Sound designer and composer Lea Bertucci scores a hollow bridge on new LP, Acoustic Shadows





Fusing the sounds of passing trams with brass ensemble recordings.

Lea Bertucci is releasing a new album, called Acoustic Shadows, this April via Sa Recordings.

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Acoustic Shadows derives from a series of site-specific performances in the hollow interior of the Deutzer bridge in Koln, Germany.

Bertucci recorded fragments from three instrumental performances, each one evolving from the previous iteration, as well as the aural architecture of the bridge.

“With roughly 14 seconds of reverb, distinctive delay effects, and a room tone of approximately 65 hz, the hollow body of the bridge provided a lush sonic backdrop to stage these pieces,” explains Bertucci.

Bertucci also incorporated the low frequency sounds of passing trams, and visitors’ voices into the album.

Head here for more info in advance of Acoustic Shadows’ 15th April release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.


1. Brass
2. Percussion

Photo by: Bradley Buehring