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All Girl Electronic | Performance Workshops (2018)

All Girl Electronic is a FREE electronic music production workshop program for female, transgender and non-binary youth from Western Sydney. No experience is necessary – just an interest in learning how to produce electronic music. The program is an answer to the call for gender and cultural diversity within the areas of electronic music production and programming.

Find out more about previous workshops:
Production Workshops
Recording Workshops
Software and Experiementations Workshops
Composition & Arrangement Workshops
Pilot Program

Performance Workshops (8 weeks)
18 September – 10 November 2018

Over 8 weeks you’ll be trained and mentored by some of Sydney’s best producers, delving into Ableton Live and learning how to produce and perform your own tracks. Together you will learn how to compose with Ableton, an introduction to synths, production processes and performance. All Girl Electronic caters to those starting out as well as bedroom producers ready to begin collaborating.
The program will include:
* training
* mentoring
* artistic experimentation
* Composing with Ableton
* Arrangement
* Sound design
* Effects
* Studio practice
* Performance


Who can apply?
* Female identifying / transgender / non-binary people
* Aged 15 – 25
* Western Sydney based


Choose between one of two streams:
Tuesdays | 18 September – 5 November 2018 | 6pm – 9.30pm
Saturdays | 22 September – 10 November 2018 | 11am – 2.30pm
All workshops held at Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.), 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta


Applications close midnight, Monday 3 September 2018. 

Graphic design by Natalie Ang and Gillian Kayrooz.


Del Lumanta
Del Lumanta is a visual artist and musician from Sydney. She has exhibited in Sydney and Melbourne, with recent shows at 55 Sydenham Rd, Knulp and MOP Projects. She plays in experimental synthesizer duo Video Ezy and currently coordinates Double Vision, a series of free-form gigs showcasing the practice of DIY, sound and ‘other’ musicians at Verge Gallery.

Nicola Morton
Nicola Morton is an electronic music artist who uses DIY experimental processes in composition/performance. She holds a Bachelor of Music Technology from Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She has composed for gamelan and classical ensembles in Australia and Indonesia, and has spent the last 7 years focusing on analogue synthesizers and free improvisation touring throughout Europe, China and the USA with various performers, ensembles and groups. National Film and Sound Archive has collected her solo experimental electronic recordings released on Australian DIY labels: Breakdance the Dawn, Alberts Basement; and European labels Musica Dispersa and LF Records.
SoundCloud (Experimental Electronics) 
SoundCloud (Trance/House) 
SoundCloud (Improvised Group)

Dr. Donna Hewitt
Donna Hewitt is an academic, vocalist, electronic music composer and instrument designer. Donna’s research has been primarily exploring mediatized performance environments and new ways of interfacing the voice with electronic media. She is the inventor of the eMic, a sensor enhanced microphone stand for electronic music performance and more recently has been creating wearable electronics for controlling both sound and lighting in performance. She is a founding member of Macrophonics, a mediatised performance collective. Her work has attracted funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, recently with all female collective Lady Electronica. Donna has held academic positions at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Queensland University of Technology and is currently the Convenor of Music and Bachelor of Music Co-ordinator at the University of New England.


Rebel Yell is a demon-like force producing some of the most mesmerising, brooding bangers in Brisbane. Fearlessly pushing the boundaries of Australia’s club scene, Rebel Yell is a powerful megahex of techno, industrial and haunting beats, guaranteed to possess the dance floor with heavy bass lines and hypotonic mechanical rhythms.
Steaming out of underground electro-pop outfit 100%, Rebel Yell is Grace Stevenson’s solo project which has been captivating crowds and critics since the release of her debut EP Mother of Millions (Rice is Nice,2016). Rebel Yell is rapidly gaining reputation as one of the most daring, ground-breaking and promising electronic acts in Australia.

Gail Priest is a Katoomba/Sydney-based artist with a multi-faceted practice in which sound is the key material of communication and investigation. In her live performance she uses field recordings, processed voice and noise to explore the interaction of the figurative and the abstract, the machinic and the organic, the sensual and the brutal. Her practice encompasses performance, recording, sound design for dance and theatre, installation, curation and writing. She is also the founder of Audible Women, an online directory for women working in sound and experimental music. 

