Lea Bertucci is an American composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance.
Deeply experimental, Bertucci’s work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation. Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on independent labels. In addition to her instrumental practice on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, Bertucci’s work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental techniques and tape collage. She is a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence and a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition.
In 2018, Bertucci released the critically acclaimed Metal Aether on NNA tapes, as well as a commission for the percussion ensemble Tigue and the second edition of her graphic scorebook, The Tonebook. She has performed extensively across the US and Europe, including for The Kitchen, PS1 MoMA, Blank Forms, The Walker Museum, Roulette, ESS Chicago, Sound of Stockholm Festival and the Le Guess Who Festival.
At Loop, Bertucci will lead a workshop on playing and interpreting graphic scores, and will also host a Music Improv Session in which she and a small group of Loop attendees use graphic notation to create new music together.