Sisters With Transistors [Online FILM]
- 23 Apr 2021
- 07 May 2021
- 23 Apr, All Day
07 May, All Day
Distributed by Modern Films
Written and Directed by Lisa Rovner
Produced by Anna Lena Vaney
NARRATED BY LAURIE ANDERSON
Runtime 84 min,
Feature documentary, UK
In English with Closed Captions available
SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is the untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, remarkable composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.
The remarkable world of electronic music has been constantly evolving since its inception in the early 20th century. From the unlimited possibilities of digital synthesisers, to the recent analog recording revival; from the impossibly perfect pitch of Auto-Tune, to the democratisation of music-making for a generation of ‘bedroom’ producers – each of these extraordinary developments is directly connected to the work and artistry of the women featured in “Sisters with Transistors.” Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Wendy Carlos, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel are among the greatest pioneers of modern sound and we continue to feel their influence yet most people have never heard of them.