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Pedro is a composer, sound artist and performer. 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, favelas in Maré, Rio de Janeiro, travelling communities in Portugal and a slum town in Mozambique. 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 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.


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), senior visiting professor at UFRJ, Brazil (2014) and Collaborating Researcher at INEM-md Universidade Nova, Lisboa (2016). He has been Music Chair for international conferences such as ICMC 2008, SMC 2009, ISMIR 2012 and has been invited keynote speaker at  ANPPOM 2017, ISEA 2017, CCMMR 2016 and EMS 2013. At Queen's University Belfast, he has held posts as Director of Education, Director of Research and Head of School. In 2012 he was appointed Professor of Sonic Arts at Queen's and awarded the Northern Bank's "Building Tomorrow's Belfast" prize. He has recently been awarded two major grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council including interdisciplinary project “Sounding Conflict”, investigating relationships between sound, music and conflict situations.

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music Social Sciences
Application programs Engineering & Materials Science
Acoustic waves Engineering & Materials Science
art Social Sciences
Audio streaming Engineering & Materials Science
pedagogue Social Sciences
Arte Social Sciences
Environmental technology Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2006 2016

R5648SON: Hewlett Packard Ltd PO: SBE1279174

Rebelo, P.


Project: Research

R6741SON: Co-Media

Rebelo, P.


Project: Research

R1792SON: Industrial Case Studentship 2006/07

Rebelo, P.


Project: Research

Selected Research Output 2003 2019

10 Citations (Scopus)

Notating the Unpredictable

Rebelo, P., 2010, In : Contemporary Music Review. 29, 1, p. 17-27 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Network Music Performance
13 Citations (Scopus)

Dramaturgy in the Network

Rebelo, P., 2009, In : Contemporary Music Review. 28, 4-5, p. 387-393 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Creative Work
New Media

Exposure 4.

Rebelo, P., Apr 2009

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Portfolio of Distributed Performance Works

Rebelo, P., 2013

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Northern Bank "Building Tomorrow's Belfast" Award

Pedro Rebelo (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2006 2019

Trabalho, ferramenta ou ‘papel de parede’: A música de catálogo na criação audiovisual online

Pedro Rebelo (Examiner)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

Reflective Practice In Hybrid Sound Fields: Reconceptualising Sound-Based Composition For The Mixed Reality Continuum

Pedro Rebelo (Examiner)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesPGT external examination

Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (Journal)

Pedro Rebelo (Peer reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Participatory Sonic Arts as a Tool for Urban Inquiry

Pedro Rebelo (Advisor), Matilde Meireles (Contributor)
08 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

El Oído Pensante (Journal)

Pedro Rebelo (Peer reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Press / Media

Som da Maré Press Coverage

Pedro Rebelo


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Tufo da Mafalala

Pedro Rebelo


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

A Ilha dos Poetas

Pedro Rebelo


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other


Pedro Rebelo


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Sou Cigano Media Coverage

Pedro Rebelo


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


Distributed Listening – socially engaged art

Franziska Schroeder (Participant), Pedro Rebelo (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Quality of Life Impact, Societial Impact

Sounds of the City: Engaging Communities in Sonic Arts

Pedro Rebelo (Participant), Matilde Meireles (Participant), Rui Chaves (Participant), Aonghus McEvoy (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact


Topologies for Network Music

Author: Renwick, R., Feb 2017

Supervisor: Rebelo, P. (Supervisor) & Yang, J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy