The Tactile Evolution — Electronic Music Production and Affordances of iOS Apps


In this paper, grounded in my music production practice, I investigate the various affordances of iOS apps in the field of electronic music production. Drawing on affordance theory and notions of portability and performativity, I consider how contemporary technologies have generated renewed approaches to electronic music production and performance. My analysis shows that portable, touchscreen technologies offer new ways of interaction and musical expression, and facilitate experimentation, which empower producers to redefine their methods of music creation in the contemporary digital space.

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