GRIFFITH - The Ironing Maidens Electronic Music Production Workshop

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Griffith Regional Art Gallery

167 Banna st

Griffith, NSW


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While The Ironing Maidens are on tour in Regional NSW this Jan 2018, we’re able to offer partly-subsidised workshops in Electronic Music Production using Ableton Live Software.

What are the workshops about?

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.

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.

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.

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 ideas 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 - email: theironingmaidensemail@gmail.com .

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.

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 people and best of all...

  • Access to the Facebook Group which provides ongoing support and connection to a wider community.

The Facilitators

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 has been the main tech on the Ironing Maidens performance piece, developing MIDI controllers and custom Synthesisers inside domestic irons to use as performance instruments. Patty Bom works as a VET teacher and Lecturer, (Central Queensland Uni, SAE Byron Bay) specialising in studio production and music production for screen, radio and live performance. Patty has won a North Coast Entertainment Industry Association award for Best Electronic Song in 2016 and is a sought after sound engineer for both live sound events, studio production and film. 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.

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.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This workshop is designed for young people aged 16 - 30 years but no ID is required

What can I bring into the event?

Bring your own Lap Top and headphones and download a trial version of Ableton Live software here -


If you have any problems locating a laptop to use for the workshop or downloading the software - email us - we will be able to help.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email - theironingmaidensemail@gmail.com

To find out about the live electronic performance at the Laundromat - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-ironing-maidens-at-the-little-red-launderette-griffith-tickets-41269592462

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