Brown, Nicholas

2006

The flux between sounding and sound: Towards a relational understanding of music as embodied action

Contemporary Music Review: Vol. 25, Issue 1/2. London: Routledge: 37-46.

URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/07494467.asp

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Emergence Live Electronics Listening Experience

Abstract:

In this article, the author considers implications for the body inherent in two aspects of contemporary musical practice: normative and computer-assisted. He separates music into bodily action and resulting vibration, or the act of sounding and the material of sound. From this ground, he examines the field for an understanding of music that questions the exclusive role of listening in musical experience.