Sisters With Transistors is screening today (24 March).
It’s been a year since we launched Supporters: a membership package that’s helped us to continue throughout the pandemic. For 2021, we’re introducing Supporters Week – seven days of screenings and talks, curated exclusively for Supporters. A free 30-day pass is available now.
Narrated by Laurie Anderson, Sisters With Transistors documents the uncelebrated pioneers who shaped electronic music as we know it today. Composers and artists such as Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Delia Derbyshire and Laurie Spiegel were all instrumental in using tape machines, synthesisers and first-wave computer systems to create bold new sounds. But, somehow, their names are never quite as prominent in the history books. Lisa Rovner’s acclaimed 2020 documentary uses rare archive footage and gorgeous storytelling to help remedy that.