More Sunday summer fun at the Red Room! New Yorkers Lea Bertucci (High Zero 2012, 2018) and Amirtha Kidambi warp time and space in solo and duo formations and local electroacoustician Max Eilbacher (High Zero 2009) presents a work in progress in QUADRAPHONIC SOUND!
Lea Bertucci is an American composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her instrumental practice, (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), her work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique and tape collage. Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation.
Amirtha Kidambi “takes a holistic approach to singing, which can mean treating every element as unfixed: Words can be opened up, rendered nonspecific. Melody can be repeated and frozen and stuck in place. Markings of rhythm can become utterly abstract, freed from cadence.” (New York Times).
“I am a singer driven towards the performance and creation of exploratory musics. The exploration is informed partially by aesthetics but includes core values of community, diversity, equality and humanity. The search is also aimed deeply inward, using music as a tool for spiritual investigation and a way to tap into the abstract and mystifying aspects of the universe. Growing up in a South Indian family in the Bay Area, I was heavily exposed to Indian traditional music and Hindu chanting, devotional singing and prayer. These sounds form a basis for my entire approach to music, both sonically and philosophically.”
Max Eilbacher is an intermedia artist who works primarily with sound, video, and performance. His sound practice draws upon traditions of electroacoustic music, musique concréte and process-intensive computer music.