[PD] [PD-announce] eContact Call for papers - Biotechnological performance practice

Marco Donnarumma devel at thesaddj.com
Tue Jan 3 15:29:02 CET 2012

Dear all,

I'm writing to inform you about this call for papers for an upcoming issue
of eContact, an on-line journal of electroacoustic music launched in 1998
by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community as the successor to the printed

I've been invited to curate the 14.3 issue, which focuses on
biotechnological performance practice.
As guest editor I'm collecting articles and I would be grateful if you
could forward the call to your students, peers, and anybody who might be
We launched the call about one month ago, and there's still time  to
submit until the 31st January.

Please, find below the original call.

best wishes and happy new year,


[CALL] eContact! 14.3 -- Biotechnological Performance Practice

eContact! extends an open call for contributions to an issue focussing on
the use of the body in electroacoustic performance practice, coordinated by
Guest Editor Marco Donnarumma. Performers, composers and others are
encouraged to contribute their perspectives on the role or position of the
body in experimental practices of musical performance.

Submission deadline: 31 January 2012
Publication: 29 February 2012
Submission Guidelines can be found here (

Suggestions for contributions include, but are not limited to the following

-Use of Mechanical Myography (MMG), Electromyography (EMG) and other
similar biological signal measurements in performance
-Scoring / notation of body-related performance
-Sound Art dealing with the body and biological aspects of performance
-Development of DIY, biological-based, Interactive Musical Systems (IMS)
-The definition / augmentation of Self on stage by means of biotechnologies
-Cognitive aspects of embodied interaction between the biological body and
-Composer—Technology—Performer: definition of roles?
-Live electronics vs. fixed media in biotechnological performance practice
-Historical overviews and reflections
-Critical perspectives on gesture-based “human-computer interaction”
-The sound of flesh…

We also welcome other contributions that engage in a discourse on the
relation between biophysics and music. Feel free to propose other ideas!

To state your interest in contributing or for further information, contact
Guest Editor Marco Donnarumma at m at marcodonnarumma.com.

View the call on-line: http://cec.sonus.ca/econtact/14_3/call.html

[!!] eContact! 14.1 -- JTTP 2011 http://cec.sonus.ca/econtact

Communauté électroacoustique canadienne (CEC) Canadian Electroacoustic
http://cec.sonus.ca | cec at sonus.ca
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Marco Donnarumma
Independent New Media and Sonic Arts Practitioner, Performer, Teacher
ACE, Sound Design MSc by Research (ongoing)
The University of Edinburgh, UK
Portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com
Research: http://res.marcodonnarumma.com | http://www.thesaddj.com |
Director: http://www.liveperformersmeeting.net
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