Cody Eichman is a builder of instruments and texts. Unhappy with the persistent stasis of musical instruments, he designs and constructs “moving instruments,” electroacoustic instruments that race through the performance space, often times uncontrolled by the performer. He has given concerts around the world, and was recently featured as one of the “emerging voices” under 40 by Leonardo Music Journal (Vol. 24, MIT Press). His writing has appeared in several publications including Claudia La Rocco’s The Performance Club.
I once heard a performance-studies scholar explain the difference between performance art and theater as that between presentation and representation. She was wrong.