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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Hypo Chrysos, action art for vexed body and biophysical media


"Hypo Chrysos exasperates the viscerality of the body system, so to critically explore the territory in between biosciences, technology and performance art." Octophonic corporeal sound, sensing video and 2 concrete blocks of 15kg each.


Hypo Chrysos is the second, new performance work based on the Xth Sense (XS), a biophysical open technology for musical performance and responsive milieux.

This work tries to investigate a very different field of interaction, if compared to my previous piece for the XS, titled Music for Flesh II.


Liveness, Prosthesis and Avatars in US, Mexico and UK

Wed Feb 29, 2012 07:25 - Wed Mar 14, 2012

Latest award, upcoming performances and talks, a seminar with Daito Manabe, plus TV and radio interviews:


Xth Sense first prize at Margareth Guthman Musical Instrument competition, US

Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:10 - Mon Feb 20, 2012

United States of America

The Xth Sense [1], has been awarded the first prize at the prestigious Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition [2] as "the world's most innovative new musical instrument."

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, 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 the link below for further information.

[1] a biophysical wearable technology for musical performance and responsive milieux



Hypo Chrysos - Premiere of a new biomedia performance, Matadac Fest

Fri Dec 16, 2011 20:00 - Fri Dec 16, 2011

Madrid, Spain

Dear all,

this is to cordially invite you to the premiere of my latest work titled "Hypo Chrysos".
It is a new biomedia performance for enhanced body, interactive multi-channel sound and video.

Friday 16th December
h 20.00
Auditorium, CaixaForum, Madrid.

Following, Herman Kolgen will perform his work "Inject".


Hypo Chrysos is the second piece of a series of bio-interactive works based on the Xth Sense (XS), an open, biophysical and wearable technology I've recently developed.

The work was composed ad hoc for the Matadac festival in Madrid, which this year explores the theme of Machines and Flesh.
In conjunction with this premiere, I'm teaching a workshop on biophysical generation and control of music and video using the Xth Sense tech.

Hypo Chrysos:
Xth Sense:
XS Workshop:

Matadac Festival:

Hope to see some of you there,
best wishes,


Body and technological mediation in Seoul, Mexico City, Newcastle

Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:30 - Tue Dec 20, 2011

Upcoming performances, workshops, talks and a call for papers: