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Sisters with Transistors (PG)

The untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers—remarkable composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to transform how we produce and listen to music. 

The remarkable world of electronic music has been constantly evolving since its inception in the early 20th century. Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Wendy Carlos, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani and Laurie Spiegel are among the greatest, most influential pioneers of modern sound—yet most people have never heard of them. 

From the unlimited possibilities of digital synthesisers to the impossibly perfect pitch of Auto-Tune, discover the extraordinary developments directly connected to the work and artistry of the women featured in Sisters with Transistors.

Rebel Women is a series of documentaries shining a light on some of the trailblazing female figures who shaped art in the modern world.

  • DIRECTOR: Lisa Rovner
  • CAST: Laurie Anderson, Delia Derbyshire, Suzanne Ciani
  • LANGUAGE: English