I have been asked to write a short book for Van Dieren press in Switzerland, the organizers of LUFF, on the topic of embodied computer music performance. This work in progress states the case that a personʼs perception of embodiment evolves with the time and place in which he or she is situated, and therefore the definition of embodied music performance also evolves.
This is a departure from my original thesis which entertained as a basic argument the notion that electronic music is disembodied, something I will strongly challenge in this work.
This is an important discussion as it hopes to overcome staid ideas of what is or is not natural or embodied in performance, a lively and controversial debate within academic electronic music circles. In doing so it opens the discussion for further development in the ﬁeld, and also attempts to address dissatisfaction in electronic performance in an honest and unflinching fashion.