Mrs Hedy Hurban

Mrs Hedy Hurban

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Associate Lecturer


ResM - Computer Music - University of Plymouth (2017-2019)

BFA -Visual Arts - York University, Toronto, Canada (1993-1997)



Teaching interests

Wearable Technology

Costume Design

Sound Design


Art and Fashion History



Research interests

Computer Music, fashion design, music composition, wearable technology

Other research

Music and Science, Ethnomusicology



Reports & invited lectures

Plymouth College of Art (Plymouth, UK) Lecture on Wearable Technology; Past Present and Future, February 2019.

University of Plymouth (Plymouth, UK) Associate Lecturer in iDAT Research Group- lectures in Digital Cultures and Wearable Technology including workshops in building simple wearable systems on clothing using microcontrollers and fabrics 2018-2019

Conferences organised

Music and Sciences Symposium, ITU Technical University Istanbul, Turkey. April 17-19, 2019; Lecture Presentation: Wearable technology garments for use in new musical performance practices.

Musicology Symposium, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, October 25-27, 2018; Lecture Presentation: Dervish Sound Dress; exploring digital cultures through wearable technology.

SMC 2018 Sound and Music Computing Conference, July 4, 2018, Limassol Technical University, Cyprus; Lecture Presentation: Dervish Sound Dress; a wearable interface using haptic vibrations and computer music

ETT2018 8th International Istanbul Textile Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, April 12, 2018; Lecture Presentation: The Dervish Sound Dress; an exploration of wearable technology and sound design.

Additional information


Costume designer for Peninsula Arts Festival opera production of Lampedusa by Eduardo Miranda featuring BBC Singers sung in language created by Game of Thrones linguist David Peterson, February 23, 2019


Costume and sound designer for Charminar Films (2004 - present)

Composer of theme music for TV episode Green and Blue: Contemporary Islamic Art (2015)

Music Composer / Sound Designer and Costume Designer for feature film Deccani Souls (2012) with original compositions using a mix of ambient and traditional instruments and vocals in Urdu and English