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MONO 45: Lea Bertucci + Josten Myburgh

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New York-based artist Lea Bertucci has created a profound and personal universe of sound, stemming from her interests in sonic mass, harmony and texture. Her recent album A Visible Length Of Light sought to juxtapose her skills as a wind instrument performer against a mesh of tape noise, extended drone approaches and tidal waves of bass frequency. Her live performance for MONO 45 will share these interests, dwelling in an utterly dynamic and intense sonic realm. 

Bertucci is joined by Josten Myburgh, an artist based on Whadjuk Noongar boodja in Boorloo/Perth. Working with saxophone, field recordings and electro-acoustics, Myburgh creates work that seeks to mesh sound materials in unexpected ways.

7.00pm — Josten Myburgh
8.00pm — Lea Bertucci

Doors at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

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Artist biographies

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 applied to field recording and sampling/collage techniques. In recent years, her projects have expanded toward site-specific and site-responsive sonic investigations of architecture and acoustics, most notably in 2018’s Acoustic Shadows, a suite of compositions and sound installation that took place as part of the Bruckenmusik Festival, inside the hollow body of the Deutzer bridge in Koln Germany. Her autodidactic and idiosyncratic approach to music is marked by dense masses of sustained dissonance and a fascination with the sonic substance of common experience through eccentric methods of field recording and collage. Tape manipulation and other creative recording techniques push the limits of the recorded medium to elicit a visceral sonic and emotional experience from the listener.

Josten Myburgh is a musician and organiser based on Whadjuk Noongar boodja in Boorloo. He works with alto saxophone, field recordings and electro-acoustic material in composed and improvised settings, drawn to careful and patient treatment of sounds and relations with people and place. He is co-director of Tone List and curates the annual Audible Edge Festival of Sound as well as concert series and standalone events in Western Australia. He maintains projects internationally with composers and improvisers Michael Pisaro-Liu, Jameson Feakes, Emilio Gordoa, Sabine Vögel, Adam Pultz-Melbye, and Sage Pbbbt, as well as dancers Daisy Sanders & Joshua Pether and visual artist Elizabeth Pedler, and plays in ensembles Land’s Air and Ghost Gum Reverb. He has released music on Another Timbre, Tone List, Edition Wandelweiser Records & Flaming Pines. Recent performances include Spiral Sundays (Berlin), Punctum (Prague), FILEC Festival (Cuernavaca), VOLTA (Cuided da Mexico), the Perth International Jazz Festival and Hidden Treasures Festival.

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