New Documentary About Electronic Music's Unsung Heroines

New Documentary About Electronic Music's Unsung Heroines

Post date:

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 07:04

Author:

Naomi Bolton

Lisa Rovner has released a brand new documentary, titled Sisters With Transistors, featuring some of electronic music's unsung heroines. According to the official website, the film maps a new history of electronic music through visionary women like Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, and many others.

This all archival documentary features Laurie Anderson as narrator and traces the evolution of electronic music. It examines how synthesizers opened music to the entire field of sound and how electronic music transformed the very terms of musical thought. Of course, the documentary is not just about the history of the genre but also about the pioneering role played by women.

Sisters With Transistors is the first feature documentary by Lisa Rovner. She has previously collaborated with Pierre Huyghe, Liam Gillick, Maison Martin Margiela, and many other internationally respected artists and brands.

In the United States, Sisters With Transistors is available to watch via Metrograph (https://metrograph.com/live-screenings/sisters-with-transistors/) while those in the United Kingdom can make use of participating virtual screening services as well as select local cinemas (https://www.modernfilms.com/sisterswithtransistors/watch). The rest of the world can make use of Vimeo to rent the documentary (https://metrograph.com/live-screenings/sisters-with-transistors/). For more information about the women featured in the documentary, check out the official website (https://sisterswithtransistors.com/the-pioneers).

Check out the trailer for Sisters With Transistors below and let us know on the forum or in the comments what you think about the documentary.