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Grapefruits - #04: Installations

Well-designed and well-researched fanzine about female* composers and sound artists, initiated by Elisa Metz and Nathalie Brum from Cologne. The name was inspired by Yoko Ono’s book “Grapefruit” from 1964.

The fourth issue of Grapefruits presents six female* composers and sound artists with different approaches towards sound installations: Shadwa Ali, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Brenna Murphy, Camille Norment, Claudia Robles-Angel and Alba Triana.

The work of Shadwa Ali is characterised by a playful reflexion of human psychology. Her sound-based installations examine inter-human relations as well as the relationship between people and their environment, for which she uses electronic sounds, field recordings and other types of media. In Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s installation Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin) the whistle forms the audible center being a musical instrument as well as an instrument of protest. Portland-based Brenna Murphy creates surreal, and participatory spaces where protagonists are encouraged to wander and explore. Through her works you will step into another state of mind. In her installation Camille Norment deals with tension and with the euphoric and traumatic effects of sound by exploring the music of glass. Claudia Robles-Angel turns the human body into a musical and visual instrument by implementing biofeedback methods into her multimedia installations and performances. Alba Triana is a Colombian composer, currently residing in Miami, who has more recently focused on creating inaudible sound installations. Every story is accompanied by many many useful links to resources for further reading.

28 pages, illustrations in black & white. Inside: printed on pink paper.

Publisher: Grapefruits / 04 - Installations
Author: Grapefruits
Medium: Magazine


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