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Electronic Music Production Workshop

Electronic Music Production Workshops for young people

'Ironing Maidens'

Where: Griffith Regional Art Gallery

When: Tuesday 23 January 

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. This performance will take place at a Griffith Laundromat (TBC) followed by a public workshop at the Gallery.

In October 2017, The Ironing Maidens received a grant from Create NSW with which to tour 7 NSW regional centres and utilise the town’s main laundromat as an experimental, interactive performance space. The performance will be accompanied by a public workshop which will cover the topics of EMP, basic Ableton Live software skills, electronic instrument creation and the history of women in electronic music. This workshop will be open to members of the public and will be an inclusive environment - female supportive, disability accessible, indigenous supportive, LGBTI, queer and trans friendly and open to young people from 16 – 30 years.

How Does It Work?
When we come to your region, we’re able to offer partly-subsidised workshops and advisory sessions for the young people of the community. There is no cost to local stakeholders and hosts, but we do ask for some assistance in terms of marketing to the local community, connections to other relevant organisations and individuals, and local knowledge of the arts industry.

What do local participants get from the workshop?

  • A fun and practical workshop about electronic music production and history
  • Printed handouts , with exercises and activities
  • Shared link to a dedicated Dropbox folder with lifetime access to additional resources.
  • Facilitation from experienced creative industries performers and educators , sharing industry based experiences and skills
  • An opportunity to network and connect with other local young people and best of all...
  • Access to the Facebook Group which provides ongoing support and connection to a wider community.

The Workshop Content
The workshops are designed for skills development and personal arts/music empowerment. The workshops will cover a range of topics, including but not limited to: Electronic Music Production (EMP) using Ableton Live, the history of women in the EMP environment, maximising our personal technical skill and music production potential, what it means to create an inclusive EMP, music and arts environment/industry. Participants can expect to come away from this workshop with a basic understanding of electronic music production, with no prior experience necessary. For this tour we have a team of 5 experienced arts practitioners who collectively facilitate the workshops. This means participants can enjoy both the energy of a group dynamic, and when required; one on one support from facilitators.

We aim to inspire young people to learn basic EMP skills through which they can explore and communicate their own idea’s and opinions about their experience of the world. Our workshop delivery combines commercial and industry knowledge with humour and enthusiasm. Each workshop is 3 hours in Length with a short break. Tickets are $25 pp. Scholarships are available - email for the application.

These workshops are open to young people from 16 – 30 years and will be an inclusive environment - female supportive, disability accessible, indigenous supportive, LGBTI queer and trans friendly.

Gallery Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm  
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm  
Closed: Monday & Tuesday  



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