Professor Peter Stollery

Professor Peter Stollery
Professor Peter Stollery

Professor Peter Stollery

BMus(Hons), MA, PGCE, PhD, FRSA

Chair in Music

About

Room 011 School of Education University of Aberdeen MacRobert Building King's College Aberdeen AB24 5UA

 
 

Biography

Pete Stollery, BMus(Hons), MA, PGCE, PhD is Professor of Electroacoustic Music and Composition. He studied at the University of Birmingham with Jonty Harrison and was a founding member of BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre). His compositions are performed around the world at major festivals and conferences and most works are available on CD. A solo DVD-A (Un Son Peut En Cacher Un Autre) was released in 2006 on empreintes DIGITALes, Montreal and a further CD published in 2011 (Scenes). He is also passionate about education and working with young and emerging composers.

 

 

 
 
Research

Research Overview

When I first became involved in electroacoustic music, I was fascinated with the way that technology could allow the composer to work directly with sound, in a similar way to a sculptor or potter working with his/her materials. The ability to manipulate material at this basic level is, of course, a central aspect of my music for tape alone, which falls aesthetically very much within the traditions of the musique concrète and acousmatic music of France and Québec. This can be seen most obviously from later pieces which are concerned with the interplay between the “meanings” associated with sounds and these sounds as pure sonic material, divorced from any mimetic connotation. My music involving live performers also uses these ideas, particularly during the creation and subsequent development of materials and structures within the compositional process - a vocal or instrumental gesture might be generated through improvisatory techniques, much in the same way as I might improvise with sound transformations in a studio environment.

 

Current Research

 

 

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Funding and Grants

 

 
Publications

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  • Diverse Tremblings

    Stollery, P. J.
    Non-textual Forms: Compositions
  • Three Cities

    Stollery, P.
    Non-textual Forms: Compositions
  • crossing_bergen

    Stollery, P.
    Non-textual Forms: Compositions
  • Relationships Between Vocal Structures, the Airway, and Craniocervical Posture Investigated Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Miller, N. A., Gregory, J., Semple, S., Aspden, R. M., Stollery, P., Gilbert, F. J.
    Journal of Voice, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 102-109
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Effects of Humming and Pitch on Craniofacial and Craniocervical Morphology Measured Using MRI

    Miller, N. A., Gregory, J., Semple, S., Aspden, R. M., Stollery, P., Gilbert, F. J.
    Journal of Voice, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 90-101
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • 74 Degrees North: Full Opera Score

    Mealor, P., Stollery, P., Davidson, P.
    Non-textual Forms: Compositions
  • Scènes

    Stollery, P.
    Non-textual Forms: Digital or Visual Products
  • 74 Degrees North

    Davidson, P. R. K. A., Stollery, P. J., Mealor, P.
    Non-textual Forms: Compositions
  • Keynote presentation, Sound Travels

    Stollery, P. J.
    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts
  • Deep Wireless 6

    Stollery, P. J.
    Non-textual Forms: Digital or Visual Products

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