Joshua Hudelson

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Music Department of New York University. My dissertation consists of four ethnographic and historical case studies on sound in the 20th and 21st centuries: the Noiseless Typewriter, Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP), Cepstral Analysis, and Auditory Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR). I attempt to show how bodily juxtapositions, intimacy, and quiddity have been co-constructed with different developments in sound technology.


Separately, I am conducting research on "Statistical Feedback," building on the work done by Larry Polansky, Alex Barnett, and Mike Winter and Charles Ames. I have written an audio-rate external for Pure Data that uses the Statistical Feedback heuristic to synthesize sound (available soon). I am also working on describing the reweighting scheme used in Statistical Feedback in terms of Symbolic Dynamics.


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

Or on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/joshuahudelson

Education
Teaching
2015, Fall
"Underground Dance Music in New York," Adjunct Instructor.
Eugene Lang College, Music Department.
2015, Summer
"The Music of New York," Adjunct Instructor.
NYU, Music Department.
2014, Fall
"Elements of Music," Adjunct Instructor.
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," Adjunct Instructor.
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"
Fellowships & Awards
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.
Related Experience
2014
Producer
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.
2010
Chair
    Music and Philosophy Reading Group, Dartmouth College.
2008-2009
Radio Host
    FieldNotes: Adventures in Acoustic Environments for WHFR