eContact! 14.2 -- Biotech. Performance Practice / Pratiques de performance

Dear all,

it's with great pleasure that I announce the release of the latest issue of the journal eContact!.
This issue, for which I've been Guest Editor, concentrates on Biotechnological Performance Practice.

Probably some of the author's name will sound familiar to you.
Thanks to all the contributors for bringing together a wonderful (and long-needed) collection of texts exploring 40 years of practice in this field.

W/ Erich Berger, William Brent, Andrew Brouse, Corrado Cescon, yours truly, Cota Navin Gupta, Peter Kirn, R. Benjamin Knapp, Kiel Long, Pedro Lopes, Eric Lyon, Jaime E. Oliver, Miguel Ortiz, Gascia Ouzounian, Ramaswamy Palanappian, Claudia Robles, STELARC, Joe Stevens, Atau Tanaka, Valery Vermeulen, Peter Votava.

best wishes,


PRESS RELEASE – for immediate diffusion / pour diffusion immédiate
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Communauté électroacoustique canadienne
(CEC) Canadian Electroacoustic Community

eContact! 14.2 – Biotechnological Performance Practice /
Pratiques de performance biotechnologique
Guest Editor / Rédacteur invité: Marco Donnarumma

[E] Biological technologies are computational systems driven by physiological and corporeal processes of the body. Endogenous mechanisms that would otherwise be imperceptible become manifest in the form of data. The field of biotechnological music performance is presented here through a set of fascinating articles describing heterogeneous methodologies and idiosyncratic musical ideas. (July 2012)

[F] Les technologies biologiques sont des systèmes informatiques pilotés par des processus physiologiques et corporels. Des mécanismes endogènes autrement imperceptibles deviennent apparents, sous forme de données. Composé d'une série d'articles fascinants décrivant des méthodologies hétérogènes et des idées musicales idiosyncrasiques, ce numéro est une introduction au domaine de la performance musicale biotechnologique. (juillet 2012)