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Bericht - "Fahrende Händler*innen des musikalischen Widerstands"

Bericht - "Fahrende Händler*innen des musikalischen Widerstands"

Cruise on the MS Helene on June 29, 2014

A photo gallery of the 2014 cruise was snapped for us by Petra Moser.

The experts were guests on DORFTV on the eve of the cruise. Helene Grießlehner, Ulli Mayer and Birgit Michlmayr in conversation about music and women in pop culture. Link to the expert talk (60min)

Jerneja Zavec has put together a sound collage of the boat trip for us. (15min)

Ulli Mayer, Helene Grießlehner and Birgit Michlmayr talk about what it's like to be a female* pop musician in Austria. We also learn about statistics on women* in Austrian popular music. Link to the article (6min)

On these trips, we offer the opportunity to gain a rare perspective of the Danube and its surroundings and to acquire and exchange knowledge in a humorous and relaxed way. In addition to the most accurate analysis of the current situation, the experts also offer detailed, accurate predictions and are happy to discuss the feminist future. All passengers on board are knowledgeable and exchanged views on "Music as Resistance", "Feminist Tendencies in Popular Music" and the "Grrls Rock Camp - Linz 2015" planned for 2015

At three themed tables, Helene Grießlehner (musician and musicologist) discussed "Feminist tendencies in popular music", Ulli Mayer (art mediator, cultural worker, organizer of the Girls Rock Camp) discussed "Girls Rock Camp - Linz 2015" and Birgit Michlmayr (musician and label operator) discussed "Music as resistance" with the participants.
The ship's captains* Rosi Kröll and Ursula Kolar steered the ship together with Captain Kastler


Helen Grießlehner - has been studying jazz singing and music and media technology at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz since 2011. During her previous studies of journalism and musicology at the University of Vienna, she focused on contemporary music, jazz and feminism in pop culture.

Ulli Mayer - studied political science in Vienna and Berlin with a focus on cultural studies and gender studies; was co-organizer of the first Ladyfest in Vienna in 2004 and is a former editor of the magazine fiber. werkstoff on feminism and pop culture; several years as production assistant at the donaufestival in Krems; curatorial work: such as the conception of the double CD re:composed. ArbeiterInnenlieder & Songs zu Frauenrechten und -kämpfen (on the initiative of MA57) as well as the compilation and organization of the workshop series on "music & politics" of Into the City 2013, a project within the framework of the Wiener Festwochen; she gained her first experience with Girls Rock Camp as a camp counselor at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Brooklyn, NY, in the summer of 2010 and she is the initiator of the pink noise Girls Rock Camp.

Birgit Michlmayr - musician, label owner and web worker in Vienna. She has been playing drums, violin, keyboard and singing in the queer-feminist rock band FIRST FATAL KISS for more than ten years and has been part of the performance project NINCOMPOOP for about the same amount of time. She has been running her solo project MAYR since 2007. In recent years, she has taken part in various theater performances as a composer and live musician, exploring experimental realms with the band project MUTT/MAYR/HACKL. Birgit Michlmayr has co-run the queer-feminist label UNRECORDS since 2011.

The idea is inspired by two methods

Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-knowledge:
Hannah Hurtzig's idea of transporting knowledge in a performative way and staging conversations
staging conversations
has given a significant impetus to take up this method in
simplified form simplified form.

World Café method:
The setting of a World Café is very informal. The guiding idea is the relaxed atmosphere of a street café where people chat informally. Listening to each other, asking questions and discussing a topic together.é