THE IRONING MAIDENS.
Award-winning electronic duo, The Ironing Maidens are putting domestic labour, technology and the history of women in electronic music centre stage with a powerful new take on house music - electro housewife.
Ingeniously adapting real irons and ironing boards into electronic instruments to create breakthrough music (and a new genre - electro housewife!), The Ironing Maidens have toured Europe, playing Germany's famous Fusion Festival, featured at Byron Bay's Falls Festival and taken out the 2017 Best Electronic Music Production in their local Awards.
The show is timely, relevant and thought provoking, but at the same time wholly entertaining and funny. It's a mix of music, visuals, costumes lighting, dancing, heaps of energy and plenty of ironing puns. This year it toured regional laundromats in NSW and QLD to rave reviews, sold out shows and so much media attention- even appearing on the Today Show.
The Ironing Maidens, Patty Preece and Melania Jack, inspired this experimental electronic arts project five years ago when they discovered many electronic music pioneers, who happen to be women, were absent from their electronic music education.
"Looking into the themes prominent during the 1950s when women like Daphne Oram were developing their highly influential work, we noticed parallels between the dismissal of women’s work in the home and the lack of recognition for women in music technology development," said Patty. "So we developed a new show exploring ways of creating sound with the irons (an iconic symbol) and discussing attitudes around issues of recognition"'
Be quick to get in on this one of a kind, experience. It will transform the way you view ironing, housework and electronic music - forever!