Professor Peter Stollery
BMus(Hons), MA, PGCE, PhD, FRSA
Chair in Music
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.
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.
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The Wow Factor? A Comparative Study of the Development of Student Music Teachers' Talents in Scotland and AustraliaEducational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 105-117Contributions to Journals: Articles
Far Afield - A Webbed Hand Compilation: Banchory Ears (Track B02)Non-textual Forms: Digital or Visual Products
Fields of SilenceNon-textual Forms: Compositions
Gordon SoundscapeNon-textual Forms: Compositions
ResoundNon-textual Forms: Compositions
Vibro No.3: The Citizen Band IssueNon-textual Forms: Digital or Visual Products
Banchory EarsNon-textual Forms: Compositions
Vox MagnaNon-textual Forms: Compositions
Some Perspectives on Musical Gift and Musical IntelligenceBritish Journal of Music Education, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 89-102Contributions to Journals: Articles