Pirkko Moisala

Moisala, who is the leader of this research project, has been a full professor since January 1998. Previously, she has led two research projects funded by the Academy of Finland (The Construction of Finnishness in Music, 1997–98 and Feminist Interpretations of Music, 1999-2001. Her most recent research project “Finland-Swedishness constructed through music,” which was financed by the Swedish Literary Society in Finland, was based on the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari. The books authored by Moisala include Kaija Saariaho (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009), Gender and Qualitative Methods (co-authored; London: SAGE, 2003), Musiikin toinen sukupuoli (The Other Sex of Music; co-authored; Helsinki: Otava, 1994), and Cultural Cognition in Music, Continuity and Change in the Gurung Music of Nepal (Jyväskylä: Gummerus 1991). Scholarly anthologies edited by her include textbooks on musicology and ethnomusicology, as well as thematic collections on ethnomusicology, cognitive musicology and gender studies of music, such as Music and Gender (co-edited, University of Illinois Press, 2000). Many of Moisala refereed articles – such as “Grundpremisser för dialogisk musikanalys” (Basic premise for dialogical music analysis; 2003); “Uudistuva musiikintutkimus” (Renewing music research; 1998) and “Var befinner sig musiken? Den ontologiska synen påverkar metodvalen” (What is music? Ontology of music constructs methodology; 1998) – investigate new methodological openings for music research, which is also the theme of this research project.