Agency in embodied music interaction

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This chapter presents a cross-disciplinary summary review of literature that addresses the source of those physical and imagined intentions which motivate interacting bodies, focusing on the notion of ‘agency’. The concept of agency is seen to be of great significance to those who wish to characterize and understand musical engagement – and yet its meaning and usage appear to vary, both across and within disciplines. The chapter concludes by presenting an explicit definition of agency as it pertains to the study of embodied music interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction
EditorsMicheline Lesaffre, Pieter-Jan Maes, Marc Leman
Place of PublicationNew York; Abingdon
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic) 9781315621364
ISBN (Print)9781138657403
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2017


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