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It’s immediately clear that Lea Bertucci doesn’t spend much time on the surface of things. In telling me about playing the saxophone, she casually mentions that, “They were invented in the 1880s, so they got a lot of the kinks worked out that clarinets never quite had.” She dives deep on every subject we touch on, from the history of her home town, to Star Trek, to the lineage of multiple art movements. Her interests stretch beyond...
Tredici Bacci band-leader Simon Hanes doesn’t make things easy for himself. His earliest musical effort, a fourth-grade cello class, ended in pain and sadness. “One time a kid stuck his bow up my nose, and it bled profusely,” he says. “Fun fact.”  He grew up aspiring to be “a composer with a Capital C writing obtuse, difficult music for musicians to play,” but aimed to get there via teenage garage bands that didn’t much...

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