Sisters with Transistors

Dir: Lisa Rovner
United Kingdom / 2020 / 86mins

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Since the very beginning of electronic music, women have been integral in inventing the devices, techniques and tropes that would define the shape of sound for years to come.

Sisters with Transistors is the irresistible antidote to a common assumption that electronic music is a boys club. Not true, and Lisa Rovner's tour through the synths and sounds of a series of visionary women proves it.

Narrated by Laurie Anderson, the film maps a new history of electronic music through the women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music, including Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel.