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, 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) 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 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.
On this site there are lists of projects/works and publications/writing which link to either more details or to actual materials. Some projects link to dedicated websites and some are fully documented here. The works section in include performance materials, scores, audio and video documentation as well as descriptions and sometimes programme notes and details of performances and public presentations. The writing section consists of references or links to papers published in academic journals such as Organized Sound, Contemporary Music Review, Performance Research, Leonardo or conferences such as NIME, ICMC, SMC, Mobile Music Workshop, ISEA amongst others.