A screening of “Sisters with Transistors” (2020), a documentary by Lisa Rovner.
SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.
The film maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music, including Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel.
Lisa Rovner is an award winning French American writer and filmmaker based in London who got her start directing arty adverts for the likes of Opening Ceremony and Margiela.
Narrated by Laurie Anderson it premiered at SXSW 2020, won a special mention at CPH:DOX 2020, the Indie Music Award at Indie Lisboa and Grand Prize Music Documentary at FIPADOCS. It was long listed for Best Documentary by British Independent Film Awards. The Guardian gave it 5 stars, NYtimes called it “Bewitching”, LAtimes“
When she’s not working on feature projects, she makes short films and filmed portraits about and with the people and things she cares about.
Her art work and films have been presented at the FIAC Art Fair, Art Basel Switzerland, the Paris Film Festival, the Anthology Film Archives, the Center for Contemporary Art Santa Monica in Barcelona, FRAC Museum in Normandy, The Grand Palais in Paris, the Bruce High Quality Foundation Brucennials and White Columns in NY, and featured on websites such as Nowness, Interview Magazine, NYTimes, Artlog, Dazed Digital, Opening Ceremony, and Holiday Magazine, among others.
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