Rewind (2019)

Pete Stollery, University of Aberdeen

Rewind looks back over a 40-year association with the studios at the University of Birmingham, both as undergraduate/postgraduate student in the early days of BEAST through to undergraduate/postgraduate external examiner. A lot has changed, and some of it can be heard in this piece, including sounds/extracts of pieces made in the studios during this time.

Thanks for sounds to: Anonymous, Jonty Harrison, Jo Hyde, Andy Lewis, Adrian Moore, Alistair MacDonald, Nick Virgo, Rachel Williams.

Rewind was commissioned by BEAST for BEAST FEaST 2019 and premiered in the Dome Room, Bramhall Building, University of Birmingham on 2 May 2019.


Pete Stollery studied composition with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, where he was one of the first members of BEAST in the early ’80s. He composes music for concert hall performance, particularly electroacoustic music and more recently has created other work, including sound installations and internet projects. In 1996 he helped to establish the acousmatic collective invisiblEARts and in 2004 he was part of the setting up of sound, a new music incubator in NE Scotland. His music is published by the Canadian label empreintes DIGITALes.

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