Camilla Jonasson

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Music

Keywords

Research

Having the right to soundscape the world

Gender and creative music making using digital tools

Having the right to soundscape the world is a monograph including two studies. The research project explores and investigates music making among young people aged 13 to 21 (i) Up-and-coming and among established artists/composers/producers (ii) Producer as composer – Composer as producer.

The aim of the study is to examine how gender norms might be challenged in creative music making using digital tools. Although technology is still associated with masculinity, more democratic music making through the development of both digital tools and the Internet has had a positive impact on gender balance. In this study, I use visual ethnography based on photo, film and social media as data combined with focus group conversations, interviews and observations.

With this thesis, I want to increase knowledge of how equality can be achieved from a music education research perspective as well as in the field of music in general.