Sisters With Transistors

2020| PG| 86 mins| / /

Screening Dates:
Fri 14 May 12:00am

Sponsored by CityFibre

Director: Lisa Rovner
Narrated: Laurie Anderson

Available to stream at home from Friday 23 April

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 democratisation of music-making for ‘bedroom’ producers; creating music has never been so accessible.

Yet most people have never heard of the greatest pioneers of modern sound, whose influence we continue to feel every day. Sisters With Transistors is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s women trailblazers – composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies, utterly transforming how we produce and listen to music.

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

★★★★ “POETIC AND ENGAGING” One Room With A View

“A VIBRANT AND EXCITING FILM… IMBUED WITH THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION, IMAGINATION AND DEFIANCE AGAINS THE ODDS” Sophie Brown, CPH:DOX NEXT:WAVE AWARD JUROR

Stream on demand for £9.99. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.

Please note, this film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


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