Live Media Updates February 2011 - New Media Art and Open Source Culture
Marco Donnarumma's blog around new media art, sound research, shared knowledge, and constructive criticism

Upcoming events: 

4-5 March, 2011
Pure Data mini-conference
- Solo sonic piece Music for Flesh I for augmented muscles sounds (Xth Sense Biosensing Wearable Technology)
- Paper Presentation: “Xth Sense: Researching biological sounds of the body for an experimental paradigm of musical performance”
Marco Donnarumma
Department of Music, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

12-16 March, 2011
Inspace, Non-Bio Boom New Work Residency
- Development of a site specific, multi-channel participatory concert for Xth Sense Biosensing Wearable Technology
Marco Donnarumma
Inspace, Informatics DPT University of Edinburgh and New Media Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

15 March, 2011
Inspace, Non-Bio Boom, Live Media 
- Solo sonic piece Music for Flesh I for augmented muscles sounds (Xth Sense Biosensing Wearable Technology)
- Premiere of a new multi-channel, participatory Cagean Musicircus for Xth Sense Technology.
Marco Donnarumma
Inspace, Informatics DPT University of Edinburgh and New Media Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

9 April 2011
Expanded Video Performance
- Audiovisual concert I C::ntr::l Nature v.3.0 for augmented bass guitar and butterfly
Marco Donnarumma
CHB, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

15-16 April, 2011
Netaudio LX, Lisbon
- 2 Days Workshop Pure Data for Live Media
- Invited speaker
Kuoyah concert for live electronics
Marco Donnarumma
Cinema S.Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal.

24 May to 6 June, 2011
Host Guest Ghost, Danish National School of Contemporary Dance 
- two weeks workshop in partnership with the Skolen for Moderne Dans (Danish National School of Contemporary Dance).
Training and formation of dance and music students to develop a live media piece for interactive dance.
Project will be developed around the Xth Sense biosensing wearable technology, in order to implement a biologically sensing and responsive environment controlled and excited by the performers in real time.
Public event and final presentation on 5th June.
Project leader: Marco Donnarumma with Jeannette Ginslov
Dansehallerne, Centre for Modern Dance, Copenhagen, Denmark

Past events:
- Talk "Pure Data and Hacktive Behaviours" @ Edinburgh Linux User Group, Scotland, UK
- Live impro sonification for Shu Lea Cheang and Martin Howse "UKI" @ Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway
- Presentation "Golden Shield Music, a sonification of IT censorship techs" @ Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway
For further information about workshops, contents, collaborations, commissions or critics feel free to drop me a line at:
info [at] thesaddj [dot] com
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Some Autonomous Systems Short-listed at Screengrab New Media Art Award
31st October 2010
My recent works Golden Shield Music and The Invisible Suns Project were both short-listed at Screengrab New Media Art Award and they are currently being exhibited at eMerge Gallery, Townsville in Australia. The exhibition is organized by James Cook University, if you’d happen to be in the area the show runs until 18th November […]

Call for Submissions - Linux Audio Conference, 2011, Ireland
2nd November 2010
Paper-submission, call-for-music and registration are now open for the Linux Audio Conference 2011 – May 6-8 2011, Maynooth, Ireland. As in previous years, we will have a full program of talks, workshops and music. The Linux Audio Conference 2011 will include several concerts. We are looking for music that has been produced or composed entirely or mostly using GNU/Linux […]

Listen: High Spheres, Participatory Soundscape Concert @ Re-New Festival, 2010
2nd November 2010
I just uploaded an excerpt from 6 channels open air participatory soundscape concert “High Spheres” hosted at Re-new Festival, Copenhagen in May 2010. The concert – performed by the audience and managed by an autonomous responsive system developed in Pd – took place for the opening of the festival and last around […]

libpd: An embeddable sound engine for Android, iOS, C, Java, and more
5th November 2010
libpd has reached a 0.1 release, enabling developers to use Pd as a sound engine in their applications. Out of the gate, we have extensive code samples for Android 1.5 and later, plus the basic tools to work on iOS (recent armv7 recommended for now, with other devices soon). In the near […]

“Golden Shield Music” reviews on We Make Money Not Art and Wired
29th November 2010
While here in Edinburgh we are drowning in the snow, I thought I’d post a brief note about few reviews published in these days after my appearance at Piksel Festival (hopefully soon you’ll get also a report of the festival). A fantastic and accurate review of my talk at Piksel “Golden Shield Music: sonification of IT […]

Undervine, data visualization + Pure Data sonification at SFMOMA, San Francisco
3rd December 2010
Hans Christoph Steiner just posted his latest collaborative project Undervine to the Pd-announce mailing list. Data sonification made in Pure Data. Below the original message by Hans. Working again with Bobby Pietrusko and Stewart Smith, I created sonification for visualization of data about the global wine industry. It opened […]

Report: Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway 2010
22nd December 2010
In November I had the great pleasure to take part in the Piksel Festival 2010. I presented the work Golden Shield Music, a sonification of IT censorship technologies during a talk focused on the current state of IT censorship techs. Piksel “is an international event for artists and developers working with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in […]

Pd inside: The Inception app
6th January 2011
via Pd announce list RjDj strikes the mainstream world once again… Next level: Inception The App with Christopher Nolan, Hans Zimmer and … RjDj. Over the last couple of months RjDj teamed up with film director Christopher Nolan and Composer Hans Zimmer and brought the concept of augmented sound to a whole new level. The first result of […]

Thimbl – the anti-twitter and the Telekommunist Manifesto
28th January 2011
Original message from the Thimbl project team. Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve sent out a email newsletter, hasn’t it? As some of you may know, I’ve gotten drawn into the world of social media, and have been hanging around in places like Facebook and Twitter. There are a few reasons for this, one, to […]

3rd Pure Data Scots Users Meet Up, 4th February, Glasgow
2nd February 2011
Hi all, here a little reminder. On Friday 4th February we’ll be gathering for the 3rd Pure Data Scots User MeetUp. The meeting kicks off at 15.00 at the Electron room, CCA, Glasgow. Meeting is free, public and open to all practitioners, beginners, artists, programmers, musicians, passionates of digital arts and simply anybody who might be interested in spending […]

LPM Rome IX Edition Call for Works
3rd February 2011
LPM 2011 ROME MINSK from LPM Live Performers Meeting on Vimeo. Ready to participate? The LPM registration form LPM is on-line. Hurry-up and send us your project! We are looking for live audiovisual performances, vj sets, interactive installations and workshops proposals from artists, practitioners, thinkers and makers involved in LIVE VIDEO. This year we aim at investigating and presenting […]

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Marco Donnarumma aka TheSAD
Independent New Media and Sonic Arts Professional, Performer, Instructor
ACE, Sound Design MSc by Research (ongoing)
The University of Edinburgh, UK
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laomvoao Feb. 23 2011 12:21Reply


Charlie March 2 2011 15:03Reply

Great job. It's hard to keep up with new technology.

Marco Donnarumma March 2 2011 15:28Reply

Thanks everybody, your feedbacks are much appreciated.
And, yes indeed, there's so much happening and so much to explore!