6:30 AM06:30

Tegan Koster Project and The Ironing Maidens - The Tanks Cairns - IWD

Two of the Far North region’s most dynamic music acts will grace the stage for International

Women’s Day events, as part of the Flame arts project.

Award-winning electronic duo, The Ironing Maidens, and sonic neo-futurists Tegan Koster

Project, are joining forces to kick off 2019 in style.

The Ironing Maidens put domestic labour, technology, and the history of women in electronic

music centre stage with their live electronic music show.

Ingeniously adapting real irons and ironing boards into electronic instruments to create

breakthrough music, The Ironing Maidens mix house beats with video projections and performance

to create a unique show.

“As if turning a cruel stereotype into a piece of art wasn’t enough, The Ironing Maidens are

rocking inventive sounds and inspirational girl power.” - MUSIC IS MY MUSE

They have toured Europe, playing Germany's famous Fusion Festival and The Performing

Arts Festival Berlin, have featured at Byron Bay's Falls Festival, and have just wowed

crowds at Woodford Folk Festival.

There is so much being celebrated at this event. Get ready for the Ironing Maidens new

single coming out for IWD who’s global slogan for this year is “Balance for Better”.

After dropping the cassingle ‘Its a Fun Life’ last year, Tegan Koster stirs the pot with her

new band and fresh brand of post-pop synth-rock.

The Tegan Koster Project combines classic synths, progressive, sweeping guitar lines,

considered beats and electronics, and bold, compelling vocals laced with satire, to create

the TKP sound.

Tegan Koster Project features legendary indigenous guitarist William ‘Biri’ Duffin, elusive

producer Hairbrain, and band leader Tegan Koster on vocals and synthesizer. TKP will be

dropping their new single ‘Medieval’ as part of the show.

This will be a truly danceable event, so bring your best electronic moves out of the 80’s

duffel bag in your cupboard and get ready to party Cairns!

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7:30 AM07:30

2019 IWD Breakfast Cairns Regional Council.

Cairns Regional Council's International Women's Day Breakfast celebrates women who have made an outstanding contribution to our community.

This year's event will be held at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino and features entertainment by The Ironing Maidens and key speakers discussing current topics for women in all walks of life.

Winners of the Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year Awards will b announced along with the scholarship presentation.

Ticket price includes a hot plated breakfast.

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9:00 PM21:00

Composers of the Future Workshops - Tanks Cairns

The Composer of the Future workshop 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.

Participants 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 Facilitators Melania Jack and Patty Preece (The Ironing Maidens).

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 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.

Melania has 10 years' education and industry experience in music performance and film production. She has independently released two solo Ep's and has toured nationally and internationally. Melania was awarded Best Emerging Talent at the Byron Bay All Shorts Film Festival and Best Music Film Clip at the NCEIA Dolphin Awards.

Bookings essential as spaces are strictly limited.

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5:30 AM05:30

Solar Fx

The Ironing Maidens are performing at the Solar FX event at Glen Gordon Station Innot Hot Springs. For more information and tickets -

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