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.
With the wider social, political and cultural context of the 20th century as the backdrop, this archival documentary – narrated by Laurie Anderson – reveals a unique struggle, restoring the central role of women in the history of music and society at large.
A fascinating journey through the evolution of electronic music, Sisters With Transistors is more than just the history of a music genre: it's the story of the critical but little-known role female pioneers play in modern music's history.
This one-off screening on 31 October will feature a live online Q&A with director Lisa Rovner, and short pre-recorded performance from The Space Lady. It's part of Doc/Fest's Rhyme & Rhythm weekender.
The film will also be available to watch through the Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects online player through to 12 November.
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