Luisa Pereira’s practice explores new ways of engaging with music. From an instrument that surrounds its players with colorful cotton threads, to a synthesizer that generates melodies in counterpoint to its user’s, her pieces often give physical representation to abstract concepts, inviting to interaction.
Pereira’s work has been presented in North and South America and Europe; recent venues include Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago de Chile, Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina, FILE in São Paulo, and the NIME conference in London. Her projects have been featured in design and technology publications such as Wired magazine UK, Creators Project and Gizmodo.
Born in Brazil, Pereira graduated in Informatics Systems Engineering in Montevideo, Uruguay, before moving to New York City to attend New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). She teaches design and technology courses at ITP, the School of Visual Arts’ MFA in Design for Social Innovation, and at the School for Poetic Computation in New York City. Currently a member of the New Museum’s Art and Technology incubator, Pereira is also a fellow at the Processing Foundation.