Lea Bertucci, Amirtha Kidambi, Jeff Surak at Rhizome DC on July 13

Source: Sonic Circuits.

Lea Bertucci is a NYC based sound artist and composer whose work bridges performance, installation and multichannel activations of acoustic space.

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). Kidambi is the bandleader of Elder Ones and a soloist and collaborator in groups including Mary Halvorson’s newest quintet Code Girl, Charlie Looker’s early music inspired dark folk band Seaven Teares, Darius Jones’ vocal quartet Elizabeth-Caroline Unit and Samesoul Maker and Pat Spadine’s analog percussion and light ensemble Ashcan Orchestra.

Jeff Surak has been active on the margins of irrational audio art for over 35 years as a composer, performer, improvisor, programmer, and curator. He began in the early 80s participating in the international hometaper network. “We always enjoy his restrained yet unwavering approach, fearlessly exploring dark zones of implied violence and subdued terror.” ~ The Sound Projector