[NetBehaviour] Sound, flesh, openness, and biotech in Europe, US, and Brazil

Marco Donnarumma devel at thesaddj.com
Mon Sep 17 11:58:11 CEST 2012


Dear friends and colleagues,
Hope to find you well and busy. Here we are with the fourth mailout
September 2012.
This message is sent only every 6 months. Thanks for reading.

see the fancy on-line version:
http://marcodonnarumma.com/next/sept2012/

sincerely yours,
Marco Donnarumma

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- New Xth Sense project finalist at European Competition for Live
Electronic Music

Ominous, a new work for the Xth Sense, my recent biophysical musical
instrument, was selected for the finals of the fifth European Competition
for Live Electronic Music Performance, during the ISCM World New Music Days
2012, BE. The event is hosted by the ECPNM – European Conference of
Promoters of New Music. After the performance on 3 November at De Singel in
Antwerp, the winning work will be announced by the jury.
http://res.marcodonnarumma.com/projects/xth-sense

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- Music for Flesh II, biophysical music at ISEA, New Mexico, US

After the exhibition at Stanford University CCRMA, the USA TOUR this May,
and the concert and workshop at FILE in Brazil, Music for Flesh II can be
seen in New Mexico during ISEA 2012. The International Symposia on
Electronic Art is "the most important academic gathering on electronic art
world-wide, bringing together the worlds of art and science in a six-day
conference and a season-long exhibition". Performance supported by an Alt-W
Award from New Media Scotland.
http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/music-for-flesh-ii

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- Biotechnological Performance Practice, a new publication out now

Biological technologies are computational systems driven by physiological
and corporeal processes of the body. In this publication I recently
curated, the use of biotechnology in music performance is presented through
fascinating articles by stakeholders and emerging practitioners, including
STELARC, Atau Tanaka, the Biomuse Trio, Andrew Brouse, Miguel Ortiz, and
myself, among the others. Published by the Canadian Electroacoustic
Community.
http://cec.sonus.ca/econtact/14_2/

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- Upcoming sonic body concerts in UK, Slovenia, Ireland, Hungary, and
Brazil.

The next UK biophysical music performances are scheduled at Noise=Noise,
and at the launch of Robots&Avatars, both in London. Other EU concerts
includes KIBLA Festival in Maribor, Slovenia; SARC Sonic Arts Research
Center in Belfast, Ireland; and Data is Beautiful at the Kitchen medialab,
Budapest. A new collaborative performance with Miguel Ortiz and Anna
Weisling will be premiered in Rio de Janeiro, with the support of the
British Council. See how to attend these events at the link below.
http://marcodonnarumma.com/calendar

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- Xth Sense biophysical tech schematic released, and user's forum now
on-line

The Xth Sense is a biotechnology based on free software and open hardware.
Schematics, tutorial, codes, and DIY documentation have been released at
the official project's website. Build your own Xth Sense and share your
projects, ideas, and questions using our brand new forum. We are now
building a larger developer team to deal with hardware implementation, and
Max/MSP, Max4Live porting of the Xth Sense software. Devs get in touch if
you wish to contribute.
http://res.marcodonnarumma.com/projects/xth-sense
http://createdigitalnoise.com/categories/xth

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- On the press: Reuters, Create Digital Music, and Digicult features.

International press coverage in the past months has been fairly consistent.
Get a grip on biophysical music performance, and read some thoughts about
biotechnological creative instruments, the sonic body, live computer music
performance, and the future of open artistic practice at Reuters, Create
Digital Music, and Digicult.
http://marcodonnarumma.com/bio#press

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Past Events Highlights

Turing Festival/Music Hack Day : Performance
FILE Hypersonica : Performance and workshop
Body/Controlled, DE : Performance and workshop
Moving Forest, UK : Durational performance
USA Tour : 6 concerts and 2 workshops
BEAM Night Café OTO, UK : Performance

--
Marco Donnarumma
New Media + Sonic Arts Practitioner, Performer, Teacher, Director.
Embodied Audio-Visual Interaction Research Team.
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London
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Portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com
Research: http://res.marcodonnarumma.com
Director: http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net
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