Sisters with Transistors

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Sisters with Transistors

Exploring women’s influence on electronic music, Lisa Rovner’s Sisters with Transistors is a comprehensive look at the music you think you know (and maybe some music you haven’t yet heard) that reveals the staggering number of innovations pioneered by women in this technical field. From creating early radio sounds and commercial jingles, to playing the theremin and hand-editing magnetic tape and beyond, Sisters with Transistors is a sonically immersive historical tour guided by narrator Laurie Anderson and the voices of many of the women innovators themselves. 

“An important tribute to these women and their influence, it's also a cinematic experience that melds the visuals to the abstract, hallucinatory sounds of their compositions.”
Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
“The future was always within reach for women in electronic music, and this film thus acts as both a tribute, a homage and a roadmap to how they got to where they are today.”
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas,

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2023 series.

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