Prof Pedro Rebello

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Queen's University Belfast, UK


Pedro is a composer, sound artist and performer working primarily in chamber music, improvisation and sound installation. In 2002, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh where he conducted research in both music and architecture.

Pedro has recently led participatory projects involving communities in Belfast and favelas in Maré, Rio de Janeiro. This work has resulted in sound art exhibitions at venues such as the Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Espaço Ecco in Brasilia and Parque Lage and Museu da Maré in Rio and MAC Nitéroi.

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 senior visiting professor at UFRJ, Brazil (2014). He 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, Director of Research and Acting Head of School in the School of Music and Sonic Arts and is currently Head of School for the School of Creative Arts. In 2012 he was appointed Professor at Queen's and awarded the Northern Bank's "Building Tomorrow's Belfast" prize. 


Speculations 2: Supporting Materials



Rebelo, P. “The Local and the Distributed in the Sonic Arts” Invisible Places, Viseu Portugal 2014

Bass, Sarah, and Pedro Rebelo. “Belfast Soundwalks: Experiences in Sound and Place through Locative Media.” International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction 6, no. 2 (32 2014): 61–72. doi:10.4018/ijmhci.2014040105.

Chaves, R. Rebelo, P. (2012) “Evocative Listening: Mediated practices in everyday life”. Organised Sound, Available on CJO doi:10.1017/S1355771811000410

Brown, K. Alcorn, M. Rebelo, (2005) P. Sound Diffusion Using Hand-Held Light-Emitting Controllers. International Computer Music Conference Proceedings