Pete Stollery


  • Pete Stollery
  • Year of composition: 2005
  • Duration: 16:51
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Gordon Forum for the Arts with support from the Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Arts Council
  • ISWC: T0116365322

With Resound, like the rest of the Gordon Soundscape project, I am trying to create an environment which examines a number of issues; our response to our aural environment, our sense of belonging to a particular place and our ability to remember through sound. Whilst making field recordings for the Gordon Soundscape I also interviewed a number of people talking about sound, particularly sound events that no longer exist. I found that people became quite animated when talking about these events, even trying hard to recreate the sounds and describe them using onomatopoeia. In Resound I have taken portions of these interviews — with John Alexander, Lorna Alexander, Melvyn Dalgarno, Bertha Forbes, Charlie Leslie, and James Mackay — and situated them within a montage of the field recordings — so, for example, we get an audio memory of a threshing machine accompanied by the more contemporary sound of an approaching combine harvester.


Resound was realized in 2005 and premiered on November 8, 2005 during the 34th concert of the Discoveries series in one of the auction rings at the Thainstone Centre (Inverurie, Scotland, UK). The piece was commissioned by Gordon Forum for the Arts, with support from Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Arts Council.


  • November 8, 2005, Discoveries Series: Concert 34, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie (Scotland, UK)