A Fanzine on Female* Composers and Sound Artists



grapefruits issue #03, appearing in summer 2020, will be on Instruments.

at Feminale der Musik

Cooperation with ZKM Karlsruhe.

at MEKASUBA — Alte Feuerwache — Köln

Postponed to a later date. Artist and curator Heike Simmer on MEKASUBA via Sadness of Missing Out – Art in Germany in Times of Corona.

at Palastrauschen — Museum Kunstpalast — Düsseldorf

During a one hour listening session the authors present the artists of the second issue on Performance.

at Bruch und Dallas — Giftshop — Köln

Issue #01 available at the Bruch und Dallas Giftshop.

at Currents Festival — Alte Feuerwache — Köln

Issue #01 available at Currents Festival für aktuelle Tiefkultur.

at Brückenmusik — Köln

Release grapefruits #01 Imaginary Sound.

Issue #03 on Instruments

To be released in July 2020

Issue #02 on Performance


Issue #01 on Imaginary Sound



grapefruits is a fanzine on female* composers and soundartists, originating from students of the master programme Klang und Realität at Institute for Music and Media at RSH Düsseldorf. The title refers to grapefruit, a book by Yoko Ono from 1964, who saw grapefruits as a hybrid of lemons and oranges, a metaphor for her own identity — always being in-between. Appearing twice a year, the first issue was printed and released in summer 2019. The authors, varying from issue to issue, choose the artists they are going to interview and write about by personal interest, always having in mind different genres in the art and pop context as well as a broad international spectrum, including contemporary artists as well as early pioneers. For each issue the authors define a topic which combines the diverse characters, in the same time emphasizing the different understanding each one has on that specific topic.

nb Nathalie Brum
ek Elisa Kühnl
em Elisa Metz
tn Theresa Nink
Copy Editor
Anna Schütten
Elisa Metz
Lennart Melzer
Supported by
Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling
Prof. Dr. Swantje Lichtenstein