Professor Pedro Rebelo


Professor Rebelo is focused on practice-based approaches in music and the sonic arts which address contemporary contexts and technologies. His research has been funded by the AHRC/ESRC Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research; in this context, two funded projects focus on the relationship between sound, everyday life and conflict transformation. Work under the umbrella of socially engaged arts practice has produced participatory projects in the UK, Portugal, Brazil and Mozambique.

Professor Rebelo’s practice includes composition, performance and installation and is developed in a critical and reflective context which aims to address our understanding of listening and interventionist research practices in sound.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Sound art
  • Socially engaged arts
  • Context-focused Composition and performance
  • Multimodal food experience
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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School Of Arts, English And Languages

Sonic Arts Research Centre

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Research students

PhD title: MEDUSA: Improvising with Distance

Name: Ricardo Jacinto
Country: Portugal

PhD title: Environmental composition approaches. Portfolio of works

Name: Pablo Sanz
Country: Spain

PhD title: Sound, Body, Space & Place, Auditory Perception in Belfast City

Name: Aonghus McEvoy
Country: Ireland

Alumni: where are they now?

Patricia Alessandrini

PhD title: Real-time applications of physical modelling

Country: USA / France
Current position: Professor of Composition, Stanford University

Florian Hollerweger

PhD title: The Revolution is Hear! Sound Art, the Everyday and Aural Awareness

Country: Austria
Current position: Lecturer, MIT

Steve Davis

PhD title: Experimental Drum-Set Performance: New Perspectives in Techniques, Notation and Improvisation

Country: United Kingdom
Current position: Freelance Musician

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