“An important tribute to these women and their influence, it’s also a cinematic experience that melds the visuals to the abstract, hallucinatory sounds of their compositions.”
— Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
Narrated by legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, Lisa Rovner’s superb Sisters with Transistors showcases the music of and rare interviews with female electronic pioneers Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Éliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and more. Sisters with Transistors is an essential primer for those interested in discovering this vital, oft-overlooked history but also offers plenty of surprises for crate-digging experimental music obsessives who know the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s output like the back of their hand. Rovner wisely chooses to let the incredible archival footage comprise the bulk of her sensitively-crafted film — truly a music doc done right.
“One of 2021’s very best films… a portrait of revolution that feels strangely timeless.” — Criterion Cast
“Eye opening ear scrambling joy.” — Mark Kermode
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