Dr Adam Hulbert

Dr Adam Hulbert

Senior Lecturer
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

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video art for Deborah Kelly and live performance in the Sydney Opera House of a  commissioned radio dramatisation of an unpublished work by author John Birmingham.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.


(20) 9385 1115
108 Robert Webster
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Hulbert A, 2020, 'Uneasy Intimacies: Acoustic Space and Machines of Presence', in Filimowicz M; Tzankova V (ed.), Reimagining Communication: Mediation, Routledge, New York and Oxon, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351015431
    Book Chapters | 2016
    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/
  • Journal articles | 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, 63, pp. 164 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20512856.2016.1244915
    Journal articles | 2016
    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/
    Journal articles | 2015
    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, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2015.jethc086
  • Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2022
    Hulbert A; Zielanoka A, 2022, Oceans Reimagined, Editor(s): Hulbert A, Published: 10 January 2022, Duration: 00:08:17, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://pueblonuevo.cl/catalogo/oceans-reimagined/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2022
    Hulbert A; Zielonka A, 2022, CRYPTD, Editor(s): Hulbert A, Published: 23 May 2022, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://eightyt.bandcamp.com/album/cryptd
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2022
    Nelson C; Hulbert A, 2022, They Thought it was Safe: Securing Children's Safety and Rights in Australia's Family Law System, The Whitlam Institute, Editor(s): Nelson C; Hulbert A, Digital audio, Published: 26 May 2022, Duration: 00:37:15, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.whitlam.org/publications/they-thought-it-was-safe
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2022
    Palangi A; Hulbert A, 2022, Break, Swing Wing Productions, Australia, Editor(s): Palangi A, Digital Video, Published: 05 May 2022, Duration: 15 minutes, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.aminpalangi.com/films/break/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2021
    Hulbert A; Exile T, 2021, We Made A Door: Building a Next-Generation Collaborative Music Platform, Published: 12 December 2021, Duration: 00:22:31, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiHmJRARMe0
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2021
    Hulbert A, 2021, Improfest - International Festival of Improvisation and Sound (live performance), Editor(s): Hulbert A, Published: 04 December 2021, Duration: 00:21:40, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.improfest.com/eventos/adam-hulbert
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Weng L; Hulbert A; Gibbs E; Schubert E, 2021, 'SLEEP through SURVEYED: USAGE and EFFICACY of STREAMED SOUNDSCAPES CREATED to HELP INFANTS SLEEP', in Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conferences, pp. 253 - 260
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2021
    Zhukov K; Hulbert A, 2021, Australian Women Composers’ Piano Anthology Volume III, Wirripang, Editor(s): Hulbert A, Compact Disc, Published: 03 May 2021, Duration: 00:53:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.australiancomposers.com.au/collections/print-music/products/australian-women-composers-piano-anthology-volume-iii
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2020
    Evans S; Hulbert A; Stuart H, 2020, Postcards from the Anthropocene, Eupcaccia, Editor(s): Hall M; Roros R; Trevaks S, CD, Published: 25 July 2020, Duration: 01:04:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.eupcacciarecords.com/product-page/copy-of-sandy-evans-adam-hulbert-hamish-stuart-postcards-from-the-anthropo
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2020
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Hulbert A; Trevaks S, 2019, Undercurrents, Undercurrrents, Esme Tibery Creative Practice Lab, 04 November 2019 - 04 November 2019
    Music Compositions | 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, https://citiesandmemory.com/2016/04/no-more-my-lawd/
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Hulbert A, 2019, 'Encountering a Fairlight CMI: A provocation for adjacency as a compositional tool', presented at SAM Seminar series, UNSW, Kensington, 16 March 2019, https://sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/events/sam-seminar-the-fairlight/
    Music Compositions | 2019
    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/
    Music Compositions | 2019
    Hulbert A, 2019, Verb Plots Tribe (Cities and Memory), Publication: Cities and Memory, publication category: Music Compositions, https://citiesandmemory.com/three-words/
    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
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2018
    Hulbert A; Mora M; Trevaks S; Contant H, 2018, Publication: Ritual 2.0 (debut performance at Controlled Voltage), Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://sydneyfringe.com/browse-the-guide-2018
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2018
    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, https://newsoundwaves.bandcamp.com/album/occult-space-jazz
    Music Compositions | 2018
    Hulbert A, 2018, Sleep Through Collection, Series 1 (Home, Sky, Ocean, Field, Forest and Rain), Publication: ABC Music, publication category: Music Compositions, https://www.abc.net.au/kidslisten/sleep-through/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2017
    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/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 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
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 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
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    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
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Kelly D; Hulbert A, 2016, Lying Women, Video, Published: 17 August 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/338.2016/