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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hoping it might be of interest, I'm writing to forward the info related to the Xth Sense (XS) Summer Workshops.
The XS is a free and open biophysical technology.
It was recently named the "world's most innovative new musical instrument" by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (US).
Courses are taking place worldwide, below detailed info and how to get involved.
Xth Sense - Sonic Body and Biophysical Music
Build your own low cost biosensing wearable device for muscle sounds.
Hands-on training in augmentation of the body for musical performance.
\\\\\ MEXICO DF | *Liveness*
It is the first Mexican gathering of international artists
whose main interest lies in the critical investigation and distribution
of a discourse around theater, dance or performance practices that rely
on a tight relationship between body and technology.
@ Centro Multimedia del Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico DF
\\\\\ NEW YORK | *Harvestworks*
in 1977, its mission is to support the creation and presentation of art
works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies.
@ Harvestworks, New York, USA
\\\\\ LONDON | *BEAM Festival*
It is a high-tech music weekender, a playground of homemade
instruments and sonic installations, where you can listen to, watch and
learn how to create your own physically living electronic music.
@ Artaud Forum, Brunel University, London, UK
\\\\\ BERLIN | To be announced
This session needs to be confirmed, but expression of interest are welcome.
Visit this page below, and book your place by visiting the related links for each event.
Places are limited to 10 participants for each session, so it is recommended to book in advance.
If you want to host an Xth Sense workshop, don't hesitate to contact meat http://marcodonnarumma.com/contact
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