New media and sonic artist, performer and teacher, Marco Donnarumma was born in Italy and is based between Edinburgh and London. Weaving a thread around biomedia research, musical and theatrical performance, participatory practices and subversive coding, Marco looks at the collision of critical creativity with humanized technologies. His biophysical system Xth Sense won the first prize in the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition and was named the 2012 “world’s most innovative new musical instrument” by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, US. Recently, he curated the publication Biotechnological Performance Practice (eContact!, 14.2).
Marco has performed and spoken in 30 countries including US and South America, Europe, India, China, South Korea and Australia. His works have been selected at leading art events (ISEA, Venice Biennale, WRO Biennale), specialized festivals (FILE, Sonorities, Némo, Mapping, Piksel, Re-New, Laboral, EMAF) and major academic conferences (NIME, ICMC, Pure Data Convention, Linux Audio Conference@Stanford CCRMA, SICMF).
His projects have been reviewed on Reuters, Wired, Create Digital Music, We Make Money Not Art, Rhizome, Weave, Digicult, and appeared in the book “New Art/Science Affinities” (CMU and Studio for Creative Enquiry, US). Artist in residence at Inspace (UK) and the National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance (DK). His work has been funded by the European Commission, Creative Scotland, New Media Scotland, and the Danish Arts Council.
Currently, Marco is a PhD student for the Embodied Audio Visual Interaction (EAVI) Research Group at Goldsmiths, University of London, supervised by Professor Atau Tanaka, and fully funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
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Music for Flesh II - solo piece for Xth Sense biosensing wearable device
[RADICAL] use of biotechnology to integrate networked bodies and interactive dance
Altered self-perception and incarnated performance in New York, Seoul, Amsterdam, Graz
Biophysical Music Poland Tour - Bios@Techne@Art
Nigredo, new private work for altered self-perception and biomedia - STEIM Preview
Three biomedia performances in Rio de Janeiro: sonic, vexed, networked bodies
Ominous, new work for the Xth Sense at the 5th Live Electronic Music Competition, ECPNM, BE
DMT - a trio of biophysical music, augmented drums, hacked smartphones at ISEA2012, ABQ, NM
Sound, flesh, openness, and biotech in Europe, US, and Brazil
eContact! 14.2 -- Biotech. Performance Practice / Pratiques de performance
Music for Flesh and Xth Sense Biophysical Open Hardware, FILE festival Sao Paulo
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BodyControlled #4 - Bio Interfacing
Opening: Friday, 13.07.2012, 20.00
Open Stage: 14.07.-15.07., 18-21.00
with Performances and Installations by
Marco Donnarumma (UK), Claudia Robles Angel (CO) and Peter Kirn (US)
Keynote by Pedro Lopes (PT, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam)
BodyControlled #4 Facebook event:
It is not novel for multimedia performances to have a strong corporeal profile
primarily using gestures or actions coming from outside of the performer’s body.
However, the inside of the body can also be a very vital and diverse source
of material for artistic purposes. This approach changes the paradigm of the
gestural expression, bringing the processes going on under one’s skin to the fore.
BodyControlled #4 - Bio Interfacing presents three performances using data
collected from inside the human body: the EEG waves-based audio-visual performance
INsideOUT by Claudia Robles Angel, Seas of Tranquility by Peter Kirn and Marco
Donnarumma’s Music for Flesh II, where sounds are produced - and controlled - by his muscles.
A keynote presented by Hasso-Plattner-Institute’s investigator Pedro Lopes discusses
‘’Human-Computer Interaction: Artistic and Scientific perspectives on augmenting
our bodies’’. In conjunction with the events of the performance night, anyone can learn more
about the artists’ methods by taking part in the workshops presented by Claudia
Robles Angel and Marco Donnarumma. Or, come to LEAP in the 2 evenings after the
performance night, and try out the instruments on display at the Open Stage.
Exhibition: 14.07.-15.07., 18-21.00
Workshop: 11.07. & 12.07., 15.-19.00
“MAX/JITTER for beginners”, presented by Claudia Robles Angel
Places are limited
Workshop: 14.07. & 15.07., 13-19.00
“Xth Sense: Biophysical Music”, presented by Marco Donnarumma
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