Lea Bertucci is a composer, performer and sound artist whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her longstanding practice with woodwind instruments, she incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, timbral approaches to composition and tape collage. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-responsive and site-specific sonic investigations of architecture. Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation.
Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on independent labels and in 2018, she released the critically acclaimed Metal Aether on NNA tapes. In 2021, she re-launched Cibachrome Editions, a new imprint for musical releases, graphic scores and sound art related objects.
Her musical collaborations extend to other chamber-noise projects, notably a recently formed duo with vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, who released their debut album Phase Eclipse on Astral Spirits Records in the fall of 2019 and The End of Softness EP in June of 2020. As a sound designer, Lea has collaborated with dance and theater companies including Big Dance Theater, Pig Iron Theater, Piehole!, and director Mallory Catlett. Lea is co-editor of the multi-volume artists book The Tonebook, a survey of graphic scores by contemporary composers, published on Inpatient Press.
As a solo artist, she has performed and exhibited extensively across the US and Europe with presenters such as The Museum of Modern Art New York, Gagosian Gallery, Blank Forms, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, Pioneer Works, The Kitchen, Roulette, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art The Walker Museum, Levy Gorvy Gallery, The Renaissance Society Chicago, Muziekgebeow Amsterdam, and Unsound Festival, Krakow. She is a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition and a 2020 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Sound Artist in Residence. In 2021, she has recieved commissions by the INA GRM in Paris and Quartetto Maurice in Turin, Italy.
These are not all of artist's releases, just the ones we have had a look at