Research Round Table – 23.11.2023

512 714 International Society for Jazz Research

Vortrag von José Dias (Coventry University, UK) am 23. November 2023 um 18.00 Uhr im Palais Meran, Kleiner Saal:
Dialogic Ethnography in Musik: Improvisation, Networks & Gender(Im)Balance

This brief talk explores the role of dialogic ethnography as common methodological approach to three main strands in my research:

interdisciplinarity in music improvisation, music festivals and networks in Europe, and gender (im)balance in the music industry.
Dialogic ethnography encourages researchers to be reflexive and self-aware about their own perspectives and biases. In my case it has allowed for a more inclusive and participatory research process and has served as a bridge between practice-led research and traditional ethnographic work. This will be illustrated with a few of my recent research projects and outputs and presented as an opportunity to promote debate and find potential synergies and future collaborations with colleagues across KUG.

José Dias is a musician and researcher in Critical Practice at the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities at Coventry University. As an author he published Jazz in Europe: Networking and Negotiating Identities (Bloomsbury, 2019) and Festa do Jazz (INCM, 2020) and directed the documentary Those Who Make It Happen (2016). As a composer, he has scored music for animation, film and television, as well as theatre and contemporary dance.