Archive for ‘Marco Donnarumma’

May 21st, 2012

Inventor Composer Coaction

Photo by Jakub Gloser

We teamed up with the Red Note Ensemble for a special edition of Noisy Nights at the Jam House, Edinburgh. The Inventor Composer Coaction was a long-term project, designed to facilitate collaboration between composers and developers of bespoke digital or electronic instruments, for the creation of new music. We paired seven postgraduate composers from the University of Edinburgh (Jessica Aslan, Lauren Sarah Hayes, Stuart MacRae, Christos Michalakos, Shiori Usui, Harry Whalley & Richard Worth) with seven new digital instruments, designed by Marco Donnarumma (University of Edinburgh), Oli Larkin (University of Leeds), John Matthias (University of Plymouth), Adam Place (Bristol), Diemo Schwarz (IRCAM, Paris) & Ed Wright (University of Bangor). Details of the project at: www.inventorcomposer.net

February 23rd, 2012

Xth Sense First Prize Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition, US

Performing at Georgia Tech, US

The Xth Sense (XS), has been awarded the first prize at the Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition as “the world’s most innovative new musical instrument.”
The XS is a novel, biophysical wearable technology for musical performance and responsive milieux being developed by Marco Donnarumma at the SLE, Sound Lab Edinburgh. It consists of a free and open framework of hardware and software that reacts and interacts with the vibrations of muscle tissue.

The GNMIC is an annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musicality, design, and engineering.
It takes place at Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, Atlanta, US.
This critically acclaimed event seeks to provide a fertile platform for the advancement of the studies on New Musical Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)

The Xth Sense is a free and open project; release for public use is scheduled in April 2012.
Please, visit this webpage for further information.

November 21st, 2011

Xth Sense Performance – Dimensions In Sound**

 

Dimensions In Sound**

Sensor based performances

Feat.
Atau Tanaka
http://www.ataut.net/

Marco Donnarumma – Xth Sense Performance
http://marcodonnarumma.com/

Kaffe Mathews
http://www.kaffematthews.net/

Ben Freeth
http://dm.ncl.ac.uk/benfreeth/

+++ Plus Special Surprise Guest +++
Now confirmed special guest and AV Festival preview, Phill Niblock!
http://www.phillniblock.com/

7.30pm
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Culture Lab
Newcastle University, Grand Assembly Rooms, Kings Walk, NE1 7RU

Flyer Image courtesy by Chris Scott.

 

October 29th, 2011

Xth Sense Biophysical Music Workshops: Winter Sessions in Mexico, UK, Spain

Marco Donnarumma Xth Sense Workshop UNAM Mexico

The Xth Sense (XS) is a free and open source based technology; as such, its free distribution is an integral aspect of the research.
In this workshop participants build their own XS biosensor and learn how to generate interactive music from the muscle sounds of their bodies.

Winter workshops schedule:

  • 7o Simposio Internacional del Posgrado en Artes Visuales
    3,4,5,7,10 November at the UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autonoma in Mexico City,
    Info and registration;
  • CultureLab
    21-25 November, Newcastle, UK;
    Info and registration;
  • Matadac Festival
    12-15 December, Madrid, ES.

 

October 18th, 2011

Xth Sense at Seoul International Computer Music Festival

The Xth Sense is a novel, biophysical system that enables a performer to control and process interactive music generated in real time from her muscle sounds.
This research and the related model of biophysical music will be presented to the Asian academic community on 22nd October in occasion of the SICMF/KEAMS 2011. This engagement is endorsed by Creative Scotland.
A related paper “Xth sense: a biophysical framework for the application of muscle sounds to interactive music performance” will be published in the Computer Music Journal Emile Vol. 9 (December, 2011).


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