Interactive music for enhanced body
(Xth Sense Biophysical Wearable Technology)
What you listen to are muscle sounds. They come from within the performer's body. They are amplified, and played back through loudspeakers. With the aid of a computer the performer samples the sound of his own flesh in real time.
This work is based on the Xth Sense biophysical technology developed by the author.
No pre-recorded sounds, MIDI, motion tracking system, Kinect, or other movement or light sensors are used in the piece.
Recorded live at The University of Edinburgh, UK, March 2011.
Xth Sense is:
- a low-cost biosensing wearable hardware device;
- a DSP modular software for capture, analysis and processing of biological sounds of the body (Pure Data-based).
Designed and developed by Marco Donnarumma with the support of:
ACE Sound Design, The University of Edinburgh
Dorkbot ALBA @ Edinburgh Hacklab
Special thanks to Marianna Cozzolino and Andrea Donnarumma.