I find it’s easy to get lost in thinking about what’s happening in the code and what should happen next, to the point where I’m not paying enough (or any!) attention to what’s happening with the music and/or visuals.
In other words, I find it hard to follow the music as much and as consistently as when playing a more traditional and immediate instrument. Whenever I play back a recording of a performance I usually think “that melody looped for too long”, “I didn’t give that enough time to develop”, or “the kick was way too loud” etc.
Do you feel like you’re struggling to keep up with everything that’s happening while performing? Do you take regular breaks from coding to pay close attention to what it sounds/looks like and then dive back into making changes, or do you try to spread your attention more evenly and keep an ear/eye out throughout the performance?