Halifax’s Lukas Pearse is a bassist, A musician, composer and media artist who works with sound, image and technology in many ways, using acoustic, electric and electronic instruments; mechanical, analogue and digital sound recordings, sound diffusion techniques for installation and performance, as well as exploring live visuals and interactive projections using both analogue video and computer vision. His sound design and Foley, video projection design, and broad musicianship allows collaborations with a wide variety of musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, media artists and dancers.
With a background in community radio and indie rock, he studied intermedia at NSCAD, classical double bass at Dalhousie, and contemporary music at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the Sound For Film instructor at the NSCAD University Film Academy, leads the Film Scoring seminar at Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts, and is a longtime affiliate of the artist-run Centre for Art Tapes. He is also the Artistic Director of Upstream Music Association, an organization dedicated to the creation and promotion of pan-genre music celebrating the intersection of improvisation and composition.