Biography

Larose is a Canadian digital artist.

His career took off during his three-year stay in London, UK, where he became a resident DJ and a member of the Motek Music label. In addition to having played big crowds in renowned London venues, Larose has played alongside well established artists in the electronic music scene such as Slam, Simon Baker, My Favorite Robot, just to name a few. His quick ascent led him to perform guest mixes for DJ Mag HQ Sessions and State London Radio Show as well as being invited to play at Gottwood Festival in Wales.

Always challenging himself, Larose quickly learned how to produce electronic music and perfected his technique at Point Blank Music School in London. His skills led him to quickly release his first remix on Unrivaled Music in 2012, followed by a remix of Max Belobrov's song Wanna Dance on Motek Music in 2014, and the song Toxique by Charlene Blanchette in 2015. Larose has also been asked to create musical arrangements for Nelski and the Hornman band with whom he has performed at the Buddhafield Festival in Somerset.

His year at Point Blank Music School and his numerous performances made him discover the innumerable artistic possibilities offered by computer technology. This technology is now at the heart of all his projects that aim to be innovative and revolutionary.

Through his Synergy project, launched last February, Larose has been particularly interested in the use of light in his artistic approach. His vision and his technique in programming captured the interest of industry-related professionals and led him to give several conferences at universities and music schools in Quebec, England and France. His tour also earned him multiple mentions in the media. His current project Surveillance, an interactive light installation, can be seen as the continuation of Synergy, as the use of light is once again the medium chosen by the artist.

In parallel of Surveillance, Larose is currently working on a new EP to be released in 2017 under the Motek Music label.

Artistic approach

Larose's creative process always begins with the finality of the work: the message. For him, the message is more important than the artwork itself. The message is the artwork. The choice of creation tools and mediums are thus determined according to this objective. Once the techniques are chosen, be it the programming of an application, the use of light or any other medium, Larose gives free rein to his creativity. He however always ensures throughout the creative process that each decision is made according to the final objective. Through this functional approach, Larose offers rather minimalist artworks where each element that composes them is essential. The artworks offered by Larose also often include a certain form of participation, since according to him the interaction of the public is essential for them to really grasp the message behind an artwork.