Discipline: Music Composition

Lea Bertucci

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Kingston, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2016, 2022

Lea Bertucci is an experimental musician, 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 spatialized speaker arrays, radical methods of free improvisation, and creative misuses of audio technology. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-specific and spatially aware projects that initiate new access points to architecture.

While in residence at MacDowell in 2016, Lea worked on completing a score for a composition for children's choir and multichannel electronics. During her 2022 residence, she developed a suite of compositions for voice and tape.



Lea Bertucci worked in the Kirby studio.

Erected in memory of Sarah L. Kirby, who had left a bequest to MacDowell, this studio was the first — and remains the only — brick building on the grounds. Built by local mason Augustus Beaulieu, the load-bearing masonry walls rest on a fieldstone foundation. The design of the boxlike building is simple and compact…

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