Research is a systematic investigation of some aspect of thought or reality which leads to transferable knowledge.
In artistic research, this knowledge, embedded in compositional or performative work, may be expressed through diverse media, including but not confined to written text.
19 October 2013: keynote at conference “Notation in Contemporary Music”, Goldsmiths College, University of London (paper "Notation as Liberation" subsequently published in TEMPO music quarterly).
25 April 2014: presentation at “Musical Practices: Continuities and Transitions”, Department of Musicology, University of the Arts, Belgrade.
15 May 2014: participation in panel of composers at Classical:NEXT conference, Vienna.
19 May 2014: presentation at postgraduate research conference, Leeds University.
15 May 2015: presentation at symposium on Dick Raaijmakers, Dag in de Branding (Korzo Theater), Den Haag.
12 September 2015: participation in symposium on electronic music composition, Gifu, Japan.
September 2015: Richard Barrett and Arne Deforce, “Dialogue on life-form for Cello and Electronics” in A Laboratory for Sonology, ed. Kees Tazelaar (The Hague: Royal Conservatoire Publications).
30 September 2016: presentation to composition class at Strasbourg Conservatoire.
27 February – 1 March 2017: classes on composition with electronics at IRCAM, Paris.
November 2017: classes and workshops at CalArts, Valencia, CA., and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
January 2018: awarded PhD by University of Leeds for the thesis "Music of Possibility", to be published later in 2018 by Vision Edition.
March 2018: chapter in K. Coessens (ed.), Experimental Encounters in Music and Beyond. Leuven University Press.
Presentation during Audio-Mobility symposium at Locus Sonus, Aix-en-Provence, France.
Presentation and panel discussion on audio-visual artist's initiatives. Temporary Gallery, Cologne.
“Doing Sounding Exchanging Thinking” symposium Stichting B.a.d. Rotterdam.
Audio-Mobility, article on audio-walks in Wi: Journal of Mobile Media vol. 9 no. 2.
Presentation “Writing Sound Art” during International Conference on Artistic Research, Den Haag.
Presentations during Dark Ecology Journey (Norway / Russia) 2016.
“Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi…” in Living Earth, Field Notes from the Dark Ecology Project, Sonic Acts Press 2016.
International Research Networks:
Network Member of Listening Across Disciplines, run by Dr. Salomé Voegelin (PI), Reader in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication, UAL, and Co-I Dr. Anna Barney, Professor in Biomedical Acoustic Engineering at Southampton University, UK.
Anechoic chamber research in Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk's 'Epistems of Modern Acoustics' group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, DE.
Publications and Media:
"Padded Sounds: The Latent Aurality of Anechoic Chambers", ed. Sabine von Fischer and Olga Touloumi, The Journal of Architecture, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK (forthcoming).
"Sound Attention", interview with Ariane Willson in Listen! Sound worlds from body to city, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (forthcoming).
"Sirens Taken for Wonder", Book contribution, Princeton Architectural Press, (forthcoming).
"Latent Image", catalogue text, Michaela Frühwirth, ROMA Publications, Amsterdam, NL.
"Long-Wave Synthesis, Field Notes from the Dark Ecology Project, 2014–2016", Sonic Acts Press, Amsterdam, NL.
"Long Wave Synthesis Commentary", Friday Milk on-site interview, Sonic Acts, VIMEO online.
"Infrasounding", public interview by Arie Altena and Lucas van der Velde, Sonic Acts book launch, de Balie, Amsterdam, NL, VIMEO online.
"On Long-Wave Synthesis, The Geologic Imagination", Sonic Acts XVI, Sonic Acts Press, Amsterdam, NL.
Seminars and Workshops:
"Contextual Agency", Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK (forthcoming).
Sounds Below Sea-Level, workshop, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Ein-Gedi, Dead Sea, IL (forthcoming).
"Urban Modes of Listening", seminar, Recomposing The City, Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen's University Belfast, seminar leader.
"Hearing Building", workshop & seminar in collaboration with RWTH Aachen, Hörstadt Bonn, Bonn, DE.
"Sound Signatures", Sound Studies Winter School, coordinators Carolyn Birdsall, Myles Jackson, Mara Mills and Viktoria Tkaczyk, New York University, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin and Amsterdam University (NICA), Amsterdam, NL, seminar presenter.
Invited Talks and Presentations:
"Latent Aurality of Anechoic Chambers", Sound and Sounding Art in Public Urban Spaces, Leiden University, NL (forthcoming).
"Ambient Subjectivity", Modern Body Festival, I / We / They, Den Haag, NL.
"Auditory Contexts: Examining Sonic Spatiality in its Social, Historical and Ecological Orientations", Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Helsinki, FI.
