Professor Pedro Rebelo
Director of Research
Prof Pedro Rebelo
Director of Research
Tel: +44 28 9097 5406
Address: School of Creative Arts, SARC, Queen's University Belfast,
BSc in Music Technology
MA in Sonic Arts
Achievements and Distinctions
Pedro is a composer, sound artist and performer working primarily in chamber music, improvisation and installation with new technologies. In 2002, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh where he conducted research in both music and architecture.
His music has been presented in venues such as the Melbourne Recital Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ars Electronica, Casa da Música, and in events such as Weimarer Frühjahrstage fur zeitgenössische Musik, Wien Modern Festival, Cynetart and Música Viva. His work as a pianist and improvisor has been released by Creative Source Recordings and he has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Brown, Mark Applebaum, Carlos Zingaro and Evan Parker.
His writings reflect his approach to design and creative practice in a wider understanding of contemporary culture and emerging technologies. Pedro has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007) and has been Music Chair for international conferences such as ICMC 2008, SMC 2009, ISMIR 2012. At Queen's University Belfast, he has held posts as Director of Education and Acting Head of School in the School of Music and Sonic Arts and is currently Director of Research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre. In 2012 he was appointed Professor at Queen's and awarded the Northern Bank's "Building Tomorrow's Belfast" prize.
Guest Professor - Universidade Católica, Porto (2010)
Guest Professor - ESMAE Portugal (2009)
Guest Editor - Contemporary Music Review (2008)
Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007)
Sound and Music Computing Confrence 2009 - Music Chair
International Computer Music Conference 2008 - Music Chair
Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music - Artistic Director
AHRC Peer Review College (2007-)
Cynet-Art, Dresden Prize (2003)
Sonic arts, composition, improvisation, installation, sound and architecture, new media, music and cultural theory, notation, network performance.
European Network Performance project - (Co-me-di-a)
Commission from Miso Music Portugal
- Rebelo, Pedro (2010) “Notating the Unpredictable” Contemporary Music Review 29, no. 1 (2010): 17 – 27
- Rebelo, Pedro (2009) “Dramaturgy in the Network,” Contemporary Music Review 28, no. 4 (2009): 387.
- Schroder, Franziska. Rebelo, Pedro (2009) “Sounding the Network: The Body as Disturbant” Leonardo Electronic Almanac
- Rebelo, P. Green, M. Hollerweger, F. (2008) A Typology for Listening in Place. Mobile Music Workshop
- Schroeder, F. Renaud, A. Rebelo, P. Gualdas, F. (2007) Addressing the Network: Performative Strategies for Playing Apart. International Computer Music Conference pp. 133 - 140
Schroeder, F. Rebelo, P. (2007) Wearable Music in Engaging Technologies AI & Society Volume 22 , Issue 1 (July 2007)Pages: 85 - 91
Bennett, P. Ward, N. O'Modhrain, S. Rebelo, P. (2007) "DAMPER: a platform for effortful interface development" NIME '07: Proceedings of the 7th international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, ACM, New York, June 2007, pp. 273-276
- Rebelo, P. Schroeder, F. (2006) Performing the Order: The Messiness of Play. Performance Research Journal 2006
- Rebelo, P. Renaud, A. (2006) The Frequencyliator – Distributing Structures for Networked Laptop Improvisation. NIME 2006
Davis, T. Rebelo, P. Natural Selection: A Stethoscopic Amphibious Installation. Proceedings of Generative Arts Conferenece, Milan. 2005.
- Rebelo, P. Music Prosthesis (2005) Leonardo Electronic Almanac. http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/LEA/ Multimedia Performances Annette Barbier and Marla Schweppe. eds.
- Van Walstijn, M. Rebelo, P. (2005) The Prosthetic Conga: Towards an Actively Controlled Hybrid Musical Instrument. International Computer Music Conference Proceedings
A more extensive list of publications can be found here.
Cipher Series (2010) Graphic Scores
Miso25 (2010) Stereo Tape
Commissioned by MisoMusic Portugal for their 25th Anniversary
Illusion of Control (2009)
Uilleann Pipes, saxophones and 3D visuals
Pedro Rebelo (composition), Brian Cullen (visuals), Franziska Schroeder (saxophones) and Ivan Goff (Uilleann Pipes).
Exposure 4. (2009-10)
Saxophone Quartet and Live Electronics
Commissioned by the Quasar Saxophone Quartet, Montreal
may there be… (2008)
Pedro Rebelo (Piano), Franziska Schroeder (Soprano Saxophone), Guilherme Rodrigues (Cello) and Ernesto Rodrigues (Viola)
- Netrooms: The Long Feedback (2008-)
Participative Network Piece
- 2 Plates (2008) Networked Sound Installation
With Michael Alcorn2 Places (17th January 2008 - 1st March 2008), Ormeau Baths Gallery/University of Limerick
- Disparate Bodies (2007) Network Performance
- Strings Apart (2007) Network Music Performance for two pianos (Pedro Rebelo and Mark Applebaum)
- Shadow Quartet (2007) for string quartet and four prosthetic violins
Commmissioned by Miso Music Portugal for The Smith Quartet
- FAINT (2007) Double CD of Improvised and Electroacoustic Music
with Franziska Schroeder (Saxes) and Steven Davis (Drums)
Improvised Piano Duo (Pedro Rebelo and Chris Brown)First Performance: 19.01.07 Maybeck House, Berkeley CA
Fragmentos (2007) Soprano Sax and ElectronicsCommissioned by Pablo CoelloFirst Performance: 14.02.07 Santiago de Compostela
An Instrument of Dissection (2006) StereoFirst Performance: 1.04.06 Itinéraire de Nuit, Espace Adenauer Maison Internationale, Paris - Project CircuitsOther Performances: 30.04.06 Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music14.04.07 Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival18.08.07 Futura Festival France
Project Belfast (2005) Audio-VisualCommissioned by the Ulster Architectural Heritage SocietyFirst Performance: 24-26.10.05 Belfast Festival at Queen's
A more extensive list can be found here.
EPSRC Industrial Case Studentship (2006)
“Silver Sounds” NESTA - Illuminate (2005)
Sound and Locative Media
Network Performance/Network Dramaturgy
James O'Leary - Composition
Rui Chaves - Locative Media
Felipe Hickmann - Network Performance/Composition
Imogene Newland - Performance
Steve Davis - Performance