Joshua Hudelson

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Music Department of New York University. My dissertation project is a counter-history of the digitization of sound that gives priority to the concept of frequency. It locates the conceptual shift necessary for the digitization of sound in the development of the modern science of acoustics, circa 1900, and then charts the ascendance of a frequency-based model of sound through the twentieth century: from the invention of the Noiseless Typewriter to the proliferation of FM radio, Cold War research on digital signal processing, and the emergence of new sonic practices on the internet.


As a programmer, I have written an audio-rate external for Pure Data that uses the Statistical Feedback heuristic to synthesize sound. I enjoy performing live with this and other tools that synthesize sound via pseudo-random number generation and finite state machines. I was the sound designer, alongside composer Larry Polansky, for animator Stacy Steers' Night Hunter, which was official selection at Sundance and Telluride. I write educational games to promote braille literacy for BELLA Games.


You can reach me at: joshua [dott] hudelson [att] gmail [dott] com

Education
Fellowships & Awards
2017
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
2016
National Braille Press "Touch of Genius" Prize for Innovation (co-recipient).
2016
Library Resident Research Fellow, American Philosophical Society.
2016
Predoctoral Summer Fellowship, NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
2016
Global Research Initiative Fellowship, NYU Shanghai.
2015
Arthur L. Norberg Research Award, Charles Babbage Institute.
2014
Sound Signatures: The Max Planck Inst. for the History of Science.
2011-2016
Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, NYU.
2010
Arts & Sciences Alumni Graduate Research Award, Dartmouth College.
Teaching
2016, Summer
"The Music of New York," Instructor of Record.
NYU, Music Department.
2015, Fall
"Underground Dance Music in New York," Instructor of Record.
Eugene Lang College, Music Department.
2015, Summer
"The Music of New York," Instructor of Record.
NYU, Music Department.
2014, Fall
"Elements of Music," Instructor of Record.
NYU, Music Department.
2014, Spring
"Music in Cold War New York," T.A. Brigid Cohen.
NYU, Music Department.
2013, Fall
"Music in Cold War New York," T.A. for Brigid Cohen.
NYU, Music Department.
2013, Spring
"Listening: Music, Sound, Noise," Instructor of Record.
NYU, Media, Culture, and Communication.
2012, Fall
"Expressive Culture: Sounds," T.A. for David Samuels.
NYU, Music Department.
2010, Winter
"Visualizing Music," T.A. for Ramona Behravan.
Dartmouth College, Music Department.
Publications & Presentations
2015
"Mourning and Mediation in Electronic Voice Phenomenon"
Tuning Speculation III: (in)audible (im)possibilities.
2015
PRX: The Public Radio Exchange
2012
Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog
2011
"Electronic Voice Phenomenon"
Dorkbot, NYC
Related Experience
2016 - present
Head of Software and Curriculum Development
    BELLA Games
2014
Producer
2012
Executive Research Manager
2010-2011
Studio Manager
    Bregman Music and Audio Research Studio, Dartmouth College.
2010-2011
Carilloneur
    Baker Bell Tower, Dartmouth College.
2010
Sound Designer
    Night Hunter by by Stacey Steers.
2008-2009
Radio Host
    FieldNotes: Adventures in Acoustic Environments for WHFR