Lucas Carey is a music composer, producer, and performer based in Berlin.
Originally from the Midwestern United States, Lucas earned a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2009 where he studied with Laura Schwendinger. In 2012, he earned an M.M. in Music Theory and Composition from New York University and studied with Dinu Ghezzo, former professor emeritus. Lucas’s concert works have been performed across the U.S. and Europe, at venues such as Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (Northwestern University, Illinois), the Manuel Castillo Outdoor Auditorium (Castillo Conservatory of Music; Seville, Spain, as part of the New Music Festival of Málaga Tour), and the Ennio Morricone Auditorium (University of Rome Tor Vergata).
Lucas has written and produced music for nearly a dozen short and feature film projects including Stephen Winter’s critically-acclaimed feature “Jason and Shirley” (which had a theatrical run at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art [MoMA] in 2016), queer film festival feature “The Revival” (dir. Jennifer Gerber, 2017), and Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Feature winner “Socks on Fire” (dir. Bo McGuire, 2020), as well as numerous news and documentary projects produced by the New York Times, such as “Land of Good” (dir. Ainara Tiefenthaler), which won the Best Digital Media Story prize at the 2018 RIAS Berlin Kommission Awards.
As a performer, Lucas and frequent collaborator Craig Cady have developed two experimental theatrical works based on a utopia called Cassfield. In 2013, they toured the U.S. with their well received multimedia piece “The Cassfield ‘Get Yourself Together’ Tour,” including a performance at La MaMa theatre in Manhattan’s East Village. Currently, Lucas works with the Berlin-based, politically focused performance collective Peng!.