Sisters with Transistors: Electronic music's female pioneers

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Film screening and special guests in conversation

This event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be announced in the near future. Existing ticket holders will be contacted.

Sisters with Transistors is a film that maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music, including Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel.

With Laurie Anderson as our narrator, we take a fascinating journey through the evolution of electronic music. But Sisters with Transistors is more than just the history of a music genre. With the wider social, political and cultural context of the 20th century as its backdrop, this all archival documentary reveals a unique emancipation struggle, restoring the central role of women in the history of music and society at large.

The screening is followed by a conversation with guest speakers including director of the film Lisa Rovner.

★★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ The Financial Times | ★★★★ NME | ★★★★ The Arts Desk | ★★★★ The Scotsman

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Name: Sisters with Transistors: Electronic music's female pioneers
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £14.00
Member: £14.00
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Disabled: £7.00
Senior (60+): £12.00
Young Person (18-25): £7.00
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