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Were excited to welcome New York City-based composer and performer Lea Bertucci back to NNA for a brand new full-length, Metal Aether. Leas early 2017 cassette release All That Is Solid Melts Into Air focused on her role as a composer, with a hand-picked selection of talented musicians performing her acoustically conceptual compositions. Metal Aether instead showcases her role as a performer, revealing four pieces that represent approximately 3 years of ideas and gestures for alto saxophone and magnetic tape. Expanding on 2014s Light Silence, Dark Speech as well as 2015s Axis/Atlas, Metal Aether develops a language of extended technique for alto saxophone that is based on a spectral, psychoacoustic, and non-linguistic approach to the instrument.