Berkeley, CA (February 8, 2006)–Meyer Sound has announced that the company’s on-site, 57-plus-seat theatre has been named “The Pearson Theatre,” in memory of the late Don Pearson, sound reinforcement pioneer and co-founder of touring sound company Ultra Sound, who passed away unexpectedly on January 9, 2006.
Don Pearson Pearson spent the last year and a half of his life at Meyer Sound as a staff technical seminar instructor, after being a major Meyer Sound customer and collaborator with John and Helen Meyer since the company’s founding in 1979. He was renowned for his pursuit of quality in live sound and his fervor for educating the industry about the lessons learned from his years of experience and exploration.
“Don was many things to us over the years: friend, customer, and colleague,” said Helen Meyer, executive vice president of Meyer Sound. “He was passionate in all of those roles, but his overriding passion was for seeking and attaining great sound. Naming the theatre for Don feels like a very appropriate way to commemorate his contributions to Meyer Sound and professional audio.”
The Pearson Theatre is a venue constructed for the multiple purposes of supporting Meyer Sound’s high-level professional seminar program, providing a real-world laboratory for research and development, acting as a demonstration facility for the company’s products, and serving as a model of the performance potential of multipurpose spaces when planning and construction techniques are applied.
Meyer Sound’s Don Pearson Tribute