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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This weekend, a concert of biophysical and mobile music in New York.
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker
Info at: http://bit.ly/K1PA9m
In a double bill on May 19th, Marco Donnarumma starts with a performance utilizing the award-winning biophysical instrument Xth sense, that he teaches this weekend in a class at Harvestworks. This is followed by Adam Parkinson's and Atau Tanaka's exploitation of a common consumer electronics device, the iPhone.
Marco Donnarumma's Music for Flesh II is a seamless mediation between human biosonic potential and algorithmic composition. By enabling a computer to amplify and augment the muscle sounds of human tissues, the work approaches the biological body as a means for computational artistry.
Adam Parkinson & Atau Tanaka reappropriate the iPhone and its advanced technical capabilities to transform the consumer object into an expressive musical instrument for concert performance. In a duo, with one in each hand, they create a chamber music, 4-hands iPhone.
Picture: Marco Donnarumma live with the Xth Sense at Cafè OTO, London 2012. Courtesy of Parag K Mital.
hope to see some of you there,
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