Skip to content

‘Sisters with Transistors’, a documentary about the pioneers of electronic music

The piece was directed by Lisa Rovner.

This November, a new documentary dedicated to the pioneers of electronic music will see the light under the name ‘Sisters with Transistors’. The feature centers around the work of figures such as Suzanne Ciani, Delia Derbyshire, Laurie Spiegel, and Clara Rockmore.

The feature aims to reveal a unique struggle for emancipation and restore the central role of women in the history of music and society in general.

‘We, women, were especially attracted to electronic music when the possibility of a woman composing was itself controversial. Electronics allow us to make music that others can listen to without having to be taken seriously by the male-dominated establishment’, says the director of the piece.

The film is part of the seventh Doc’n Roll film festival and will be shown at London’s The Barbican Theater on November 14th, along with a special ‘question and answer’ session with director Lisa Rovner. Tickets can be purchased here

Check out the trailer for ‘Sisters with Transistors’ below.

Back To Top