[NetBehaviour] Xth Sense Biophysical Music NYC workshop, make your own biowearable - Oct. 4-5

Marco Donnarumma lists at marcodonnarumma.com
Fri Sep 26 16:52:01 CEST 2014


(apologies for any x-post)

HYPHEN HUB WORKSHOPS

Xth Sense™ - Biophysical Music with Marco Donnarumma
Make your own low-cost biowearable for interactive music and video

OCTOBER 4TH - 5TH 2014, NEW YORK

This weekend course offers hands-on experience and theoretical training in
the performance of biophysical music and visuals with the wearable
instrument Xth Sense™ (XS). Workshop participants will build from scratch
their own XS biosensors, then learn how to analyze and map the sound and
data from their muscle, blood flow and body movements to generate music,
visuals, and do live processing of sound. Attention will also be paid to
aesthetic considerations when using the XS system in artistic contexts.

At the end of the workshop, participants will take home the XS bioacoustic
sensors they built, and the related software for their own continued
creative use.

WATCH the Xth Sense in action: https://vimeo.com/86766860

Some topics covered in the workshop include:

- Theoretical background on the state of art of gestural control of music
- Introduction to the Xth Sense (XS) framework (technical overview,
capabilities)
- Building the biosensor
- An introduction to the open source artistic programming language
PureData, tips and tricks for using PureData in live settings
- Explorations of bioacoustic sound design capabilities
- Building audio modules and signal processing chains
- Aesthetics of bioacoustic sensor-based performance
- Mapping muscle energy to control values and real-time processing
- Designing an aesthetic vocabulary for body-sensor performance


ABOUT THE XTH SENSE

The Xth Sense™ (2010-14) is a free and open biophysical technology. With it
you can produce music with the sound of your body. The XS captures sounds
from heart, blood and muscles and uses them to integrate the human body
with a digital interactive system for sound and video production. In 2012,
it was named the “world’s most innovative new musical instrument” and
awarded the first prize in the Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument
Competition by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (US). Today,
the Xth Sense is used by a steadily growing community of creatives, ranging
from performing artists and musicians, to researchers in physiotherapy and
prosthetics, and universities and students in diverse fields. @xthsense

http://res.marcodonnarumma.com/projects/xth-sense/


DETAILS

REGISTER AT:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/xth-sensetm-biophysical-music-workshop-with-marco-donnarumma-at-hyphen-hub-tickets-13341421551

DATE: 4-5 OCTOBER, 2014

TIME:  11AM-5PM

COST: Regular: $280, Members & Students (with ID): $250 (+ $40 Materials
Cost)
Registrants are reminded to bring the $40 for the materials cost in cash to
the workshop.

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 10

CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS: mark at hyphenhub.com

LOCATION: The Red Door, 140 West 24th Street, New York (between 6th and 7th
ave)

COMPLETE WORKSHOP INFO:
http://marcodonnarumma.com/teaching/xth-sense-biophysical-music/


INSTRUCTOR
Italian-born Marco Donnarumma is a performer, musician, sonic artist and
writer based in London and New York City. He has performed, spoken and
taught in over 50 countries worldwide for leading festivals, institutions,
media labs and universities, such as Sonar+D, Festival Transmediale, FILE,
New York Electronic Arts Festival, RPM Sound Art China, ISEA, Stanford
CCRMA and STEIM, to name a few. His practice is considered a conceptually
elaborated combination of physical actions, intense sonic experiences and
forceful sensorial stimulation.
His work has been featured on BBC, Forbes, Reuters, ARTE.TV, Wired, RTVE
and ResonanceFM, amongst the others.

Full bio and CV: http://marcodonnarumma.com/bio/

wishing you well,

--
Marco Donnarumma
Performer, body tinkerer, teacher and writer.
#soundandmusic #biotech #freeculture
EAVI - Goldsmiths, University of London
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com
Research: http://res.marcodonnarumma.com
<http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net>
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