“Electronic music needs to be wilder” was the challenge issues by Matt Black (NinjaTune, Coldcut) last year at Ableton Loop at a talk I moderated. But maybe this could be interpreted as “into the wild” in a difference sense. At the moment, I’m part of an ongoing series of residencies that takes that in a different direction – taking music performance (electronic, electro-acoustic, and acoustic) into unexpected natural environments.
Place can take on political meaning, as well. A performance staged on a boat protested the siting of a proposed nuclear power plant – the artist herself a victim of Fukushima who collected stories from that event.