Lea Bertucci

Portrait of Lea Bertucci
Year of birth, place
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
At the ZKM
  • 2022
  • 2023

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. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-responsive interactions of architecture and acoustics.
Bertucci 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, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, ReWire Festival, Borderline Festival, and Unsound Festival Krakow. She has attended artist residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, ISSUE Project Room NY, and ZKM | Karlsruhe. She has received commissions from the INA GRM in Paris, ARS Nova Workshop, Levy Gorvy Gallery and the American Composers’ Forum. In 2007, she received a BA from Bard College and an MA in music composition from Wesleyan University.