Are you interested in wavetable synthesis, sine wave tones and the Oramics technique? Do you want to experiment with polyphonic synths, MIDI controllers, tape loops and programs like Native Instruments Massive, Maschine and Ableton Live?
FKA twigs, Banks, Grimes, Vaccine, Santigold, Mary Anne Hobbs, Rainbow Chan, Robyn, TOKiMONSTA, Micachu, Beth Gibbons, Kate Bush, Gillian Gilbert, Peaches, Paula P-Orridge, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, liane Radigue – follow in the footsteps of these female predecessors and apply for All Girl Electronic.
No experience is necessary – just an interest in learning how to produce electronic music. Workshops are free and open to all women aged 16-20 from Western Sydney to apply. Over eight sessions a small group of female participants will learn the basics of electronic music production from experienced facilitators. Industry mentors will be on hand to support the group in producing tracks. The participants will also collaborate with a female filmmaker to produce a music video to accompany one of the tracks they produce.
All Girl Electronic is produced by I.C.E. in partnership with MusicNSW. The program is an answer to the call for gender and cultural diversity within the areas of electronic music production and programming through collaboration with an all-female team of facilitators and mentors.
The All Girl Electronic showcase will present the tracks produced in the 2016 workshops, ending the 8 week program. It will also be a chance for the participants to see the project facilitators perform, with music from Del Lumanta, Nicola Morton, Hannah Lockwood and a DJ set from Victoria Harbutt.
Date: 10 November
Location: Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.), 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta
The workshops will cover laying down tracks, making beats, sampling, mixing, recording and performing. The program will include training, mentoring, artistic experimentation, music video production and recording.
Workshops: 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Thursdays, 22 September – 3 November
Showcase: 6pm – 8pm, 10 November
Where: Information and Cultural Exchange, 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta
WHO CAN APPLY
All Girl Electronic is for young women, aged 16-20, from Western Sydney who have an interest in electronic music production. No prior experience is necessary however if you do have a background in music we encourage you to detail this in your application.
Applications close midnight 14 September 2016.
We will let you know if you’ve been accepted into the program by Friday 16 September 2016. Participants are expected to be available to attend all workshops.
Del Lumanta is an artist and musician from Sydney. She has exhibited in Sydney and Melbourne, including recent shows at 55 Sydenham Rd, Knulp and MOP Projects. She plays in experimental synth 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 is an electronic music artist that uses DIY experimental processes in composition and performance. She has explored many different approaches to music-making. Inspired in her teens by digital hardcore and minimalism she studied a Bachelor of Music Technology at Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She has composed for gamelan and classical ensembles in Australia and Indonesia, but has spent the last 7 years focusing on analogue synthesizers and free improvising touring Europe, China and the USA in different groups. National Film and Sound Archive has collected a set of her solo experimental electronic recordings and she has released on Australian DIY labels: Breakdance the Dawn; Alberts Basement and European labels: Musica Dispersa and LF Records.
Experimental Electronics: https://soundcloud.com/nfsaaustralia/sets/lateral-listening-ep14-nicola-morton
Improvised Group: https://soundcloud.com/nicolaisgreat/field-recording-nicola-morton-matt-earle-michael-donnelly
Hannah is an audio engineer/electronic music producer from Sydney. Her live sets are a collision of noise and harmony, centered around modular synth exploitations. The rhythms are hypnotic and jarring, the soundscapes dark and emotive. Through her solo project and as one half of phile, Hannah has performed in support of artists including Dopplereffekt, Kangding Ray, Rdhd, Paula Temple, Efdemin, Dasha Rush, Rabih Beaini, Container, Xosar, Samuel Kerridge, Dino Sabatini, Imaginary Softwoods and Tin Man. Hannah co-founded the Deep Seeded collective in 2015, with the aim of showcasing the local live electronic artists and DJ’s who are actively breaking the boundaries of contemporary music. Through Deep Seeded and her solo output, Hannah looks to push her local techno scene in a more radical and forward thinking direction.
If you would like more information about All Girl Electronic | Pilot Program (2016), you can get in contact with Julia Mendel at I.C.E. for more details