Lea Bertucci is an interdisciplinary artist, composer and improviser who works with installation, sound, and video. As an instrumentalist, she focuses on the bass clarinet in an electro-acoustic context. The timbre of the bass clarinet is amplified and abstracted by the creative use of microphone feedback. This is an essential part of the extended technique, as the body of the instrument becomes a resonant chamber and the pitch of the feedback is controlled with key work. Tape collage contributes structural and textural elements.
Lea has been an artist-in-residence at The Wave Farm, Smack Mellon, LMCC, and The Queens Museum of Art. She was awarded a Young Composers' commission from Roulette in 2012. Her debut solo LP, Resonance Shapes was released in 2013 on the Obsolete Units label. She has performed solo and collaborative works at venues such as Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, Anthology Film Archives, Artists' Television Access in San Francisco, St. Marks Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The Wave Farm, Galapagos Artspace, Roulette, The Queens Museum of Art and the High Zero Festival.