Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci

eXiTrip Diagram

eXiTrip Diagram. Lea Bertucci and Ed Bear (Sep 25, 2010)

"Mutator" / Lea Bertucci, Ed Bear

"Mutator" / Lea Bertucci, Ed Bear. "Mutator" at Load Of Fun, Megapolis 2010. Brief introduction to the piece by Ed Bear. Photo: T. Foley (May 16, 2010)

Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci have performed as a Bass Clarinet and Baritone Saxophone duo for approximately four years under the moniker TwistyCat. The Bass Clarinet and Baritone Saxophone are acoustically married to each individual venue through electroacoustic feedback. The creation of an immediate awareness of space aims to break the antiquated barriers between performance and audience, and realize the innate potential of sound and light as energy and information. TwistyCat's compositions explore themes such as electronic abstraction of acoustic timbre, the bleed between the senses of sight and hearing, post-industrial dissonances, and radio as a vehicle for displacing sound. TwistyCat has performed at many venues and events in the Northeast, including the Darmstadt Festival at Issue Project Room, Mono No Aware at Galapagos Artspace, The New York Underground Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, Roulette Intermedium at Location One, free103point9, and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater at St. Mark’s Church. TwistyCat was the 2009 recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Composer’s Commission via Roulette.

Lea Bertucci is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn NY who works with photography, video and sound. She is a 2007 Tierney fellow, a 2009 Smack Mellon Artist in Residence, and has received a degree in photography from Bard College. The emphasis of her work lies in the creative description of space, whether through light, movement or sound.

Ed Bear is a musician and engineer working with found electronics, video, transmission and collective improvisation. As an educator and artist, he aims to technologically empower everyone as scientists and magicians and investigate the questionable calibration of human perception. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe as a former member of the group Talibam!; performing at major venues such as Issue Project Room, free103Point9, Tonic, The Montreal Pop Festival, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Duke University. In 2009 and 2010 he received NSF funds to study software defined radio and novel energy harvesting techniques using ionic polymers metal composites.