SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

By Lisa ROVNER

WILLOW GLEN FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2020

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose experimentations with machines redefined musical boundaries.

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cph dox 2020
SXSW 2020
sheffield Docfest 2020
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lisa ROVNER
    • Writer(s)
    • Lisa ROVNER
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcus WERNER HED, Anna LENA, Elizabeth BENJAMIN
    • Synopsis
    • While electronic music is often perceived as a boy’s club, the truth is from the beginning women have been integral in inventing the devices, techniques and tropes that have defined the shape of modern sound.

      SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music: Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel.

      With the wider social, political and cultural context of the 20th century as our backdrop, this archival documentary narrated by Laurie Anderson reveals a unique emancipation struggle, restoring the central role of women in the history of music and society at large.
      More than just the history of a music genre, it's the story of how we hear and the critical but little-known role female pioneers play in that story.
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