New Documentary, Sisters with Transistors, Highlights Female Pioneers of Electronic Music

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Culture, Stories | 0 comments

A new documentary that highlights the contributions of electronic music’s female pioneers is set to debut next month. With a focus on some of the movement’s biggest contributors like Laurie SpiegelDelia Derbyshire, and Suzanne Ciani, the film – titled Sisters with Transistors – will premiere at The Barbican Theatre on the November 14th.

“We women were especially drawn to electronic music when the possibility of a woman composing was in itself controversial,” said Spiegel of the film. “Electronics let us make music that could be heard by others without having to be taken seriously by the male-dominated establishment.”

Sisters with Transistors aims to reveal an often overlooked aspect of electronic music history. While the movement may be portrayed as something that men had created and innovated, the documentary highlights integral inventors, contributors, and pioneers of the scene whose work shaped the evolving soundscapes of contemporary culture.

The documentary will premiere as a part of Doc’n Roll Film Festival‘s seventh annual event. That screening is already sold out, but a second screening will be held the following day and also include the Q&A session with director Lisa Rovner.

Tickets for the November 15th viewing of Sisters With Transistors are available beginning October 19th and can be found on the Doc’n Roll Film Festival website.

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