"Context Dependent Transduction, Listening Across Disciplines", Resonance FM radio broadcast, London, UK.
"Hearing Context", part of Kunstonderwijs en onderzoek, Academy of Theatre and Dance, Amsterdam, NL.
"Context Refracted", part of Listening Across Disciplines, LLC, London, UK.
"Anechoic Latent Aurality", Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, DE.
"Hearing Spaces", Delft University of Technology, School of Architecture, Public Building lecture series, Delft, NL.
"Spatial Refraction: Addressing the 'Where'" in Radio, Bending Baroque, The Orgelpark, Amsterdam, NL.
"Imaging Fate", Keynote talk, PSI#21 Fluid States Aural Lighthouses, Sontozium Museum, Santorini, GR.
"In the Company of Long-Waves", The Geological Imagination, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, NL.
"Urban Modes of Listening", invited seminar, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University, Belfast, IR.
"Electric Audio in Context", symposium 50 Years of Electroacoustic and Computer Music Education, Institute of Sonology, University of the Arts, The Hague, NL.
"Sited Listening", Keynote talk, part of Hörstadt Bonn, Bonn, DE.
"On Long-Waves", Performative Lecture, Kirkenes, NO.
Sited Listening, Sound Signatures, University of Amsterdam / NYU / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Amsterdam, NL.
P. Pabon, R. Stallinga, M. Södersten, S. Ternström: Effects on vocal range and voice quality of singing voice training; the classically trained female voice. J. Voice 28 (2014), 36–51.
S. Ternström P. Pabon, R. Stallinga, M. Södersten: The Voice Range Profile: Its Function, Applications, Pitfalls and Potential. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, Vol. 102 (2016), 268 – 283.
P. Pabon: Voice Range Profile based voice quality feedback. In: Future Perspectives: Handbook of Singing, Oxford University Press. [In Press, to appear 2016].
P. Pabon & So, Oishi, Additive Synthesis with Band-Limited Oscillator Sections. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference ICMC, Utrecht (2016), 22-16. [https://www.openconf.org/icmc2016/papers/modules/request.phpmodule=oc_program&action=program.php&p=program]
Jeyong Jung, Peter Pabon, Graham Flett: The Paradox of Random Order. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference ICMC, Utrecht (2016), 586-589.
K.Bell, D Meyer & P. Pabon, Correlational Study of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Symptomology and the Voice Range Profile in Singers, Phyladelphia 2015. M27.
P. Pabon: Where is the Singer’s Formant When the Level Goes Down?
Free paper session, FP S1 at PEVOC/MAVEBA, Florence, August 2015
P. Pabon, J.A. Snelleman, R. Rachelle: Overtone Singing: Selection by Amplification or by Damping? Is a Flow Modulation Mechanism Involved? Free paper session, FP S1 at PEVOC/MAVEBA Florence, August 2015
Pabon J.P.H. : Real-time Singing Voice Synthesis With Physical Models,
Si 16 > W 32. Workshop at the PEVOC/MAVEBA Florence, August 2015
Ternström Sten, Moisik Scott, Pabon Peter, Howard David: Future Directions for the Virtual Voice. Round table session with individual presentations at PEVOC/MAVEBA Florence, August 2015
P. Pabon: Digital Voice Synthesis: Catching the “Grain” of the Voice; the Search for Acoustic Textures and Patterns that Make a Voice Unique.
The Art of Voice Synthesis, Symposium, 11–13 May 2016, Amsterdam,
"Tactility, Traces and Codes: Reassessing timbre in electronic media", Article published in Organised Sound - An International Journal of Music and Technology, Cambridge University Press / Volume 18 / Special Issue 03 / December 2013, p. 306–313. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355771813000289
"Media sound and the conditions of technology"
Talk within the Film-Philosophy PhD Seminar at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis – Universiteit van Amsterdam - 1 March 2013.
"Media sound and the conditions of technology"
Institute of Sonology day at conDIT/cheLA (Buenos Aires) 5 May 2013.
Reading Group Participation
"Deleuze, Film-Philosophical Encounters" at UvA, coordinated by PhD Students Asli Ozgen-Tuncer and Nur Ozgenalp.
"Digital Materialities: tracing the digital", coordinated by PhD candidates Melle Kromhout and Christian Olesen.
Film-Philosophy Conference 2013 Beyond Film, sponsored by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and EYE Film Institute Netherlands.
Organizing Committee: Prof. dr. Josef Früchtl, dr. Jay Hetrick, Prof. dr. Patricia Pisters, dr. Maria Poulaki, drs. Philipp Schmerheim (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis), Prof. dr. John Mullarkey (Kingston University, London) and dr. David Sorfa (Liverpool John Moores University).
