Ironing Maidens in Griffith
The Ironing Maidens will be in Griffith on Tuesday 23rd January to hold an electronic music production workshop and performance as part of their regional tour of NSW.
The Ironing Maidens is a live electronic music performance art piece which explores the topics of domestic labour, technology and the history of women in electronic music.
The instruments used are traditional irons and ironing boards that have been adapted and built to create sound and effect triggers for the music and the visuals of the show. Contact microphones attached to the laundromat washing machines and dryers are also employed according to the specific site, to sonify the ambient sounds of the laundromat. These sounds are then manipulated through the irons and form the sonic bed of the performance piece.
The performers, Patty Preece and Melania Jack are music technology educators and performers. Based regionally in Byron Bay, they also run electronic music production and recording workshops. They won “Best Electronic Music Production” for the 2017 Dolphin Music Industry Awards, and have toured this show nationally and internationally to festivals and venues such as The METRO Sydney, Fusion Fest Germany, The Berlin Performance Art Festival and Falls Festival Byron Bay.
Ironing Maidens will be holding an electronic music workshop for young people aged between 16 and 30. The workshop content has been designed for people who are interested in getting into the music industry as an electronic musician/producer, or for musicians who want to add more to their music and live performance. Participants can expect to come away from this workshop with a basic understanding of electronic music production, with no prior experience necessary.
WHERE: Griffith Regional Art Gallery, 167 Banna Ave Griffith
WHEN: Tuesday 23rd January, 10am - 1pm (3 hours in Length with a short break).
COST: $25 pp. Scholarships are available through application - email: firstname.lastname@example.org click here to book
The workshop is open to young people from 16 – 30 years and will be an inclusive environment - female supportive, disability accessible, indigenous supportive, LGBTIQ friendly.
The workshop will be followed that night by a performance by the Ironing Maidens at The Little Red Laundrette. This will be a live electronic music performance art piece which explores the topics of domestic labour, technology and the history of women in electronic music.
Join the Ironing Maidens for a night of live electronic performance, the interactive art of 'disclosure line' and more. Bring your own apron, t-shirt or hanky for an iron on transfer experience. We want to find out about your ironing habits!
WHERE: The Little Red Laundrette, 41 Yambil Street, Griffith
WHEN: Tuesday 23rd January, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
COST: Free to attend but you must book tickets to attend as the laundrette has limited capacity. Click here to book.
Image credit: Polly Armstong