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Ominous, new work for the Xth Sense at the 5th Live Electronic Music Competition, ECPNM, BE

  • Location:
    De Singel, Antwerp, BE

Dear all,

A novel piece for the Xth Sense [1], my visceral biophysical instrument, was commissioned by ECPNM (European Conference of Promoters of New Music), in occasion of the finals of the 5th Live Electronic Music Project Competition, during the ISCM World New Music Days [2].

The new work, titled "Ominous", is ready to be premiered tomorrow at De Singel concert hall, in Atwerp, BE.

"Ominous is a sculpture of incarnated sound… The performance embodies, before the audience, the metaphor of an invisible and unknown object enclosed in my hands. This is made of malleable sonic matter. Similarly to a mime, I model the object in the empty space by means of whole-body gestures. The natural sound of my muscles and its virtual counterpart blend together into an unstable sonic object… The listeners see through sound the sculpture which their sight cannot perceive."

Tags: multidimensional gesture, machine learning, muscle sounds, visceral embodiment.

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Also on stage tomorrow John Eckhardt, one of the most fascinating performers of the contemporary music scene.

best wishes,

[1] http://res.marcodonnarumma.com/projects/xth-sense
[2] http://goo.gl/a7B6g

Picture courtesy of Vipul Sangoi.