Sisters with Transistors Reveals the History of Electronic Music’s Female Pioneers

The film explores the influence of Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Oliveros, and many others.

Lisa Rovner’s Sisters with Transistors is a documentary about the pioneering female musicians who worked in electronic music as far back as the early 1900s.

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.

Via Open Culture, which contains many other articles about the women who helped make electronic music what it is today.


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