In addition to her instrumental practice, (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), her work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique and tape collage.
Lea Bertucci is an American composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance.
'Bertucci has earned her place in New York's experimental lineage... renewing its excitement as she offers her listeners fresh and exciting connection through sound with the nuances of space and the variegated grain of reality' — The Wire
Her output includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on independent labels and most recently a pair of records on Vermont based label NNA Tapes, Metal Aether (2018) and All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (2017), as well as a commission for instrumental ensemble Tigue and a book of graphic scores entitled The Tonebook on Inpatient Press.
'Noise that is untethered and limitless' — Pitchfork
Metal Aether explores Lea’s acute interest in the nature of acoustics and the harmonic accumulation of sound, with its four pieces having been recorded in Le Havre, France in a former military base, and in New York City, at ISSUE Project Room. With her horn, Lea produces pulsing minimalist patterns, transcendent drones, and upper register squalls that envelop these spaces in waves of overtones, microtones, and psychoacoustic effects.
She has performed extensively across the US and Europe with presenters including Unsound, TUSK, Rewire x Korzo, The Kitchen, PS1 MoMA and Blank Forms. She is a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition and a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence.
'Bertucci… mines the kaleidoscopic possibilities of the sax' — Marc Masters, NPR