Film-Philosophy PhD-Seminar "The Speculative Turn in Film and Digital Arts at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis" – Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Winter school participation – Research Presentation
"Sound Signatures", organised by NICA (Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis), NYU, NYU Steinhardt, Volkswagen Stiftung and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. NICA, Amsterdam, 13–17 January 2014.
Reading Group Participation (2014–2015)
"Data Drive", coordinated by PhD candidates Melle Kromhout and Geli Mademli.
"4M: Matter – Materials – Materiality – Materialism", organized by Dr. Iris van der Tuin and Ann-Sophie Lehmann (New Media and Digital Culture, UU), funded by Aspasia, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
"Philosophy After Nature", organised by The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy. Utrecht University, 3–5 September 2014.
Lecture at "Setting the Tone", hosted by the HKU Lectoraat Performatieve Maakprocessen. 19 March, Utrechts Conservatorium.
"Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics" organised by CRASSH – Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, 8–10 July 2015, University of Cambridge, UK.
Paper presentation at Conference
"Deleuze’s Cinema Studies as a Model for a Problematising Sound Practice" at the Deleuze and Artistic Research Conference organised by the Orpheus Institute, 10 November, De Bijloke Rotonde, Ghent.
"Deleuze’s Cinema Studies as a Model for a Problematising Sound Practice" will be published in The Dark Precursor, featuring selected presentations from the DARE 2015 conference, Leuven University Press.
International Conference on Artistic Research The Hague 28–29 April 2016, Writing as practice – Practice as writing, within the sounding arts block. Organised by SAR.
Start of doctoral trajectory hosted at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts – Leiden University, under the supervision of Prof. dr. Julia Kursell, Prof. dr. Marcel Cobussen, Peter Ablinger and Prof. Frans de Ruiter.
May 2013: PhD defense Summa Cum Laude at the Technische Universität Berlin with the dissertation “On the Threshold of Beauty: Philips and the Origins of Electronic Music in the Netherlands 1925–1965”. (Supervisors: Stephan Wienzierl, Daniel Teruggi and Jan de Heer).
Summer Semester 2013: Edgard Varèse Guest Professorship for Computer Music at the Technische Universität Berlin.
November 2013: book release On the Threshold of Beauty: Philips and the Origins of Electronic Music in the Netherlands 1925–1965 (Rotterdam: V2_Instituut voor de instabiele media / NAi Uitgevers).
January 2014: lecture at festival Club Trans Mediale 2014, Berlin.
March 2014: lecture at the Philips Museum, Eindhoven.
October 2014: member of PhD defense jury for Joan Riera’s dissertation “Spatial Hearing and Sound Perception in Musical Composition” at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
November 2014: lecture at Philips Natuurkundig Laboratorium, Eindhoven.
November 2014: curator of the symposium 50 Years of Electroacoustic Music Education, Institute of Sonology / Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.
May 2015: curator of the Dick Raaijmakers Symposium in Korzo Theater, Dag in de Branding, The Hague.
June 2015: Nach Köln: Eine Auswahl aus Konrad Boehmers Memoiren, eds. Sander van Maas and Kees Tazelaar (Amsterdam: Konrad Boehmer Foundation).
September 2015: “The Installation of a Laboratory for Sonology: Gottfried Michael Koenig’s Pathway to the Netherlands” in A Laboratory for Sonology, ed. Kees Tazelaar (The Hague: Royal Conservatoire Publications).
October 2016: lecture “Electroacoustics and Music at Philips: From Mono to the Philips Pavilion” at the 51st International Musicological Colloquium, Masaryk University, Brno.
December 2016: curator of the symposium/festival Historically Informed Performance of Electroacoustic Music, Institute of Sonology / Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.
May 2017: book release Jan de Jeer & Kees Tazelaar: From Harmony to Chaos: Le Corbusier, Varèse, Xenakis and Le poème électronique (Amsterdam: 1001 Publishers, 2017).
May 2017: presentation in EYE Amsterdam of a new reconstruction the multimedia show Le poème électronique, based on Le Corbusier's original scenario (with Jan de Heer).
October 2017: lecture about and presentation of a new reconstruction the multimedia show Le poème électronique, based on Le Corbusier's original scenario (with Jan de Heer) at Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven.
November 2017: lectures and masterclasses about the music of Gottfried Michael Koenig at Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini (Genoa) and Conservatorio Guiseppe Nicolini (Piacenza).
November 2017: lecture about and presentation of a new reconstruction the multimedia show Le poème électronique, based on Le Corbusier's original scenario (with Jan de Heer) at Casa Paganini (Genoa) and Conservatorio Guiseppe Nicolini (Piacenza).