Beam Splitter/Lea Bertucci/Nonhorse/Ugly Bike


Sat, Mar 25, 2023    
6:30 pm-10:00 pm


274 E. Strand, Kingston, NY, 12401

Event Type

Notice Recordings and Attn Everybody presents
Beam Splitter
Lea Bertucci
Ugly Bike
6:30 doors, 7:00 show
is a duo for amplified voice, trombone and analog electronics.
Utilizing the pure sounds of acoustic and closely amplified sound sources, the duo joins together
two individual voices into a distinct dialog that delves beyond the borders of the corporeal
elements of extended technique and sound. There is an intimacy and conflict that becomes
evident as the two personas intertwine, in moments joining together seamlessly and in the next,
being left with the feeling of irrevocable fracture. The two manage between these extremes with
a kind of improvised grace that reveals an effort towards a common goal. It is an honest
metaphor for a human relationship in process that even in the most serene moments can leave
one raw and entirely exposed.
Since beginning their collaboration in 2015, the duo have been extensively touring the globe, in
Europe, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan and the USA. They have presented their music
in a wide variety of spaces, taken part in larger commissioned works at the Teatro Colon, Buenos
Aires and largely conceptualized a theatrical adaptation of MEDEA in front of the Olympic
Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine (for butoh dancers and musicians) produced by the Ukho Agency.
They have shared their collaborative projects with artists such as Phil Minton, Andrea Parkins,
Ka Baird, Victoria Shen, MV Carbon, Valentin Tszin, Flavia Ghisalberti, and the Norwegian duo
Streifenjunko, with Eivind Lønning and Espen Reinertsen.
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.
G Lucas Crane is a sound artist, performer, and musician whose work focuses on information anxiety, media confusion, sonic mind control and time skullduggery. His cassette tape based sound practice explores liminal spaces of hybrid analog aesthetics and new performance techniques for obsolete technology. His haunting tape manipulation sound design style has been lent to a wide range of bands and projects. In New York City, he has variously performed at The Stone, Museum of Art and Design, Pioneer Works, Roulette, Issue Project Room and the Brooklyn Museum, and has toured nationally and internationally. He was a 2011 LMCC Swing Space Resident Artist and received the NYSCA Individual Artist Commission for the sound design of theater piece This Was The End, for which he received a Henry Hewes Award and a Bessie nomination. He was recently awarded a Jerome commission through Roulette Intermedium, and a Con-Edison composer’s residency in 2019. He is a co-founder of the Silent Barn, an experimental art and performance space in Bushwick, Brooklyn open from 2006-2018, one of the largest collectively run art spaces in the United States.
Kingston’s Gabe Weinstock. Ugly Bike started in 2009, while living at The Silent Barn in Ridgewood Queens. Inspired by G. Lucas Crane (woods, nonhorse). Ugly bike since has taken on multiple forms and arrangements. Currently in Kingston, NY – also in the group Uppers, and booking shows w/ Attention Everybody.