Journal article

Problematizing Sound Methods Through Music Research-Creation: Oblique Curiosities

David Ben Shannon, Sarah E Truman

International Journal of Qualitative Methods | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


In this article, we take up feminist new materialist thought in relation to our music research-creation practice to problematize the white, en/abled, cis-masculine, and Euro-Western methodological orientation often inherited with sound methods. We think with our music research-creation practice to activate a feminist new materialist politics of approach, unsettling sound studies’ inheritances that seek to separate, essentialize, naturalize/neutralize, capture, decontextualize, and re-present. We unsettle these inheritances with six propositions: imbricate, stratify, provoke, inject, contextualize, and more-than-represent. These propositions, and this article’s uptake of research-creation, ho..

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