My research activity reflects cross-disciplinary interests while intrinsically relating to my work as a composer and sound artist. My output as creative artist helps establish a framework for investigation in the realm of cultural theory, technology and design. My research into notions of design in Music and Architecture, led to fruitful work which has proven crucial to the discussion of new media forms such as interactive art installations.

In 1999, I initiated a collaboration with saxophonist Franziska Schroeder. Under the project “l a u t” we develop performance and research in digital media in the context of live and interactive environments. Large-scale research projects include  Co-me-di-a a EU Culture 2007 in the area of Network Performance, AHRC funded “Sounding Conflict: from resistance to reconciliation ” and AHRC funded “Understanding the role of music and sound in conflict transformation: the Mozambique case study”.

Selected Publications:

Fiona Magowan, Pedro Rebelo, Stefanie Lehner, Julie M. Norman, Ariana Phillips-Hutton, (2023) “Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation”, Bloomsbury

Rebelo, Pedro (2023). ‘Working through Creative Practice: Socially Engaged Arts Interventions’ In Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation, Bloomsbury.

Rebelo, P. (2021). “Sound and Space: Learning from Artistic Practice” in 3D Audio, ed. Patterson and Lee, Routledge

Rebelo, P. McKnight, M. (2019) “Spaces in Between – Towards Ambiguity in Immersive Audio Experiences” International Computer Music Conference, New York University, 2019

Rebelo, P. Velloso, R.  (2018) “Som da Maré and Participatory Sonic Arts: towards a socially engaged art of sound in the everyday” in Emmerson, S. “The Routledge Research Companion to Electronic Music: Reaching out with Technology”. Routledge

Holanda, Claudia, Pedro Rebelo, and André Paz. “Soundmaps as iDocs? Modes of Interactivity for Storytelling with Sound.” Leonardo Music Journal -, no. 26 (September 21, 2016): 80–82.

Schroder, F. Rebelo, P. Distributed Sounding Art – Practices in Distributing Sound (eds. Barry Truax, Marcel Cobussen and Vincent Meelberg). The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art . ed. / Marcel Cobussen; Vincent Meelberg; Barry Truax. Routledge, 2017.

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.

Hickmann, F. Rebelo, P. (2014) “Improvisation, Indeterminacy and Game-Mediated Participation in Network Music Performance” in Schroeder, F. and Ó hAodha, M. ed. Soundweaving” Writings on Improvisation. Cambridge Scholars Publishing ISBN 1-4438-5344-5

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

Chaves, R. Rebelo, P. (2011) “Sensing Shared Places: Designing a mobile audio streaming environment” Body, Space & Technology Journal Vol 10/01

Rebelo, Pedro (2010) “Notating the Unpredictable” Contemporary Music Review 29, no. 1 (2010): 17 – 27

Rebelo, P. King, R. (2010) “Anticipation in Networked Music Performance” EVA London 2010

Rebelo, Pedro (2009) “Dramaturgy in the Network,” Contemporary Music Review 28, no. 4 (2009): 387.

Schroder, Franziska. Rebelo, Pedro (2009) “Sounding the Network: The Body as Disturbant” Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Rebelo, P. Green, M. Hollerweger, F. (2008) A Typology for Listening in Place. Mobile Music Workshop

Schroeder, F. Renaud, A. Rebelo, P. Gualdas, F. (2007) Addressing the Network: Performative Strategies for Playing Apart. International Computer Music Conference pp. 133 – 140

