Pete Stollery (born Halifax, UK 1960) studied composition with Jonty Harrison. He now composes almost exclusively in the electroacoustic medium, particularly music where there exists an interplay between the original “meaning” of sounds and sounds existing purely as sound, divorced from their physical origins. In his music, this is achieved by the juxtaposition of real (familiar) and unreal (unfamiliar) sounds to create surreal landscapes.
He has collaborated with practitioners from all areas of the arts, particularly dance and sculpture and has recently produced music and sound design for a number of UK Visitor Attractions including Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh and Magna in Rotherham.
He is Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio at the University of Aberdeen delivering courses on the creative applications of technology in music and music education.
He is a board member of Sonic Arts Network, the national organisation promoting electroacoustic music in the UK and he edits the Journal of Electroacoustic Music published annually by SAN. In 1996, along with Alistair MacDonald, Robert Dow and Simon Atkinson, he established the group invisiblEARts whose aim is to perform acousmatic music throughout Scotland and to promote Scottish acousmatic music to a wider audience, both within Scotland and abroad.
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