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

Brown, Nicholas


Contemporary Music Review 25: 37-46.

Language: English

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.