Sisters with Transistors
  • Year2020
  • Duration82 min

The remarkable story of electronic music's unsung heroines narrated by Laurie Anderson. Pioneering composers such as Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Oliveros, Daphne Oram, Eliane Radigue, Clara Rockmore and Laurie Spiegel were inventing the sounds of the future with tape recorders, the first synthesisers and early computers the size of a room. When electronic music was finally recognised, they were almost forgotten. Director Lisa Rovner rectifies this injustice with rare archives showing their wild creativity. Your senses will thank you.

Sisters with Transistors is screening in Sheffield on Saturday 31 October at 5:00pm 



+ live online Q&A with director Lisa Rovner, in conversation with Festival Deputy Director Melanie Iredale, plus short pre-recorded performance from The Space Lady. 


Sisters with Transistors is available on Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects and Doc/Player from Saturday 31 October at 7:00pm until Thursday 12 November at 11:59pm.



  • Director(s): Lisa Rovner
  • Producer(s): Anna Lena Vaney, Marcus Werner Hed
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Premiere status: European Premiere

  • Event presented in partnership with No Bounds Festival, Live Cinema UK, supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.