Andy Rantzen is an ARIA Award-winning Sydney-based electronic music producer, writer and one-time tutor in philosophy of psychology at the University of Sydney. Untrained as a musician, and unable to play any instrument even to an amateur level, he relies on his background in psychology to inform his musical activities, and approaches studio work as, primarily, a therapeutic exploration of unconscious and instinctive desires via the medium of electonic programmed sound.
Since 1985 he has released fifteen albums on a wide range of labels, from Ministry of Sound Australia to Detroit's Generator Records and Belgium's Forced Nostalgia. A genre agnostic, he has collaborated with or remixed artists as diverse as Kim Cascone, Pelican Daughters, Itch-E & Scratch-E, The Wiggles, Cherry2000, Kamahl, Severed Heads and INXS. More recently he has worked with installation and video artists Heath Franco and Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
His current solo work, released by Sydney label 4-4-2 Music, picks up the threads of his interest in psychodynamic depth psychology. These songs explore unconscious states and desires through the medium of subterranian narrators or characters. These imaginary beings are trapped in repetition, expressing strong and intransigent views, and using a magical / symbolic dream language. This show will be his first ever solo live performance.