Antonia Gauci
In the past decade, Antonia has established herself as one of Australia’s most trusted, best-regarded engineers and versatile mixers, working with numerous local and international artists across the sonic spectrum. Her credits include: Will.I.Am, Lil Yachty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, most notably Kesha’s Grammy nominated single Praying, as well as some of Australia’s finest; DMA’s, Alison Wonderland, Vallis Alps, Kučka, Mansionair, MOVEMENT, What So Not, BUOY, Body Type and Antaole – to name a few. In 2014, Antonia became one of 301’s in-house engineering staff.  In 2017, she successfully broke out into the freelance world, acquiring her own production room at Golden Retriever Studios while Studios 301 engaged in their relocation & rebuild – Opening 2018.

Chelsey K J Sanderson
Chelsey Sanderson has been performing drums and vocals in Wollongong band The Nah for the last three years, supporting acts such as RVIVR, Regurgitator and Camp Cope. She has also recently begun DJing as ChelseyDagger at parties in Wollongong and Sydney, playing to crowds at diverse events from Heaps Gay to Yours and Owls festival.  Chelsey is a tireless advocate for LGBTQI+ presence, diversity and mental health in the music industry, helping to found PRIDE TIDE, an arts and music night for the LGBTQI+ community in Wollongong. She has spoken at panels and talks including MusicNSW’s Music and the Mind panel in 2017 and earlier this year supported The Vanns with The Nah for INDENT 2018, performing and speaking to young people throughout regional NSW. Chelsey is excited to be involved with All Girl Electronic and to share her experience. She loves disco music and punk, but mostly disco.

MSH (“mesh”) aka Michael Stratford Hutch (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, born on muwinina land in nipaluna/Hobart, Tasmania, and living and working on Gadigal land, in Sydney. They are currently studying a combined Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney.
MSH has been writing music in various forms for almost 10 years, though only now, in 2018, is the project truly taking shape. MSH operates within a landscape of experimental pop, drawing upon diverse sonic lineages with a keen ear for the idiosyncratic and uncanny. Particular formative influences for the project include the eclectic sonic environment of childhood and adolescence, the DIY scene in nipaluna/Hobart, and the warehouse party scene in Sydney.
In 2018, they have been releasing select demos as a part of a prelude to their first large-scale work, due out in 2019. In extension to this pursuit, MSH will be presenting their first live shows before the end of 2018, including their first proper outings as a DJ.


Past Workshops

Production Workshops (2018)

Recording Workshops (2018)

Composition and Arrangement Workshops (2017)

Experimentation and Software Workshops (2017)

All Girl Electronic Pilot (2016)


The AGE Tumblr is where we share tracks from our favourite artists/producers/Djs/performers in the workshops. If you are looking for a huge selection of new and old music from every genre check it out.


The Sound behind the Sound: General Admission | Stephanie Sophia Barahona

Lizeth Mendoza Yalan interviews Antonia Gauci

Talking music with Lupa J

It’s the End of an AGE for All Girl Electronic 2017

7 Questions with Alessandra Femenias

7 Questions with Stephanie Barahona

7 Questions with Xerstorkitte

7 Questions with Gillian Kayrooz

7 Questions with Sara Tamim

First Taste of All Girl Electronic 2017

Artist interview : Hannah Lockwood

Artist interview : Del Lumanta

Artist interview : Nicola Morton

Musical Experiments at All Girl Electronic

If you would like more information about All Girl Electronic | Performance Workshops (2018), you can get in contact with Julia Mendel at I.C.E. for more details
Julia Mendel
Producer, Community Engagement
[email protected]
02 8821 9151

A project of Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.). in partnership with MusicNSW, University of New England and FBi Radio.
This project is funded by the Ian Potter Foundation.

I.C.E. receives core support from the Australia Council for the Arts, the NSW Government through the Department of Family and Community Services and Create NSW, the Crown Resorts Foundation and The Packer Family Foundation.

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