Sisters with Transistors (2020)

  • 2020
  • Documentary
  • 1h 22m
  • United Kingdom

Sisters with Transistors was available until Thursday 12 Nov at 11:59pm.

European Premiere

The remarkable story of electronic music’s unsung heroines narrated by Laurie Anderson. Pioneering composers such as Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Oliveros, Daphne Oram, Eliane Radigue, Clara Rockmore, Laurie Spiegel and The Space Lady were inventing the sounds of the future with tape recorders, the first synthesisers and early computers the size of a room. When electronic music was finally recognised, they were almost forgotten. Director Lisa Rovner rectifies this injustice with rare archives showing their wild creativity. Your senses will thank you.

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Lisa Rovner


Anna Lena Vaney



Bonus Content

26 mins
Sisters With Transistors - Q&A + Performance

Join us in a recorded Q&A with Sisters With Transistors director Lisa Rovner, moderated by Melanie Iredale, our Deputy Director taking questions from the audience in the cinema.

The Q&A is then followed by a special performance by Space Lady, recorded specially for Sheffield Doc/Fest