Creating queer safer spaces through music
My artistic research project combines ethnomusicology, queer theory and music activism. The methodological framework situates it between queer phenomenology, radical empiricism and perfomativity studies. This informs my methods that focus on singing, ethnomusicological archives query and sonic narration writing. The focus of my examination is the connection between the experience of traditional music and the process of creating queer safer spaces. The project will open the space for both artistic research and experiments on singing as an analytical method. The aim of the research is to contribute to understanding of music as both a research method and a community-building space. My main research methods are sound performances and installations, music workshops for women and queer identitied folks Sounds Queer?, active bands and a platform for supporting queers and girls on diy music scenes Collective Tantrums.