Hedy Hurban

Hedy Hurban is a designer of costumes and a composer of electronic/electroacoustic music. She is currently working towards her PhD at University of Plymouth where she is designing wearable technology body instruments to be used in new performance practices. Her interest in interlacing sonic and digital art with traditional folk performance practices has led her to create a prototype body instrument inspired by the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey. The interactive piece Dervish Sound Dress (2018) combines music, wearable body technology and live performance. Hedy has taught in a number of institutions across the globe including the Art Institute of Toronto, Canada, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Kolkatta and Hyderabad, India, and Sehir University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has showcased her collections at DSYN O4 (2004 Delhi, India) and has designed the costumes for the Operas Lampedusa (2019 Plymouth, UK) and The Mother of Fishes (2020 Pittsburgh, USA). She has a BFA in Visual Arts from York University in Toronto and a ResM in Computer Music from the University of Plymouth (UK). She is also costume designer and actor in Salaat and the music composer on several short films such as Dead Body, Grand Theatre and Picture Palace, Bees Mecanique, the episode Green and Blue and the feature films Salaat and Deccani Souls.