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

PORTFOLIO (1)
BIO
Italian-born Marco Donnarumma is a performer, musician and writer based in London. He explores the dimensions of the human body in relation to real, virtual and cultural spaces through performances, concerts and installations. In his works, sound, machines and biology are configured so to integrate human and technological bodies into new living instances. His practice is considered a conceptually elaborated combination of physical actions, intense sonic experiences and forceful sensorial stimulation.

Marco has performed and spoken in over 50 countries across North and South America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. His works have been presented at leading art and music events (ISEA, Venice Biennale, Sónar+D, ISCM World Music Days), festivals (Transmediale, FILE, Panorama, NYEAF, Sound Art China, CYNETART, Piksel), museums, institutions and labs (Museo Reina Sofia, CaixaForum Madrid, STEIM, IRCAM, EMPAC, Stanford CCRMA).

An integral part of his practice is the creation and sharing of interactive biophysical instruments using free software and open hardware. Recently, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and Harvestworks (US), he co-founded XTH, a New York-based company making open source biotechnologies that use sound to enable different modes of expression.

He is the editor of Biotechnological Performance Practice (eContact! 14.2), a comprehensive journal publication on biotech and the performing arts. His writings have appeared in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press), in the book “New Art/Science Affinities” (CMU, Studio for Creative Enquiry), and several times in specialised conference proceedings, including CHI, NIME, ICMC, Pd Con, Linux Audio. Currently, as a PhD student at Goldsmiths London with Atau Tanaka and Matthew Fuller, he investigates how body theory can inform the design of combined biosensing and machine learning technologies for music and the performing arts.

Marco is a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the first prize in the Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition (Georgia Tech, US, 2012) for the Xth Sense; the Transitio New Media Art Award (MX) for Nigredo, created with Marije Baalman; and fundings from European Commission, British Council, Creative Scotland, New Media Scotland, and the Danish Arts Council. He has received commissions from Festival Transmediale and the European Conference of Promoters of New Music, among the others, and has been an invited artist in residence at STEIM (NL), Inspace (UK), and the National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance (DK). His projects have been reviewed on BBC, Forbes, Reuters, ARTE.TV, Wired, RTVE, El Pais, ResonanceFM, Weave, Create Digital Music, We Make Money Not Art and Digicult.
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EVENT

Live Media Updates February 2011


Dates:
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:49 - Mon Feb 28, 2011

Thesaddj.com - 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
http://bluespetroleum.blogspot.com/

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
http://inspace.mediascot.org/

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
http://inspace.mediascot.org/

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
http://www.hungaricum.de/

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.
http://netaudiolx.net/

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
http://www.dansehallerne.dk/

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
LATEST ARTICLES FROM THE WEBSITE:
these are just excerpts, if it sounds interesting please visit  thesaddj.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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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! http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net/2011/en/participate/ 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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This document has been created on a Linux machine using free, open source software only.
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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
PORTFOLIO: http://marcodonnarumma.com
LAB: http://www.thesaddj.com | http://cntrl.sourceforge.net | http://www.flxer.net
EVENT: http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net


OPPORTUNITY

Live Media and FLOSS Seminary, FAD Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Deadline:
Sat Sep 04, 2010 00:00

Location:
Brazil

FAD Festival de Arte Digital presents:

Live Media and FLOSS Extended Production Seminary with Marco Donnarumma - UK

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03-04 September - FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
@ Multiespaço - Oi Futuro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

11h to 17h

Cost: *** FREE - with prior registration

Information:

(31) 3229.3131 / (31) 9694.35.45

simposio [at] festivaldeartedigital.com.br

http://www.festivaldeartedigital.com.br

On-line program: http://marcodonnarumma.com/teaching/live-media-and-floss/

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Dia 03 e 04/09 - SEXTA E SÁBADO * necessário inglês | ministrado em Língua Inglesa

Live Media and FLOSS Extended Production Seminary - Marco Donnarumma - Reino Unido

Descritivo do workshop: Durante a apresentação, os participantes aprendem teoria básica sobre o Live Media e são apresentados ao conceito de FLOSS (Software de natureza livre). Na segunda parte, aprendem o significado de "processamento de dados de audiovisual em tempo real”. Na terceira parte, constroem estruturas básica de processamento e ainda descobrem truques e dicas para criarem sua própria ferramenta de desempenho. Na última parte, os participantes são incentivados a construírem novas ideias com seus laptops, instrumentos musicais, câmeras, máquinas fotográficas, webcam, microfones, sensores de dispositivos MIDI.

