Much louder than I am: a musical collaboration

Carless, David and Douglas, Kitrina (2020) Much louder than I am: a musical collaboration. International Review of Qualitative Research. ISSN 1940-8447

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One challenge of performative research is that a performance is a one-time unique event. It cannot be preserved or returned to in its own form. Here, we offer a more durable artefact to preserve some aspects of the collaborative performance autoethnography we performed at ICQI in 2018. We write to communicate not only what we performed during the session but also our sentiments concerning singing and playing music as autoethnography. Because so often in our work we use songs, songwriting, music and performance, we propose rhythm, melody and harmony as alternative acts of autoethnographic collaboration. In this way of doing autoethnography, it may be that no words are spoken. But the burden of work is shared. This is the kind of collaboration we seek … in the here and now.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1177/1940844720978754
Additional Information: Carless D, Douglas K, Much Louder Than I Am: A Musical Collaborative Autoethnography, International Review of Qualitative Research. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s). DOI: 10.1177/1940844720978754 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License ( which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages
Keywords: collaborative autoethnography, dialogical research, music, performance, song
Subjects: Social sciences > Communication and culture
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Depositing User: Kitrina Douglas
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 07:35
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:04


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