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

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BIO
Performer, new media and sound artist, teacher, Marco Donnarumma was born in Italy and is based in London. He is a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London, funded by the European Research Council and supervised by Prof. Atau Tanaka and Dr. Matthew Fuller.

Marco looks at the collision of critical creativity with humanized technologies. He is known for his body-based performance works with custom open biotechnologies and physical interactive systems. He is a Harvestworks Creativity + Technology = Enterprise Fellow (New York, US) with support by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Marco has performed and spoken in 50 countries including US and South America, Europe, India, China, South Korea and Australia. His works have been selected at leading art events (ISEA, Venice Biennale, WRO Biennale), specialized festivals and venues (FILE, Panorama, EMPAC, New York Electronic Arts Festival, Sonorities, Némo, Mapping, Piksel, Re-New, Laboral) and major academic conferences (NIME, ICMC, Pure Data Convention, Linux Audio Conference @ Stanford CCRMA, SICMF). He curated a comprehensive journal publication on biotech and performing arts entitled Biotechnological Performance Practice (eContact! 14.2). His writings have appeared in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press), in the book “New Art/Science Affinities” (CMU and Studio for Creative Enquiry, US), and several times in specialised conference proceedings.

His biophysical system Xth Sense won the 1st prize in the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition (Georgia Tech, US). He has been artists in residence at STEIM (NL), Inspace (UK), and National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance (DK). His work has been funded by the European Commission, British Council, Creative Scotland, New Media Scotland, and the Danish Arts Council. His projects have been reviewed on BBC, Reuters, Wired, RTVE, El Pais, Weave, Create Digital Music, We Make Money Not Art, Rhizome, and Digicult.

Currently, he investigates how body theory can provide perspectives on the design of combined biosensing and machine learning technologies for music and the performing arts.
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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


EVENT

High Spheres - Open air multi-channel participative concert @ Re-New Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark


Dates:
Tue May 18, 2010 00:00 - Fri May 14, 2010

Location:
Denmark

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On 18th May at 19.30 at Huset i Magstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark, Re-New Digital Arts Festival kicks off prensenting 'High Spheres' a participative multi-channel concert for found objects and reactive generative music by Edinburgh based new media artist Marco Donnarumma.

The action takes place open air. No musical instruments are provided, but stones and leaves. Audience can use six microphones and a 6.1 surround system to amplify any kind of sound they wish to produce.
The whole sonic matter is managed by a Pure Data-based software for generative music developed by the author, which interacts with the audience processing sounds in real-time, analyzing the input signals and generating new sounds and textures out of the collected data.

An endless sonic data flow which, once started, will live and grow beyond the time-space of the action. Generative electroacoustic music for non-musicians.
If you're in the city you're very welcome to freely join our self-organized orchestra and contribute to the creation of our brand-new collective soundscape.

Further info:
http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/high-spheres/
http://re-new.org/program/

Press contact: http://marcodonnarumma.com/contact/


EVENT

I C::ntr::l Nature 3.0 at Mapping Festival 2010, Geneva


Dates:
Fri May 07, 2010 00:00 - Sat May 01, 2010

Location:
Switzerland

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Mapping Festival
in collaboration with
Live Performers Meeting
present:

I C::ntr::l Nature 3.0
7 May - 01:00 > 02:00
Spoutnik / Usine

Third and final version of the audiovisual live concert for augmented bass guitar and butterfly by Marco Donnarumma aka TheSAD, premiered in 2009 at Némo Festival and performed at Pure Data Convention in Brasil, amongst other venues.

Besides FLxER Team, with Gianluca Del Gobbo, Ioann Maria and Marco Donnarumma, will hold a two days flash vjing workshop, introducing the latest version of FLxER, free flash-based software for vjing and multimedia live mixing.

Performance info:
http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/i-cntrl-nature/
http://www.mappingfestival.ch/2010/

Workshop info:
http://marcodonnarumma.com/teaching/flxer-flash-vjing/
http://flxer.net