Marco Donnarumma
Since 2009
Works in Edinburgh United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Where performance art and sound art converge through technology, here lies Marco Donnarumma’s work. Italian born, living and working in London, Marco focuses on how to configure human bodies and machines through sound. He uses biotechnologies, software algorithms and body sensors to create intensely physical performances, concerts and live installations.
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Mediating physicality and the flesh - Mexico DF, Shanghai, Dresden, London

Fri Oct 18, 2013 16:05 - Sat Nov 30, 2013

Dear all,

here's my 6-monthly mailout October 2013.

View it at

You'll find more about:

- Nigredo wins second prize at TransitioMX 2013 New Media Art competition
- RPM Sound Art China: biophysical concert at Shanghai Biennial
- The Xth Sense: from the stage to the market
- Hypo Chrysos double performance at CYNETART Festival / Metabody Project
- DMT: Donnarumma, Tanaka, Michalakos new trio

Thanks for reading and sharing!
best wishes,


Biomediations, sound and body performance at TransitioMX, Mexico DF

Wed Sep 25, 2013 17:00 - Sat Sep 28, 2013

Mexico City, Mexico

25th September
Mexico City, h 17.00
Award ceremony + Biophysical music performance
CENART, Centro Nacional de Las Artes


Dear all,

my latest private installation work "Nigredo" (made with Linux, the Xth Sense and Pd), created this February during a residency at STEIM with Marije Baalman and other collaborators, has been nominated for the TransitioMX award.

In occasion of the award ceremony, tomorrow 25th September at the CENART in Mexico City, I'll be performing a 30 minutes concert for biophysical music, combining my earliest Xth Sense composition "Music for Flesh II" with "Ominous", the very latest music piece recently committed by the European Conference of Promoters of New Music.

The International Festival of New Media Art and Video Transitio_MX is the most important platform in Mexico for the expression and analysis of contemporary practices in artistic creation in electronic media and digital culture. It is a biennial festival that comprises three main activities: a symposium, an exhibition and a contest.

If you're around, be sure to come for this exciting event, and also to visit the related exhibition with national and international artworks drawing upon this year's theme of "Biomediations", with Artistic Director Dra. Joanna Zylinska.


hope to see some of you there,
best wishes,


EAVI Nite - Electro Anthro Visceral Intensity, London, 4th September

Wed Sep 04, 2013 20:00 - Wed Sep 04, 2013

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The EAVI research unit (Goldsmiths, University of London) presents a night of Electro Anthro Visceral Intensity with infrabass pulsations, electronic circuit crackles, leather bassoons, bio-interfaces and feedback drums. We're bringing together electronica, noise, and contemporary classical in a research of body and sound.

8pm doors / 9pm -12am
Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TY.

Joanne Cannon - Melbourne-based instrumentalist from the Bent Leather Band

Ryan Jordan - kingpin of the East London noise scene and noise=noise organiser

DMT - UK premier of the new trio with Marco Donnarumma (Xth Sense biosensors), Christos Michalakos (feedback drums) and Atau Tanaka (mobile phones) , ,

Matthew Yee King - Rephlex artist formerly with Bavin, toured with Cristian Vogel and Jamie Lidell playing solo.

Tom Richards - Electronic circuits, sonic sculptures, pulsing beats, indelible grooves

Shelley Parker - Haywire DJ, Structure organiser, and Entr'acte artist playing ultra lows and palpable frequencies

Mick Grierson - Brain-computer interface blow out

DJ to close by Man With Feathers




Incarnated sound sculpture live at New York Electronic Arts Festival

Sun Jun 30, 2013 19:00 - Sun Jun 30, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Jun 30 - 7:30pm

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, New York
Free entrance

"Ominous" an incarnated sound sculpture performance
Live acoustic sounds from the performer's body are digitally sculpted through a choreography of physical gesture. The result is an unstable sonic object which oscillates between high density and violent release. The listeners see through sound the sculpture which their sight cannot perceive.

This piece for the Xth Sense biophysical instrument was commissioned by the international Competition for Live Electronics, organized by the European Conference of Promoters of New Music.

Other performing artists: Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Anderson, Joshua Light Show, Maja S.K. Ratkje, Juraj Kojs, Mari Kimura with Tomoyuki Kato.

Press release
"Part of a shared evening co-presented with Pace University and Harvestworks as part of the New York Electronic Art Festival.

Marco Donnarumma’s Ominous is part of an evening of concerts and performances, providing audiences with an opportunity to experience cutting-edge electronic artwork from artists working across the arts and technology spectrum. The New York Electronic Art Festival brings talent into Lower Manhattan from around the globe to showcase new technologies and new artistic practices, and to celebrate the transformational intersection of the two."">>

hope to see some of you there,
best wishes,


STEIM Summer Party, Amsterdam

Tue Jun 18, 2013 16:30 - Wed Jun 19, 2013

Amsterdam, Netherlands



It’s time again for STEIM’s annual summer party!

The packed program of artists this year include young bioacoustic performer Marco Donnarumma, seminal Lebanese free improviser Mazen Kerbaj, and from California we have Laetitia Sonami and James Fei presenting a new collaboration for unstable instruments and modular synths. The evening will also have special intimate performances by Daniel Schorno and Sybren Danz in STEIM’s analog sound bunker. And to finish off the night some DJ sets by DJ’s Foom and Snoid. Mark your calendar, it’s sure to be a blast!

Date: Tuesday 18 June, 2013
Time: 20:30 (Door open 20:00)
Cost: €5
Location: STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwasstraat 134, Amsterdam