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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.


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, Evan Parker and Pauline Oliveros. 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.


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 and Acting Head of School in the School of Music and Sonic Arts and is currently Director of Research for the School of Creative Arts, including 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. 

Twitter @pedrorebelo

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Frequent Journals

  • Contemporary Music Review

    ISSNs: 0749-4467

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-2256


    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.179 SNIP 0.362


  • Organised Sound

    ISSNs: 1355-7718, 1355-7718

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8153

    Cambridge University Press

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.272 SNIP 0.961


  • AI and Society

    ISSNs: 0951-5666

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1435-5655

    Springer London

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.171 SNIP 0.462


  • Computer Music Journal

    ISSNs: 0148-9267

    MIT Press Journals

    Scopus rating (2015): SJR 0.215 SNIP 0.898


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