As/For Arietta Electrica, I produce electronic music, such as ♣︎ album, photographs, and screen prints. I am interested in how the emotional resonance of music can produce a sense of time/space, building micro-cultures in our minds.
Music (particularly, popular music), is becoming dominated not by performers, but producers. Tracks are built up of vocals, spliced together from multiple takes. Integrating pitch into text-to-speech generators, we may no longer need a performer.
To me, the response is either to move towards the æsthetics of performance (building an emotional investment in the artist) and/or to emphasize the organic (favoring the not-perfect over the automated).