? Can you relocate a sense of wonderment through the recorded time-based medium?
Although the work Andrew creates is recorded almost as an afterthought of the location – a summing up of the place he no longer inhabits – there is a duality between the artist and the artwork.
Andrew has had other successes in recorded sound, other than Field Recordings. He founded the record label Focused Silence and he has had five top ten hits on the Beatport Charts in 2017 as a Dub Producer, as part of Guerrilla Dub System (www.theGDS.website). Presenting and producing a radio show on ResonanceEXTRA, Andrew has a keen ear for the latest in Global avant-garde trends and movements in conceptual sound art.