Lea Bertucci’s Metal Aether Reviewed in Detail

Source: American Composers Forum.

These aren’t the average constraints you’d encounter when recording music, but JFund awardee Lea Bertucci isn’t an average composer. “I am more interested in creating architecture and physical spaces with my music, which is why I focus on texture, timbre, and harmony,” she explains. Considering this approach, trying out recording techniques in an old bunker doesn’t sound that obtuse. After listening to a completed work by Bertucci, it seems perfectly normal. Metal Aether, easily one of the most compact and engaging neoclassical releases of 2018, embodies and emboldens these concepts.