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“Why have there been no “great” women composers?” asked Pauline Oliveros in the New York Times back in 1970, in an insightful analysis of gender bias in the arts sector. The truth is there have been, but history has a nasty habit of ignoring them. Sisters with Transistors aims to right this wrong with the portrait of nine electronic music's female pioneers who shaped the soundtrack of the 20th century. From Suzanne Ciani who invented the famous Coca-Cola “pop and pour” sound effect, to Coventry’s finest Delia Derbyshire (the arranger of the original Dr Who theme), this archival documentary is a joyous and exciting look into the (r)evolution of electronic music and the women that led it. Narrated by Laurie Anderson.


To coincide with this screening, we’re delighted to present a live performance from British electronic musician Caro C, who was also a researcher on the film. In association with Deliaphonic, who have been celebrating the legacy of Delia Derbyshire in her home city of Coventry since 2017


This film is only available to viewers in the UK and Northern Ireland.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    UK
  • Rating
    12
  • Director
    Lisa Rovner