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Lea Bertucci Auckland and Wellington Events Announced

Lea Bertucci Auckland and Wellington Events Announced

Charlotte Lovrin / Chris Cudby / Monday 8th May, 2023 3:37PM

NYC-based sonic traveller Lea Bertucci has announced her first ever Aotearoa shows, making her way over from the Big Apple for performances at Tāmaki Makaurau's Audio Foundation and Te Whanganui-a-Tara's Pyramid Club in late May and early June. Encompassing site-specific / responsive installations, compositional works and improvised performances, Bertucci's multifaceted oeuvre includes eight solo albums so far and her own imprint Cibachrome Editions, launched with 2021's immersive long player A Visible Length of Light. Having released in 2022 both new collaborative album Murmurations with Ben Vida and compilation of voice pieces Xtended Vox (including Audrey Chen, Phil Minton, Cansu Tanrikulu and the aforementioned Vida), Bertucci will be joined for her local events by Motte, Jessica Robinson, Riki Gooch & Daniel Beban, and Frogmeat & Zak Argabrite. Lucky super city dwellers can also head along to a special workshop / artist talk hosted by Bertucci on 30th May (keep your eye on the Audio Foundation site for more info) — here are the tour details...

Lea Bertucci (NYC)

Saturday 27th May - Audio Foundation, Auckland w/ Motte
Tuesday 30th May - Lea Bertucci workshop / artist talk, Audio Foundation, Auckland (7pm start)
Wednesday 31st May - Audio Foundation, Auckland w/ Jessica Robinson
Friday 2nd June - Pyramid Club, Wellington w/ Riki Gooch & Daniel Beban
Saturday 3rd June - Pyramid Club, Wellington w/ Frogmeat & Zak Argabrite

Tickets available HERE via UTR

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Press release:

Audio Foundation and Pyramid Club are pleased to present New York City based sound artist Lea Bertucci.

Lea Bertucci is an artist, composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her longstanding practice with woodwind instruments, her work incorporates multichannel speaker arrays, radical methods of free improvisation and creative misuses of audio technology applied to field recording and sampling/collage techniques. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-specific and site-responsive sonic investigations of architecture and acoustics, most notably in 2018’s Acoustic Shadows, a suite of compositions and sound installation that took place as part of the Bruckenmusik Festival, inside the hollow body of the Deutzer bridge in Koln Germany. Her autodidactic and idiosyncratic approach to music is marked by dense masses of sustained dissonance and a fascination with the sonic substance of common experience through eccentric methods of field recording and collage. Tape manipulation and other creative recording techniques push the limits of the recorded medium to elicit a visceral sonic and emotional experience from the listener.

Her discography spans over a decade, with eight releases of full-length solo albums and a number of collaborative projects, notably a new project with composer Ben Vida for woodwinds, electronics, voice and tape. In 2018 and 2019, she released the critically acclaimed solo albums Metal Aether and Resonant Field on NNA Tapes and in 2021, founded her own imprint, Cibachrome Editions, with A Visible Length of Light as the inaugural release.

For her first ever trip to NZ Lea will perform solo and in collaboration with local artists.


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Lea Bertucci (Nyc) With Motte
Sat 27th May 7:45pm
Audio Foundation, Auckland
Lea Bertucci (NYC) With Jessica Robinson
Wed 31st May 7:45pm
Audio Foundation, Auckland
Lea Bertucci (NYC) – Night 1 With Riki Gooch And Daniel Beban
Fri 2nd Jun 8:00pm
Pyramid Club, Wellington
Lea Bertucci (NYC) – Night 2 With Zak Argabrite / Frogmeat
Sat 3rd Jun 8:00pm
Pyramid Club, Wellington