Adam Hulbert

Sonic Arts Convener
Lecturer

Adam researches into media and music, and is active as an experimental composer, performer and sound designer.  

He founded and performs with the Sydney City Humanoid Electronic Modular Ensemble. He directs the Sound Lab Ensemble at UNSW. He has a range of public works and commissions, including a three year residency with radio 2SER to remix free-to-air television live, a month-long installation in Martin Place using archival audio and motion sensors, video art for Deborah Kelly and live performance in the Sydney Opera House of a  commissioned radio dramatisation of an unpublished work by author John Birmingham.

His studio works include publication as part of the online Cities and Memories project which worked with field recordings of protests from Nauru Regional Processing Centre and an early field recording from Mississippi State Penitentiary (No More my Lawd), sound design for feminist artist Deborah Kelly’s video work Lying Women, an experimental audio documentary on author Philip K. Dick and classical music (The Owl in Daylight) that was commissioned by Radio National, and a modular synthesis album Phonoccultural Studies that explores the concepts forwarded by the global Occulture research group. He was recently commissioned by ABC music to produce long form audio for the ABC Kids Sleep Through program.

A founder of the Machine Music Research Collective, he has a range of publications around hyperstition and phonnoculture, soundscapes in literature and communication theory.

 

Subject areas

Publications

Book Chapters
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Hulbert A, 2020, 'Uneasy Intimacies: Acoustic Space and Machines of Presence', in Filimowicz M; Tzankova V (ed.), Reimagining Communication: Mediation, Taylor, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351015431
2020
Hulbert AP, 2016, 'Folding the soundscape: An ad hoc account of synthes\is', in Brits B; Gibson P; Ireland A (ed.), Aesthetics After Finitude An Anthology of Essays, Re.Press, pp. 99 - 110, http://re-press.org/books/aesthetics-after-finitude/
2016
Conference Presentations
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Hulbert A, 'Encountering a Fairlight CMI: A provocation for adjacency as a compositional tool', presented at SAM Seminar series, UNSW, Kensington
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Hulbert A; Trevaks S, 2019, Undercurrents, Undercurrrents, Esme Tibery Creative Practice Lab, 04 November 2019 - 04 November 2019
2019
Journal articles
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Hulbert AP, 2016, 'The precarity of the inarticulate: Two Kinds of Silence in Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock', Philament : An Online Journal of the Arts and Culture, pp. 27 - 55, http://www.philamentjournal.com/issue22/
2016
Hulbert A, 2016, 'Elsewhere, elsewhen and otherwise: The wild lives of radios in the worlds of Philip K. Dick', Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, vol. 63, pp. 164 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20512856.2016.1244915
2016
Hulbert AP, 2015, 'Without latency: Cathode Immersions and the neglected practice of xenocasting for television and radio’', View: Journal of European Television History and Culture, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2015.jethc086
2015
Music Compositions
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Hulbert A, 2019, Sleep Through Collection, Series 2 (Waterfall, River, Rice Fields, Pond, Canopy and Bushland), Publication: ABC Music, publication category: Music Compositions, https://www.abc.net.au/kidslisten/sleep-through/
2019
Hulbert A, 2019, Verb Plots Tribe (Cities and Memory), Publication: Cities and Memory, publication category: Music Compositions, https://citiesandmemory.com/three-words/
2019
Hulbert A; Young P; Hepworth K, 2019, No More My Lawd (Adam Hulbert reimagination), Publication: Cities and Memory project / All We Can't See: Illustrating the Nauru Files, publication category: Music Compositions
2019
Hulbert A, 2018, Sleep Through Collection, Series 1 (Home, Sky, Ocean, Field, Forest and Rain), Publication: ABC Music, publication category: Music Compositions
2018
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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Hulbert A; Mora M; Trevaks S; Contant H, Publication: Ritual 2.0 (debut performance at Controlled Voltage), Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Hulbert A, 2020, Sleep Through Collection, Series 3 (Beach, Stars, Rockpool, Valley, Creek and Garden), ABC Music, Published: 11 April 2020, Duration: 06:00:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.abc.net.au/kidslisten/sleep-through/
2020
Hulbert A; Trevaks S; Nikolaev I; Minutillo T; Jameson M; Zielonka A, 2018, Occult Space Jazz, New Sound Waves Records, Editor(s): Hulbert A; Trevaks S, Published: 01 December 2018, Duration: 32:00:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2018
Evans S; Eberhard S; Hulbert A, 2018, What She Sees, Rufus Records, Sydney, Editor(s): Hulbert A, Compact Disk, Published: 28 March 2018, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://sandyevanssilkeeberhard.bandcamp.com/releases
2018
Hulbert AP, 2017, 303 Reasons to get Slinky, Carolyn Johnson Films Pty Ltd, Sydney Film Festival, Editor(s): Hulbert AP, Film, Published: 08 June 2017, Duration: 00:02:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.thelastgoldfish.com/
2017
Page J; Walsh T; Hulbert AP, 2017, No Problem Too Big #1 - Artificial Intelligence and Killer Robots, The Conversation, Online and as part of Speaking With podcast, Editor(s): Hulbert A, Podcast, Published: 26 May 2017, Duration: 0:45:10, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/no-problem-too-big-1-artificial-intelligence-and-killer-robots
2017
Hulbert AP, 2016, The Owl in Daylight, Australian Broadcasting Association, Radio National, Published: 29 April 2016, Duration: 00:12:34, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/owlinthedaylight/7351564
2016
Hulbert A, 2016, Studies in Xbduction (Loc. 40.3921° N, 7.5445° W), Binaural/Nodar and Município de Viseu (Portugal), Viseu, Portugal / online, Editor(s): Hulbert AP, Stereo wav, Published: 02 December 2016, Duration: 00:10:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://binauralmedia.org/news/en/arquivo/9504
2016
Kelly D; Hulbert A, 2016, Lying Women, Video, Published: 17 August 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2016