Performing bodies, sounds and machines

Marco Donnarumma | peformance art and technology, sound art and body politics


Marco Donnarumma Sound Art Performance and TechnologyPhoto: Ugo Dalla Porta, New York City, US, 2014. License: CC-BY-SA 4.0.


“Expanding Relationality, Testing Affect”, STATE Festival, Panel, Berlin, DE
“Critical Body-Machines”, Retune Festival, Berlin, DE
“Becoming Monstrous”, iii Reading Room, The Hague, NL
“Synthetic Emotions”, Future Fest, Panel, London, UK
“Sonic Cyborgs”, Vassar College, New York, US
“Configurations: Performing bodies, sound and machines”, Hack the Body, Amsterdam, NL
“Configurations: Performing bodies, sound and machines”, ZKM:GLOBALE, Karlsruhe, DE
Artist Talk, transmediale Vorspiel, Green Hill Gallery, Berlin, DE
Artist Talk, Scope Sessions, Panke, Berlin, DE


“Understanding Gesture Expressivity through Muscle Sensing”, with Baptiste Caramiaux, CHI – ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Seoul, KR
Mentor for a week-long creative laboratory, Music Makers Hacklab MX, Mexico City, MX
“Being Human: Making and creating with biotechnologies”, CTM Festival, Berlin, DE
“Awareness, expression and methodologies: A transdisciplinary discussion on the impact of media technology on sonic arts practices”, MeCCSA Conference, Panel, Newcastle, UK


“Principles, Challenges and Future Directions of Physiological Computing for the Physical Performance of Digital Musical Instruments”, Interdisciplinary Musicology Conference, Berlin, DE
Artist Talk, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NY, US
“The Xth Sense: Bodily Emergence as a Model for the Performance of Incarnated Sound”, New York University, US
“Bodies and Machines: Disrupting the Flesh”, LISA Salon – Leaders in Software and Arts, New York City, US


“(un)natural system and (de)composition”, What is Sound Design Symposium, Panel, Edinburgh University, UK
“Bodies and Machines: Disrupting the Flesh”, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, CN
“Tinkering bodies: Physicality, biotechnologies, and the politics of musical performance”, IEEE GOLD, Zagreb, HR
“Muscular Interactions: Combining EMG and MMG sensing for musical performance”, Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) , KAIST, Seoul, KR
“Biologically informed performance art and music”, Lodz Art Factory, Panel, Lodz, PL
“Bodies and Machines: Unfolding the corporeal potential of musicians”, Plymouth University, UK
Artist Talk, STEIM – Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam, NL


“Xth Sense: A biophysical, free and open wearable technology”, Piksel Festival, Bergen, NO
“Xth sense: A biophysical framework for…”, Seoul International Computer Music Festival (SIMCF), Seoul National University, KR
“A Pd framework for the Xth Sense…”, Pure Data Convention (PdCon), Bauhaus Universitat, Weimar, DE
“Xth Sense: A study of muscle sounds…”, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Huddersfield University, UK
“Xth Sense: A study of muscle sounds…”, Linux Audio Conference (LAC), NUI Maynooth, IRL
“Pure Data and Hacktive Behaviours”, Edinburgh Linux Users Group, Edinburgh Conference Center, UK


“Golden Shield Music: A sonification of internet censorship”, Piksel Festival, Bergen, NO
“Golden Shield Music: A sonification of internet censorship”, Pikslaverk, Reykjavik Art Museum, IS