June 15, 2006

No gestures

There is nothing like the air guitar in electronic music. The sounds that come from other music styles can always be identified to some human gesture like beating, playing the strings of the guitar, and the like. Not here. Of course, the dance community has developed their own gestures, obvious to anyone, but those gestures are, again, abstract and unrelated to instrument performance. Some will consider this just another face of dehumanization in electronic music but I consider it truly liberating. Software is more flexible than hardware. Freedom from physical constraints means infinite flexibility and endless malleability. The sky is the limit.

Tags: , , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home