Ryan Jordan | 8 Aug 13:43 2011
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Xth Sense – biophysical generation and control of music workshop - London, 17--20 August

Xth Sense – biophysical generation and control of music

Hands-on training in augmentation of the body for musical performance.
Creating your own low cost biosensing wearable device for muscle sounds.

See an Xth Sense performance at http://vimeo.com/20889787
Xth Sense: http://res.marcodonnarumma.com/projects/xth-sense/ http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/music-for-flesh-ii/

What: The workshop offers an hands-on experience and both theoretical and practical training in gestural control of music and bodily musical performance, deploying the brand-new biosensing technology Xth Sense.
Developed by the workshop teacher Marco Donnarumma within a research project at The University of Edinburgh, Xth Sense is a framework for the application of muscle sounds to the biophysical generation and control of music.
It consists of a low cost, DIY biosensing wearable device and an Open Source based software for capture, analysis and audio processing of biological sounds of the body (Pure Data-based). Muscle sounds are captured in real time and used both as sonic source material and control values for sound effects, enabling the performer to control music simply with his body and kinetic energy. The Xth Sense biosensor was designed to be easily implemented by anyone, no previous experience in electronics is required. The applications of the Xth Sense technology are manifold: from complex gestural control of samples and audio synthesis, through biophysical generation of music and sounds, to kinetic control of real time digital processing of traditional musical instruments, and more.

Full information here http://nnnnn.org.uk/doku.php?id=xth_sense

Dates 17-18-19-20 August, 11.00-19.00 daily (6 hours sessions + 1 hour break)
nnnnn, Unit 73a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QN

Fee £80 including materials.
Limited to 8 participants.
To reserve a place please contact ryan at ryanjordan.org and m at marcodonnarumma.com and you can pay online here: http://nnnnn.org.uk/doku.p​hp?id=xth_sense&#fee_and_b​ooking

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