Ulf A. S. Holbrook

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Musicology
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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 2 ZEB-bygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1017 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

  • Acoumatic, electroacoustic and algorithmic composition.
  • Spatialization methods.
  • Ambisonics, 3D audio and wavefield synthesis.
  • Music technology.

Ulf A. S. Holbrook is a composer and sound artist with interests in the development of spatio-musical relationships between electroacoustic composition, improvisation and sound art. I develop tools for use in different multichannel systems, which aim at a non-sweet spot, idiosyncratic methodology for working with sound in space. 

Self-authored software and processing algorithms are central to my artistic practice. Through this research project I'm exploring and developing tools and methodologies for working with algorithmic systems for the spatialisation of sound and music, as well as exploring the potential multimodal perception these methods can give the listener.

I have a background as a sculptor, carpenter, sound technician and exhibition technician.




  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (2000-2004).
  • MA (Hons) Music Technology, University of Limerick, Ireland (2013-2014).
Tags: Composition, 3D sound, Sound installations, Music Technology, Music Cognition, Sound Theory, Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Signal Processing, Programming



  • Borka (Winds), Tiny Portraits series, Flaming Pines, 2017.

  • From Weederdooper to DuPlessi onSonic Mmabolela 2014”, Free Music Archive, 2016.

  • 3 fantasies, mine, all mine! Records, 2008.

  • 31 ballads for email users, Slow Vibration, 2008.

  • lightning sunbath, Time-Theory Netlabel, 2008.

  • mam! Records sampler (summer 2008), mine, all mine! records, 2008.

  • ON, various artists, Dimented Droid Netlabel, 2008.

  • end sinister, Subeclectic Records, 2008.

  • taxonomia, Time-Theory Netlabel, 2008.

  • æther, Time-Theory Netlabel, 2008.

  • Artifices, Noise-Joy, 2007.

  • Convergence, Slow Vibration, 2007.



  • Highflex, 2014.

  • TORI NO KAIGI (ichi), Trente Oiseaux, 2009.

With Cloudbuilder:

  • Ep#1, Ep#2, Ep#3, 2013.

  • Lowrider, 2011.

  • Holbrook, Ulf A. S. (2017). Methods and techniques for stochastic spatialisation - A case of Hot Pocket.
  • Holbrook, Ulf A. S. (2017). Sørlandet - EAU-NKFi100.
  • Holbrook, Ulf A. S. (2016). Juliusvariasjon.
  • Holbrook, Ulf A. S. (2016). Materials.
  • Tveit, Anders & Holbrook, Ulf A. S. (2016). REUNION2012: A novel interface for sound producing actions through the game of chess – Adaption for Kyma.
  • Holbrook, Ulf A. S. (2014). Invocation of the equivocation: Towards an understanding of noise..

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