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Frauen in der elektronischen Musikszene

Frauen in der elektronischen Musikszene


The Marianne.von.Willemer.2014 - Prize for Digital Media was awarded for the eighth time on November 27, 2014. The €3,600 prize from the Women's Office of the City of Linz was awarded to artist Deniz Sözen for her submitted work "post-colonial skype performance: news from heidi-land/ radio doenergy". We conducted an interview with Deniz Sözen after the award ceremony at the Ars Electronica Center. For our Divasplitter section, we opened with the question of her concept of diva. You can hear more about her award-winning work in the FROzine from December 1, 2014.


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DJ İpek İpekçioğlu is an internationally renowned, multi-award-winning Berlin DJ, editor, producer and freelance author. As a pioneer of Orient & Asian music, she already influenced the multi-layered Berlin club scene in the 90s. Her eclectic music and characteristic mixes became the basis for a new style that began twelve years ago in the city's club scene. Since then, İpek has developed into an exclusive Berlin export hit with her "Eklektik BerlinIstan". Her stage charisma and fusion sounds bring ecstasy to audiences everywhere: New York, the deserts of Mali, Salvador de Bahia, Stockholm, Istanbul, Glasgow, Cairo and Shanghai. There is no doubt that She-J İpek İpekçioğlu, a queer woman of Turkish origin, has made a name for herself in the heterogeneous international club scene. In Sweden, she was voted the hippest DJ in Europe by the queer magazine QX. Another international award was 1st place at the World Beat DJ Competition in London.

DJ İpek was a guest at Ann and Pat in Linz from December 4 to 6, 2014 for a DJ workshop.



Brunnhilde stands for the DJane Kollektiv der Brunnenpassage, consisting of 9 DJanes from different backgrounds with a stylistic range from electro-pop/jazz, indie dance, world music, oriental, Balkan to nu disco, chill house, minimal, techno and house. The collective's mission statement is to promote young women from different cultural backgrounds in the music scene and to enrich city life through cultural and musical diversity.

Kamila Pawlowska and CounTessa are two DJs from Brunnhilde Kollektiv and they were guests at The Empress Club at Stadtwerkstatt on December 6, 2014.



In the USA, victims of domestic violence can find offers of help with just one click. This is made possible by the first national online database.

In Tunisia, there are more women in parliament after the elections than ever before: 68 of the 217 members of parliament are women.

According to a resolution passed by the Senate of the University of Magdeburg on October 8, 2014, the professorship "History of Modern Times and Gender Studies" is not to be filled again after the current chair holder leaves. This is also problematic because it is the only professorship with a clear denomination for gender studies, not only at the University of Magdeburg, but at all universities and universities of applied sciences in the state. Especially at the University of Magdeburg, a permanent institutionalized gender research seems to be essential, as the proportion of women in professorships is only 12 percent in a nationwide comparison. The professorship for gender studies at the University of Magdeburg must stay!

Music: DJ İpek

Image: © Petra Moser