New Synth or Where can women* buy musical instruments without being treated as objects?

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Trotz sexistischer Werbung vom Juni –> –> habe ich was vom Musikhaus Thomann bestellt! Und zwar ein neuer Synthesizer! Und er ist heute angekommen! Fuer mich heisst eine Thomann Lieferung auch, eine Firma zu unterstützen, die ihre Sexismus nicht reflektiert oder erst erkennt, aber wo kann ich sonst Instrumente kaufen? In meiner Erfahrung, sind viele Musikläden leider oft mackerhaft und schliessen Musiker_innen oft aus. Wenn ihr ein Musikladen kennt, egal wo, der nicht so *istik ist, dann her mit den Name! Ich schlag als erstes Michi Hartmann vor:

Eure Midi Grrrl ♥ ♥ ♥

Despite their sexist advertising from June of this year –> (German only) –> I placed a order with Thomann – for a new synth! And it arrived today! To buy from Thomann is to support a company that doesn’t even recognise it’s own sexism, but where else can I buy instruments? Unfortunately many musical instrument shops, in my experience, are so macho and often exclude female musicians. If you know a music shop that isn’t like this, no matter where in the world, then please tell me the name! My first suggestion is Michi Hartmann:

Eure Midi Grrrl ♥ ♥ ♥

–> Bonus! Bonus! Photos from a street full of music shops in Istanbul. including Cindy Blackman on a poster for Istanbul Cymbals. I also tried a Moog Little Phatty out! <–

Cindy Blackman Istanbul Music Shop Drummer Schlagzeugerin Store Musik laden

Cymbals Shop Becken Music Musik Istanbul


Guitar Music Shop Gretsch Istanbul Midi Grrrl musician



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Maebh Murphy grew up in Waterford, Ireland and lives in Berlin, Germany. As a teenager, she participated in outreach programmes by Waterford Youth Arts and developed a taste for writing, acting, directing, dance and theatre. At Trinity College, Dublin she studied English Literature and Drama Studies. In 2006 she was a founding member of the "audiodetour" project, making mp3 choreographed audio guides in Dublin, Edinburgh, Berlin and New York. In 2007 she formed the band You're Only Massive, who have released several records on vinyl, cassette and itunes and played concerts in Europe and North America. Since 2011 she have been working with Ruby Tuesday e.v. Berlin as a band coach, instrument coach and organizer of music camps for people discriminated against on the basis of gender, and is currently in the process of setting up Girls* Rock! Ireland. She is a catalyst of Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Interests include electronic music, synthesizers, feminism, classism, the girls rock movement and veganism.