LEA BERTUCCI + FORBES GRAHAM
SMFA Library
Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Photo: Bradley Buehring

Non-Event and SMFA present

LEA BERTUCCI
FORBES GRAHAM

School of the Museum of Fine Arts
230 The Fenway,
Boston, MA
8pm / $10 general admission / $8 members + students / FREE for SMFA students

LEA BERTUCCI is an American sound artist, composer and performer. Her work often incorporates multichannel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental/vocal technique, and tape collage. As an instrumentalist, she uses an idiosyncratic approach to amplifying woodwind instruments, creating organic yet electrified sonic interventions. In recent years, her projects have expanded to site-specific projects, compositions for electronics and instruments, multichannel sound installations and tape collage. Her debut solo LP, Resonance Shapes, was released in 2013 on the Obsolete Units label and has been praised by A Closer Listen as “A grand exploration of the possibilities inherent in sound.” Lea is a 2016 MacDowell Fellow in composition and will premiere a new work for children’s choir and multichannel electronics at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

>>Listen to Lea Bertucci, “Axis/Atlas” on Bandcamp”>

FORBES GRAHAM is a trumpet player, electronic musician, and composer living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked with a diverse array of musicians and currently is a member of Para Quintet, Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble, Wild May, Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, Grizzler, Construction Party, Equal Time and Citizens Orchestra. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat, and has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force, and Vision.

>>Watch “From a Subway’s Rush, Trumpeter Forbes Graham Invents a New World of Sound” WBUR Artery

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.