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Beachside Happening Pt.2 : Julia Santoli and Lea Bertucci

This episode of Site : Sound takes us off the grid for a sonic happening and acoustic intervention at a bunker in Fort Tilden, Rockaway. Presented by Clocktower and curated by Lea Bertucci. Listen here for part 2 of 3 performances, which took place on May 27, 2017.  


Part of Clocktower's Spring 2017 concert series Site : Sound, this event was held at an underground beachside echo chamber. Once part of Fort Tilden's naval infrastructure. The unique acoustic landscape of the chamber and its surrounding area will inform site-specific performances by percussionist Sarah Hennies, multimedia artist Julia Santoli, vocalist GABI with harpist Marilu Donovan, and electronic sound artist Mara Mayer.


Julia Santoli is a multi-media artist based in New York. Her work synthesizes image, gesture, and sound while navigating memory and presence—how past experience manifests in the present as ruins, and how these traces transform through mediation to/from the body within the ghost-nature of sound. Her explorations take the form of vocal performance and body-generated audio feedback, sonic installation, video, and prints.

She completed her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Visual and Critical Studies, and has presented performative and visual work throughout New York.


Lea Bertucci is a sound artist, composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. Her work incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental/vocal technique, and tape collage. As an instrumentalist, she takes an idiosyncratic approach to the amplification of woodwind instruments, creating organic yet electrified sonic interventions.

Her debut solo LP, Resonance Shapes, was released in 2013 on the Obsolete Units label and has been praised by A Closer Listen as "A grand exploration of the possibilities inherent in sound”. She is a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence and is a Harvestworks New Works Fellow. Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on various underground independent labels in the US and Europe.


To learn more about Julia Santoli, visit her website.
To learn more about Lea Bertucci, visit her website.


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