Peter Hulen

Peter Hulen is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music whose works are heard at juried conferences and festivals across the USA and abroad. He serves as Associate Professor of Music, and Chair of the Music Department at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana where he teaches music theory, composition, electronic music, and humanities courses. He received a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Tulsa, a Master of Music in Composition from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, an Intermediate Certificate in Mandarin Chinese from the Beijing International Studies University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Music from Michigan State University. He performs with the Indiana recorder consort Miscellanea Musica and the Chancel Choir of St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette, Indiana. He also landscape gardens, gourmet cooks, and tries to maintain some kind of contemplative practice.

Curriculum Vitae



60 x 60 Dance, 2011

Ball State University Festival of New Music, 2015

Electroacoustic Barn Dance Festival, 2011-15

Electroacoustic Juke Joint Festival, 2008-09

Electronic Music Midwest (EMM) Festival, 2008, 2015

Electronic Music Midwest (EMM) Invitational, 2011

EM | One, EM | Two, Ball State University, 2013-14

Festival Synthèse Bourges, 2002, 2007

First Baptist Church, Lansing, Michigan, 1997-2001

International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), 2002, 2008, 2015

Journées d’Informatique Musicale, 1998

“Media, New” Symposium, Grinnel College, 2005

Michigan State University, 1995, 1997-2001

“Most Significant Bytes” Mount Union College, 2001

New Music Hartford, 2008

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), 2015

New York City Electroacoustic Music Society (NYCEMS) Concert, 2015

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), 1998, 2009, 2011, 2015

Society for Composers, Inc. (SCI) National Conference 2009, 2014

Lansing Community College 2003

Southwestern Theological Seminary 1990

Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts 2009

University of Tulsa, 1986

Wabash College 2005-08, 2015

Les substances botaniques for solo harp (2014) Jaclyn Wappel, harp - SCORE

Buzz Feed for crumhorn electronics and tesla coil (2014) - SCORE

The student is expected to conduct himself at all times both on and off campus as a gentleman and a responsible citizen for electronic fixed media (2009)

Les Baptistes englouties video and electroacoustic music (2007)

Compositions - Explanatory Notes on Composer's Website

Organum series for electronic fixed media (2002-15) - PAPER


Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for SATB chorus (2014) Composers' Choir directed by Daniel Shaw - SCORE

Primitive for electronic fixed media (2013)

Sitting 328b for electronic fixed media (2014)

Lamentationes Jeremiae I for speaking vocalist and live electronics (2012) - SCORE

Virtual Duet for solo bassoon fixed electronics and point-source loudspeaker array (2008) Susan Nelson, bassoon - SCORE - PAPER

Klirrfarbenstrukturen for electronic fixed media (1997) - SCORE - PAPER



This is an octophonic study of call and response. While this form is pervasive in Sub-Saharan and African-American cultural traditions, the inspiration for this piece came from a rural U.S., white religious congregation singing with a precentor lining out and the congregation responding in harmony. A mockup of this type of singing was recorded and processed through a patch that created randomized 30 ms grains from 64 tracks, distributing the results across eight signals, which were processed according to a formal scheme. Also included are processed samples from a 1942 Alan Lomax recording of Southern Sacred Harp singing.