Sisters With Transistors

Sisters With Transistors

Think of early electronic music and you’ll likely see men pushing buttons, knobs, and boundaries. While electronic music is often perceived as a boys club, the truth is from the very beginning women have been integral in inventing the devices, techniques and tropes that would define the shape of sound for years to come. As one of the film’s subjects, Laurie Spiegel explains: “We women were especially drawn to electronic music when the possibility of a woman composing was in itself controversial. Electronics let us make music that could be heard by others without having to be taken seriously by the male-dominated establishment.”

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Lisa Rovner



Director: Lisa Rovner
Producer: Anna Lena Vaney, Marcus Werner Hed
Editor: Mariko Montpetit, Michael Aaglund, Kara Blake


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Anna Lena Vaney
Anna Lena Films
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Lisa Rovner
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Biography, Documentary, History, LGBTQ, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 82 mins