The processes ‘the body’ undergoes during a vocal performance are acknowledged by representing the body as a machinic entity via sound to combine present actions and potential connections within a continuum. These representations imagine the body as an abstract entity, interacting within complex systems to produce change and transformation. In doing so ‘the body’ in performance focuses on the ways it connects with other objects within an environment. In order to rethink ‘the body’ as a set of new possibilities, which imagine it as an extruded system, it is exhibited as a set of capabilities and limitations. Rather than being bound by its skin, the body resonates and attempts new connections in any given environment. It thereby opens up new sensory functions and becomes embedded in new systems.