Posts tagged ‘performance’

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.

December 12th, 2011

Event: Lunchtime Concert at SARC

Christos Michalakos and Lauren Sarah Hayes will give the lunchtime concert in the Sonic Lab, SARC, Queen’s University Belfast, 23rd February 2011. Details to follow!

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.


July 4th, 2011

Socks and Ammo

Socks and Ammo for piano, percussion and live electronics, is a new work investigating novel methods of communication between laptop and performer, as well as performer and performer, in an improvisational setting, using a vibrotactile feedback communication system.

First performance:
Hayes / Michalakos :: Socks and Ammo v.1 @ Sonorities Festival 09.04.11 by ElleEsAich
Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast, 9th April 2011.

Second performance:
New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 1st June 2011, Oslo, Norway.



July 4th, 2011

Vibrotactile Feedback-Assisted Performance

This work was presented at New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2011), May 2011, in Oslo, Norway and is available here.

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