Lea Bertucci + Michelle Moeller
NYC based experimental musician, composer and performer Lea Bertucci. Opening electroacoustic set by Michelle Moeller.
Indexical is pleased to present NYC based experimental musician, composer and performer Lea Bertucci. Opening electroacoustic set by Michelle Moeller.
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. Her approach to music is marked by dense masses of sustained dissonance and a fascination with the sonic substance of common experience.
Her discography spans over a decade, with eight full-length solo albums and a number of collaborative projects. In 2018 and 2019, she released solo albums Metal Aether and Resonant Field on NNA Tapes, and has since gone on to found her own label, Cibachrome Editions, with 2021’s A Visible Length of Light as the inaugural release followed by 2022’s Murmurations, a duo with Ben Vida. She has also worked with SA Recordings, Ultraviolet Light, American Dreams, and Astral Spirits records, among others.
She has performed extensively across the US and Europe with presenters such as The Museum of Modern Art New York, Blank Forms, Gagosian Gallery, Pioneer Works, The Kitchen, The Walker Museum, Tempo Reale in Florence, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, Sound of Stockholm Festival, ReWire Festival, Borderline Festival, and Unsound Festival Krakow. Artist residencies include the MacDowell Colony, ISSUE Project Room, Headlands Center for the Arts and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Recent commissions include “You And I Are Earth, the Waves Crash Within Us” from the INA GRM, Paris; “Of Shadow and Substance” from ARS Nova Workshop, “Vertical Octet” by the Levy Gorvy Gallery, New York; and “Acoustic Shadows” by the Bruckenmusik Festival, Koln.
Michelle Moeller (b. St. Louis MO) is a composer and teacher based in Oakland, CA. Her musical practice is ever evolving, guided by patient curiosity and natural resistance to a singular approach. Drawing from both a foundational lyricism and a penchant for dissonant textures, she uses live signals, custom effects, and computer synthesis to build intricate electroacoustic systems. She studied piano performance at the University of Missouri and received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College.