Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
PureData Convention 2011

PDCON:Concerts/Marco Donnarumma

Music for Flesh II < PdCon 2011 >

Artist: Marco Donnarumma

An interactive music performance for enhanced body by Marco Donnarumma.

Music for Flesh II is a seamless mediation between human biophysical potential and algorithmic composition.
By enabling a computer to sense and interact with the muscular potential of human tissues, the work approaches the biological body as a means for computational artistry.
Muscle movements and blood flow produce subcutaneous mechanical oscillations, which are nothing but low frequency sound waves. Two microphone sensors capture the sonic matter created by my limbs and send it to a computer. This develops an understanding of my kinetic behaviour by *listening* to the friction of my flesh.
Specific gesture, force levels and patterns are identified in real time by the computer; then, according to this information, it manipulates algorithmically the sound of my flesh and diffuse it through a quadraphonic system. The neural and biological signals that drive my actions become analogous expressive matter, for they emerge as a tangible sound.



Concert:
Tuesday 09. Aug. 2011
20.00- 22.00
Coudraystraße SeaM Werkstattstudio


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