Biografia do artista: Marco Donnarumma (Itália, 1984) é um artista independente que trabalha com novas mídias. Professor, compositor, músico e baixista, mora em Edimburgo, Reino Unido. Sua pesquisa é focada em performances audiovisuais em tempo real, sistemas de computação sensível, instalações interativas e composições eletroacústicas. Suas obras, especialmente os projetos de performance ao vivo, são regularmente apresentadas internacionalmente. Donnarumma já expôs e apresentou em 19 países na América do Sul, Europa e Ásia.

Portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com
Personal Blog: http://www.thesaddj.com

[English Version]

Live Media and FLOSS Extended Production Seminary - Marco Donnarumma - UK

Brief description: Firstly participants acquire a basic theoretical knowledge about Live Media and are introduced to the concept of FLOSS (Free Open Source Software).
During the second part, they learn the meaning of “real-time audio-video data processing” through practical excercises illustrating different level of complexity in dataflow programming.
In the third part they build basic audio visual processing structures and find tricks and tips to create their own performance tool.
Eventually participants are encouraged to develop new ideas making use of their own musical instruments, cameras, photo cameras, webcam, microphones and MIDI device or sensors.

Bio: Marco Donnarumma (Italy, 1984) is an independent new media artist, teacher, composer, performer and bass player based in Edinburgh, UK. His research takes life in multiple forms such as audiovisual real-time performances, responsive computing systems, interactive installations and electro acoustic compositions. His works, especially the live performance projects, are regularly presented internationally. Donnarumma has exhibited and performed in 19 countries across South America, Europe and Asia.

Portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com
Personal Blog: http://www.thesaddj.com

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OPPORTUNITY

Live Media and FLOSS Workshop, Avellino, Italy


Deadline:
Wed Sep 01, 2010 00:00

Location:
Italy

Flussi Festival presents:

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Live Media and FLOSS* Workshop with Marco Donnarumma

Theoretical and practical audiovisual live performance laboratory using FLOSS.
Pure Data audiovisual real-time processing, tricks and tips to create your own performance tool.

*Free/Libre Open Source Software

Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th August - 14 hours
@ Teatro comunale Carlo Gesualdo, Avellino, Italy


Cost: 50 euro

The workshop is limited to 20 participants.
Accommodation available for participants.
Please register or ask for further info by sending an email to luca [at] flussi [dot] eu

Complete program available at
http://www.flussi.eu/text/workshop/puredata/FLUSSI2010_WORKSHOP_PUREDATA.pdf

Info in the above document are only in Italian, please write us to request comprehensive info in english.

Aim

The seminary seeks to give the participants who don't have previous experience in programming and Live Media practice the needed theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to feel comfortable within the FLOSS creation environment. The classes' aim is to make the participants able to understand and assimilate the diverse passages of the creation process of software ad-hoc in order to be independent during the planning and development of a FLOSS project (musical, audiovisual, multi-media or theatre pieces) using the audiovisual language.

The workshop will be preparatory to the implementation of Live Media performances realized by participants and presented in November 2010 at the 80 seconds International Contest.

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OPPORTUNITY

A10Lab - Live Media and FLOSS Workshop, London


Deadline:
Sat Jul 24, 2010 00:00

A10Lab presents:

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Live Media and FLOSS* Extended Production Seminary
with Marco Donnarumma

*Free/Libre Open Source Software

Monday 26th - Friday 30th July
17:30-22:30 daily

@ C4CC, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG

£80 pp
The workshop is limited to 20 participants.
Please register by sending an email to info [at] a10lab.com with the subject heading “Live Media and FLOSS workshop”.

Full information here http://www.crealab.info/digitalab/?p=393

In-depth Theoretical and practical audiovisual live performance seminary using FLOSS.
Pure Data audiovisual real-time processing, tricks and tips to create your own performance tool.

Description

The seminary consists of four parts. During the introduction the participants acquire a basic theoretical knowledge about Live Media. The introduction is extended through a review of selected audiovisual
works in order to explore and analyse the potential of the audiovisual research.

Therefore participants are introduced to the concept of FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software), they familiarize with few FLOSS software as they understand its practical and theoretical keystones.

In the second part participants learn the meaning of real-time audio-video data processing reviewing the most common production tools. Eventually they deal with the process of an audiovisual performance pre-production using FLOSS: from brainstorming and concept design, through planning of the audiovisual
format, to the collection of support materials such as texts, tutorials, and the drawing of sketches representing the logic structure of data processing.

The third part focus on Pure Data graphical programming environment.
Participants learn to communicate with Pd and how to surf through the audio and visual processing libraries. They build basic processing structures and discover tricks and tips to create their own
performance tool.

For the last part the work group is split in smaller groups. Through practical individual exercises participants acquire the technical know-how about the creation/collection of moving images and sonic
events within the Pure Data graphical programming environment, thus they develop an original software, following the standard realisation steps: beta-testing; analysis of errors and its correction; and final testing during a collective jam performance.

