The Flux Between Sounding and Sound: Towards a relational understanding of music as embodied action

Contemporary Music Review, Volume 25, Issue 1-2: Bodily Instruments and Instrumental Bodies, 2006, pp. 37-46

DOI: 10.1080/07494460600647410

Abstract

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