Award-winning electronic duo, The Ironing Maidens are putting domestic labour, technology and the history of women in electronic music centre stage with their live electronic performance art piece.
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, The Performing Arts Festival Berlin, featured at Byron Bay's Falls Festival and taken out the 2017 Best Electronic Music Production in their local Awards. The duo recently toured regional laundromats in New South Wales supported by Create NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts.
The Ironing Maidens, Patty Preece and Melania Jack, inspired this experimental electronic arts project as a homage to the work of Daphne Oram, an unsung pioneer of music technology from the 1950’s whose work has been instrumental in the development of the electronic sound industry.
The music is a fresh new take on house music, with 4 to the floor beats, driving 303 style bass patterns, samples from 1950’s advertising and real world laundry sounds as well as lyrical concepts that will iron out your idea’s about housework and gender roles. Superb sound, projected visuals, sensational lighting and a smoke machine transforms any old laundry into a whole new spin cycle experience for the audience. Bring your washing!