Aim

The seminary seeks to give the participants who don't have previous experience in programming and Live Media practice the needed theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to feel comfortable
within the FLOSS creation environment. The classes' aim is to make the participants able to understand and assimilate the diverse passages of the creation process of software ad-hoc in order to be independent during the planning and development of a FLOSS project (musical, audiovisual, multi-media or theatre pieces) using the audiovisual language.

Who's it for

Musicians, producers, live visualists, film-makers, programmers, sound designers or passionates of digital arts or electronic music and experimentation who want to enhance and extend their skills and tools will find this seminary inspirational and fundamental for the further development of their works and creative ideas, free from the limitations of user-friendly and proprietary software.

No previous programming experience is needed.

What to bring

Participants are invited to bring their laptops and encouraged to bring musical instruments, cameras, photo cameras, webcam, microphones, sensors, MIDI devices and fresh, unusual ideas!

Primary personal website and portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com/

Personal blog dedicated to new media art, digital freedom and music:
http://www.thesaddj.com/

C::NTR::L
Interactive environment for audiovisual performance with physical
computing: http://cntrl.sourceforge.net/


OPPORTUNITY

Pure Data Intro Workshop, 15-16th July, Electron Club, Glasgow


Deadline:
Wed Jul 28, 2010 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

\_\_PURE DATA WORKSHOP\_\_

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th July 2010, 3pm-7pm

Electron Club
CCA - Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

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Electron Club presents an introduction to Pure Data, a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing.

Pure Data is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max originally developed by Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM. Pd is free multi-platform software.

This two day workshop will bring participants through the basic idioms of dataflow, real-time audio and visual processing and networking. It is lead by Edinburgh based new media artists Marco Donnarumma and Ioann Maria.

What:

Participants will learn how to communicate with Pd and surf through the audio and visual processing objects libraries. Together we'll build basic processing audio and video structures and discover tricks and tips to create our own performance tool.
No previous programming experience is needed.

A sample of the workshop program can be viewed online at:

http://marcodonnarumma.com/teaching/pd-aka-pure-data-intro/

Who for:

Musicians, producers, live visualists, film-makers, programmers, sound designers or passionates of digital arts or electronic music and experimentation who wants to enhance and extend their skills and tools will find this workshop inspirational for the further development of their works and creative ideas, free from the limitations of user-friendly and proprietary software.

When & Where:

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th July 2010, 3pm-7pm
Electron Club
CCA - Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

How:

The workshops are free, but participation is limited to 20 people. To register a place, please send an email giving some info on your interests and current knowledge of Pure Data to:

pd [at] electronclub [dot] org

Participants should bring their laptops with Pure Data installed.
The most recent Pure Data stable release can be found online at:

http://puredata.info/downloads

We also encourage people to bring sensors, USB game controllers, cameras, photo cameras, webcams, microphones, sensors, MIDI Devices.
We'll learn by experimenting!

Instructors:

Marco Donnarumma is an independent new media artist, teacher, composer and performer. The understanding and the deconstruction of the semantic relation models among nature, man and technology is the main focus in his artistic research. The aim of his work is to highlight the communicativeness of human action through the use of self-designed responsive systems and physical computing technologies. His audiovisual real-time performances, interactive participative installations and electroacoustic compositions have been exhibited and performed in 19 countries across South America, Europe and Asia. He is a MA Professor of Sound Design for Sensitive Environment with FLOSS at LABA - Brescia Academy of Fine Arts, Italy. He is a researcher at FLxER.net and member of the board of directors of Live Performers Meeting, an international gathering of new media artists.

http://marcodonnarumma.com

Ioann Maria - new media artist, instructor, filmmaker, live video performer.
An active member of FLxER team and Dorkbot Alba -people doing strange things of electricity-, an organizer of LPM Live Performers Meeting - the world's biggest annual meeting dedicated to live video performance. With her wide background in multimedia arts, she now works with new media technologies and interactive arts, exploring new possibilities in creative artistic-scientific demonstration. In her recent solo and collaborative projects she investigates the issues of physical computing and human-computer interaction. Being passionate about numbers, she’s particularly interested in linking the pure mathematical understanding with the beautiful sensation of experiencing sound and image in the new coherent audio-visual artistic expression.

http://ioannmaria.com

\_\_ELECTRON CLUB\_\_

The Electron Club is a voluntary run space where people interested in things like free open source software, circuit bending, hardware hacking, computer recycling, streaming, audio and video editing, green technologies, and amateur radio can meet, use equipment, and share and disseminate their skills and ideas.
All are welcome.

http://www.electronclub.org