Sisters with Transistors


Women like Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher or Laurie Spiegel are fundamental to understanding nowadays musical world, although very few people have heard of them.

Sisters with Transitorsis a documentary about pioneering women in electronic music. Unknown stories uncovered by British director Lisa Rovner that explain how we consume and produce music today. From auto-tune to the limitless posibilities that are offered by synthesizers, all of them have their origin in what this film tells.

In addition, this documentary is narrated by Laurie Anderson, a performance art pioneer. Lisa Rovner explains that the film is “the story of how we hear, and the fundamental role played by these women on this matter”, so she had to break that silence. The film will have a second screening at the Curtocircuíto 2021 festival.

Lisa Rovner

Lisa Rovner is a London-based artist and filmmaker. All her projects, from films to video clips, advertisments and art exhibitions, are united by her fascination with arquives and sound, and by her underlying aspiration to transform politics and philosophy into film. Rovner has collaborated with some of the most respected artist and brands, including Pierre Hyghe, Liam Gillick, Sebastien Tellier, Maison Martin Margiela and Acne. Sisters With Transistors is her first full-length documentary film.

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Director: Lisa Rovner
Writer: Lisa Rovner
Editor: Michael Aaglund, Kara Blake, Mariko Monpetit
Sound: Marta Salogni
Producer:Anna Lena Vaney