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Lea Bertucci, Double Bass Crossfade



Composer Lea Bertucci's composition Double Bass Crossfade positions two double bassists at opposite corners of the Knockdown Center’s 50,000 square foot main room. The instruments are wirelessly amplified, allowing the performers to slowly move across the room over the course of 40 minutes, meeting in the center and then crossing to each other's original starting positions. As the performers change their position, the sounds they play are dynamically routed from speaker to speaker according to their location, creating in their wake a mutable, engulfing sound-field. With James Ilgenfritz and Sean Ali.

This performance was part of AUDITORIUM, an extended evening of site-specific electronic and electroacoustic performances organized by artists/curators Lea Bertucci and Tristan Shepherd on April 12, 2015. The focal point for the event was a custom-installed 10-channel sound system hung throughout Knockdown Center's cathedral-like space . The project commissioned new works from composers, instrumentalists, and audio artists to develop works uniquely suited to the site.
 

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