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.


Van Zorn (formerly Kirby)

Lea Bertucci worked in the Van Zorn (formerly Kirby) studio.

Constructed thanks to a bequest from Sarah L. Kirby, Kirby Studio was the last new building to be erected during Mrs. MacDowell’s leadership (1907-1951). The load-bearing masonry walls were laid by local mason Augustus Beaulieu atop a fieldstone foundation. A 1995 renovation preserved the brick fireplace with wooden mantel and…

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