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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/// Xth Sense.
The Xth Sense is a low cost, Open Source-based framework for the application of muscle sounds to the biophysical generation and control of music (or more generally for responsive milieux).
The framework includes a low cost biosensing wearable device, and a modular DSP software (Pure Data-based) for real time capture, analysis and design with muscle sounds.
Marco Donnarumma will be reporting on the methods used during the research, present findings, issues, and perspective outcomes, while discussing the aesthetic criteria underpinning the research.
Further info and live performance reel: http://res.marcodonnarumma.com/projects/xth-sense/
Donnarumma is a performer, new media and sonic artist.
He's currently interested in critical analysis and development of experimental paradigms for embodied interaction in performative environments.
/// Among the other invited speakers:
Ricky Graham (Ulster), Dennis Fischer (Ableton), Gregory Taylor (Cycling '74), Jeff Burke (UCLA), Alex Beim (Tangible Interaction), James Alliban (Augmatic), Katsuyuki Shibata (Fukuoka University).
/// About Imagine Create:
Imagine Create is a digital arts festival which brings together a leading-edge line-up of talents and minds from the worlds of art, design, new media and software development.
Expect five days of inspirational talks, demonstrations, panels, exhibits and performances delivered by the people and tools transforming digital culture.
The biennial event will take place at locations around the city of Derry~Londonderry and runs from 29 March to 2 April 2011.
For further information please visit the festival website http://www.imaginecreate.info
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