Schroeder, F. Rebelo, P. (2007) Wearable Music in Engaging Technologies AI & Society Volume 22 , Issue 1 (July 2007)
Pages: 85 – 91
Bennett, P. Ward, N. O’Modhrain, S. Rebelo, P. (2007) “DAMPER: a platform for effortful interface development”
NIME ’07: Proceedings of the 7th international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, ACM, New York, June 2007, pp. 273-276
Rebelo, P. Schroeder, F. (2006) Performing the Order: The Messiness of Play. Performance Research Journal 2006
Rebelo, P. (2006) Haptic Sensation and Instrumental Transgression. Contemporary Music Review Vol. 25, No. 1/2, February/April 2006, pp. 27 – 35. Routledge
Renaud, A. Rebelo, P. (2006) Network Performance: Strategies and Applications. NIME 2006
Rebelo, P. Renaud, A. (2006) The Frequencyliator – Distributing Structures for Networked Laptop Improvisation. NIME 2006
Davis, T. Rebelo, P. Natural Selection: A Stethoscopic Amphibious Installation. Proceedings of Generative Arts Conferenece, Milan. 2005.
Rebelo, P. Music Prosthesis (2005) Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Multimedia Performances Annette Barbier and Marla Schweppe. eds.
van Walstijn, Rebelo, P. (2005) The Prosthetic Conga: Towards an Actively Controlled Hybrid Musical Instrument. International Computer Music Conference Proceedings
Rebelo, P. Alcorn, M. Wilson, P. A Stethoscope for Imaginary Sound: Interactive Sound in a Health Care Environment International Computer Music Conference Proceedings
Brown, K. Alcorn, M. Rebelo, (2005) P. Sound Diffusion Using Hand-Held Light-Emitting Controllers. International Computer Music Conference Proceedings
Davis, T., Rebelo, P. (2005) Emergence as a Sonic Construct. International Computer Music Conference Proceedings
Rebelo P. van Walstijn M. (2004), Designing Acoustic Thresholds, Les journées du design sonore, IRCAM.
Coyne, Richard, Pedro Rebelo, and Martin Parker. (2004). Resisting the seamless interface. International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), (4) 2, 430-442.
Rebelo, P. (2004). Haptic Sensation and Instrumental Transgression. Senses Conference, London College of Music and Media, London
Rebelo, P. (2003). Performing Space . Organised Sound. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Accepted for presentation at Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts:   Music, Environmental Design, and the Choreography of Space 2003, Baden-Baden
Al-Attili A, Young H J, Rebelo P and Coyne R (2003) The Design Implications of Time-Based Interactive Media GA2003 – 6th Generative Art Conference, Milan Italy
Rebelo, P. Coyne, R. Resisting the smooth: Time-based interactive media in the production of distressed space . (2003) eCAADe. Graz: eCAADe.
Schroeder, F., Rebelo, P., Nelson, P. (2003). Oscillation: Work for saxophonist, 3D animation and real-tome sound processing controlled by motion capture data. International Music and Gesture Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Coyne, R., Rebelo, P., Lee, J. (2002). Interaction Design and Theory . HCI2002 International Conference: South Bank University London
Rebelo, P. (2001). On the Coherence of Sonic Space . CADE2001. Glasgow: The Glasgow School of Art Press.
Rebelo, P. (2002). . Diffusion. London: Sonic Arts Network.
Khazan, R., Rebelo, P. Deacon, A. (eds.) (2002). Earshot 3: Time and Visibility, Essays on Sound and Architecture . Dartington: UKISC
Rebelo, P. (2002). Interview with Daniel Libeskind. Earshot 1. Dartington: UKISC
Rebelo, P. Wagstaff, G. (eds.) (2001). Earshot 1. Dartington: UKISC
Rebelo, P. (2001). Laut on Laut. Número v. 11. Lisbon: Ópio
Rebelo, P. (2001). e-music Número v. 10. Lisbon: Ópio
Rebelo, P. (1996) On the Composition of Liquid Structures (Masters Dissertation) Norwich: University of East Anglia
Rebelo, P.   (1995) Songs from Aldeia de João Pires, Portugal (Honours Dissertation) Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh

Editorship (Journal)

Rebelo, P. ed. (2009) Special Issue: Network Performance. Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 28 Issue 4-5  ISSN 0749-4467 (Print), 1477-2256 (Online)Khazan, R., Rebelo, P. (eds) (2004) Earshot 4: Time and Visibility II , London: UKISC
Khazan, R., Rebelo, P. Deacon, A. (eds.) (2002). Earshot 3: Time and Visibility, Essays on Sound and Architecture . Dartington: UKISC