Lea Bertucci

Special Projects Assistant

Lea Bertucci is a sound artist and composer whose work bridges performance, installation and multichannel activations of acoustic space. As an instrumentalist, she focuses on an electro-acoustic preparation of the Bass Clarinet that utilizes speaker feedback as an extension of the instrument. In recent years, her projects have expanded to site-specific improvisation, compositions for electronics and instruments, multichannel sound installations and music concrete collage. Lea is a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence and is a New Works Fellow at Harvestworks. She will be a 2016 MacDowell Fellow and will be premiering a new composition for children's choir and electronics. She has been awarded commissions from Roulette in 2008 and 2012 and has performed and exhibited at Smack Mellon, The Queens Museum of Art, The Kitchen, Anthology Film Archives, Caramoor, The Bronx Museum of Art, St. Mark’s Church, Experimental Intermedia, and the High Zero Festival among many others. Lea is active also as a curator, organizing performances of experimental music as both large scale multichannel performances, such as 2015's AUDITORIUM, and underground events.

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