Marco Donnarumma (b. 1984) is a sound artist, performance artist and writer based in Berlin. His work lies where sound art and body art converge through technology. Marco focuses on how to configure human bodies and machines through sound. He uses biotechnologies, software algorithms, body sensors and spatial sound to create sound performances, live installations and responsive sound and light architectures that are intensely physical. He is renown for combining rigorous science, technical sophistication and critical thinking.
Touring extensively since 2007, he has performed and spoken in over 50 countries across North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. His works have been presented at leading art and music events (Sónar+D, ISEA, Venice Biennale, Steirischer Herbst), electronic art, sound art and performance art festivals (Sound Art China, transmediale, CTM, FILE, Panorama), research institutions (Stanford CCRMA, New York University, STEIM, IRCAM), historical music venues (Experimental Intermedia, Spectrum NYC, Café Oto, Mumuth Concert Hall, de Singel) and national museums (Museo Reina Sofia, CCCB Barcelona, Kunsthaus Graz). Marco has received a number of awards, most notably the first prize in the Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition (Georgia Tech, US) for the XTH Sense, the Cynetart Prize for Computer Based Art (DE) and the TransitioMX Prize (MX) for Nigredo