Bertie Fritsch is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in music, acoustics, design, and sound engineering. He works across a range of media and technologies including installation, sound, video, design and engineering. His current series of oil paintings represents reflective interior spaces, thresholds and viewpoints which invoke a sense of spaciousness and inner peace.
As an acoustic consultant, Bertie undertook acoustic analysis, design and installation projects for the famous Premises Studios, Overtones Recording Studio, Access to Music, and Mercury-prize winning composer Thomas Adés. His music projects include performing (drums and percussion), recording, producing and collaborating with contemporary artists such as Alfedo Genovesi, David Richter - SoonmanSoon, The Future Sound of London & Max Richter, Heidi Berry, Piano Circus, Will Harris (mylittlebrother) and Iain MacLeod at Honest Sound Studio.
Bertie lectures in creative industry subjects at New College Lanarkshire including music and music production. He completed an MA in Contemporary Fine Art at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts in 2017. He also has a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education (2007); Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control (1994) and BSc Hons in Engineering Product Design (1989).
Bertie was based at MUTUAL, an artist-run studio co-operative in Edinburgh and in 2022 set up his own studio in Glasgow. He is the son of celebrated British ceramic artist Elizabeth Fritsch MA (RCA), CBE and looks after her archive and online interests.
A selection of original photographs are available from Picfair