THE IRONING MAIDENS WORKSHOP TOUR NSW
The Ironing Maidens will be running a workshops at Anchors Aweigh Art Studio on 27 January 2018.
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/189483761629632/
Want to sign up for a workshop?
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information, the link to the event in your town, scholarship applications and with any questions. Or head to the facebook page or event brite to book directly.
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.
What are the workshops about?
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, these are some of the topics we will cover within the workshop.
The technical aspect of the workshop session will give you a tasty introduction to the world of electronic music production using Ableton Live. This 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.
In the workshop you will learn the basics in Ableton Live, the foundations of how to use it for writing and arrangement and the endless possibilities for music creation.
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 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 passion.
Each workshop is 3 hours in Length with a short break. Tickets are $25 pp. Scholarships are available through 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.
Melania and Patty are music technology educators and have over 10 years’ experience co-facilitating workshops. They have worked with a variety of participants of all ages, skill levels and cultural backgrounds. They facilitate a well rounded workshop program with activities that deliver not only the educational material, but also foster creative thinking and a positive team environment.
Both facilitators have Working with Children checks, blue cards and a respectable reputation within the industry.
Patty Preece graduated as Valedictorian from SAE Byron Bay after completing her Bachelor of Audio Production degree, and then went on to teach the Diploma of Sound Production course. Patty is passionate about pushing the sonic envelope of music creation & experimentation. Her music career kicked off as a drummer and she has since been involved in many music projects both as a performer, engineer and producer, including working with Hussy Hicks and Ben Wilson from the Button Collective. Patty performs as part of the electronic band We Play Machines who won Best Electronic Music category in the 2016 NCEIA Dolphin Awards.
Melania Jack has 10 years’ education and industry experience in music performance and film production. She has independently released two solo EPs, Gravity and In the Bird’s Belly, and has toured nationally and internationally with this project as well as electronic acts Shiny Shiny, We Play Machines and The Ironing Maidens. She has a personal passion for music, songwriting, live performance, music film clips and social change. Melania was awarded Best Emerging Talent at the Byron Bay All Shorts Film Festival and Best Music Film Clip at the NCEIA Dolphin Awards. She holds the following qualifications: Diploma of Film Production – SAE Byron Bay , Diploma of Contemporary Music – Northern Rivers Conservatorium , Certificate in Training and Education, Program Development and Facilitation – The Outlook Centre.
Emerging from Sydney’s inner west underground queer scene, Jo Cuzzi has worked within the roles of event management and promotion for Scooter (showcased and promoted female musicians), Sheila Autonomista Festival, the now infamous Club Kooky, and The Red Rattler Theatre, Sydney. More recently, Jo has been a driving force on the organising committee for the inaugural Lismore Women’s Festival 2016 and the inaugural Ballinale Arts Festival 2016.
(aka Scary D) is a multimedia visual artist, performance artist and electronic sound collaborator. A founding member of ELectrix – electronic music collective Sydney, Scary D has performed at underground Club Whatever (London) and Queeruption festival (Berlin), Scooter and Girlesque (Sydney) and was part of dance performance collective ‘Fannypack’ (Amsterdam). Scary D has a history of community based projects -producing “52 Pickup” with Cake Lady and Textaqueen, and screening ‘Dawn of the Drag King Zombies’, a collaborative film project, at Frameline (San Francisco’s International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival).