Tina Pearson is a composer, multimedia artist, and facilitator. She has collaborated with artists in dance, visual arts, music and new media in projects that play with notions of identity, perception, presence and place, and the relationships between creator, environment, performer and witness. Pearson’s work often explores sonic phenomena, bio-mimicry, spectral forms and telematics; and usually incorporates stretched modes of performance attention and practice.
Recent commissions and invitations include Carried On Your Winds (participatory audio installation, Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto); Blood in My Wires, Dust on My Breath (multimedia performance, Factory Theatre, Toronto);Dawn In Glass (audio installation, Darts Hill Garden, Surrey, BC); Root, Blood, Fractal, Breath (Allen Gardens Conservatory, Toronto); weighting, (audiovisual dance with Lori Hamar, Victoria); Absorb (audiovisual installation, MediaNet, Victoria); This Is For You ohrenhoch (audio installation, ohrenhoch, Berlin); PwRHm (networked performance, Florence, Italy; Madrid, Spain).
Pearson was editor of Musicworks magazine, taught at OCAD University, and was director of the Toronto New Music Cooperative. In Victoria, she was new music curator at Open Space, and founding director of LaSaM Music. She currently creates with the global collective Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and the Experimental Music Unit. Pearson is a certified Deep Listening® practitioner through Pauline Oliveros. She is of Nordic and Slavic descent, and lives within the territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lkwungen peoples of the Coast Salish Nation. https://tina-pearson.com/
Tina Pearson is a composer and performer in new music, sound art, and networked audiovisual platforms. She has worked with Pauline Oliveros, David Mott, Denise Fujiwara, John Oswald, Gayle Young, Ellen Fullman, Menaka Thakkar, Gordon Monahan, Leif Inge, Stelarc, Viv Corringham, Randy Raine- Reusch, and many others. Her work has been performed at Nymusic Mikro World Music Festival, Oslo; ArtXxxtenxion New Media Festival, Germany; Sonic Art Research Centre, Belfast; Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts Conference, Brunel, UK; Experimental Media and Performance Art Centre, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York; International Society of Improvising Musicians Conference, Denver, CO; Spark Festival of Electronic Music, Minneapolis; New Adventures in Sound Art, OCAD University, Canadian Centre for Photography, Music Gallery, Toronto; Newfoundland Sound Symposium, St. John’s; Western Front, Woodward’s Centre, Vancouver; and other locations. Pearson was editor for Musicworks magazine and instructor at OCAD University’s Experimental Department in Toronto. She has commissioned and produced works from Canadian and international artists from diverse disciplines and genres, many in alternate formats and spaces. She is a member of Experimental Music Unit in Victoria, BC, and the global networked collaboration Avatar Orchestra Metaverse.