Feb 192014

Incarnated sound sculpture
(Xth Sense Biosensing Wearable Technology)


Similarly to a mime, I model malleable sonic matter produced by my body. By using the wearable biotech instrument “Xth Sense”, the bioacoustic sound of muscle contractions is amplified, digitally processed, and played back through eight loudspeakers and subwoofers. The natural sound of my muscles and its virtual counterpart blend together into an unstable sonic object.

This oscillates between a state of high density and one of violent release. As the listeners imagine the object’s shape by following the gesture, the sonic stimuli induce a perceptual coupling. The listeners see through sound the sculpture which their sight cannot perceive.

Ominous | Incarnated sound sculpture (Xth Sense) from Marco Donnarumma on Vimeo.

Jun 152013

To commemorate Frank Zappa 20 years after his prematured death, Sebkha-Chott will perform a Satyrical Broadway Musical Comedy written by Frank Zappa in 1984, and never performed on stage when he was alive: Thing Fish (it was performed only once in 2003 in London). The performance will occur at Zappanale Festival in Germany on 2nd of August 2013.

Feb 212013

Trailer to the performance movie “Durch das Pfauenauge” of artist and designer Gwen van den Eijnde.
The film sequences have been shot by Marcel Wehn at the Kunst Raum Riehen in January 2013, in the frame of Gwen van den Eijnde’s solo exhibition.


Durch das Pfauenauge / TRAILER from Gwen van den Eijnde on Vimeo.

Jul 042012

Sebkha Chott are about to release their new album (the 5th) of SEBKHA-CHOTT made with Linux. It will be released worldwidely on 22nd of September by Muséa Records (in collaboration with AMMD and Dogmazic). Preorders are available until 8th of July.

The best is probably to listen to/look at more than talk about:

*Video Teaser* (blender inside) (html5 player)
on youtube

flac : http://sebkhachott.net/spip/IMG/flac/sebkha-chott_nexxxtepilog_phialshapes_short-10.flac
ogg : http://sebkhachott.net/spip/IMG/ogg/sebkha-chott_nexxxtepilog_phialshapes_short.ogg
and with a live video mapped on it (html5 player)
and on youtube

*List of softwares used*
- Distributions
+ Debian GNU/Linux (recording master)
+ TangoStudio (control)
- Drivers and DSP managers
+ FFADO developpment version (Saffire Pro 40)
+ ffado-mixer
+ hdspmixer, hdspconf
- Session Handler
+ ladish
- MIDI sequencer
+ seq24 (customized version)
- Synths
+ Alsa Modular Synth
- Samplers
+ Tapeutape
- Recording, mixing, and mastering
+ Ardour 2.8
+ Non-Mixer
+ numerous LADSPA plugs

(This software also are used on stage, as you might see in the different
live videosor
on youtube

Here is the official announcement by Sebkha-Chott’s Kourt with references to Marcel Marceau and George W Bush!!

Jun 222012

Ambient Drone, dark atmospheric textures.

“droning” is an ongoing project to produce a great number of drone recordings of praiseworthy duration and extreme static nature.

The video was made using Game Editor, recorded with GTKRecordMyDesktop and then edited with PiTiVi. Makes it sound easy doesn’t it?