(1972 - )
Pedro is a composer/digital artist working in electroacoustic music, digital media and installation. He has worked on the relationship between architecture and music in creating interactive performance and installation environments which include a series of commissioned pieces for soloists and live-electronics which take as a basis the interpretation of specific acoustic spaces. In 2002, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh where he conducted research in both music and architecture under the supervision of Peter Nelson and Richard Coyne.
His electroacoustic music is featured in various CD sets (Sonic Circuits IV, Discontact III, Exploratory Music from Portugal, ARiADA) and performed across international festivals. 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 and Evan Parker.
His writings reflect his approach to design and composition by articulating creative practice in a wider understanding of cultural theory. He has published on the relationship between sound and space as manifest in practices such as live electronics and network performance in journals such as Organised Sound, Springer AI & Society, Performance Research and Contemporary Music Review. Pedro has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007) and was Music Chair for the 2008 International Computer Music Conference and for the 2009 Sound and Music Computing conference. He was the first Director of Research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre and is currently Director of Education at the School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen’s University Belfast.