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A MOVIE ‘SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS’ ABOUT WOMEN IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC IS GOING TO BE RELEASED

The documentary by Lisa Rovner premieres on 14th November at The Barbican Centre.

While electronic music has been always considered to be a man’s genre the movie makes known names of women who were at ranks of electronic music originators. Moreover, the documentary emphasizes the importance of women in the history of music and social development in general.

‘Sisters with Transistors’ covers a number of significant topics such as equality, talent and social rights. The main goal of this work is to show to modern audience the origins of electronic music which was found not only by men.

In the creating of the film such people participated: Lisa Rovner (Director), Laurie Anderson (Narrator), Anna Lena Vaney (Producer). The documentary covered time period from 1920s to 1980s featuring such heroines who have written the history of the genre as Clara Rockmore, Eliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher and Delia Derbyshire.

Laurie Spiegel, one of the ‘Sisters’, says that electronic music became a stronghold for women of that time since female composer was considered as something controvertible. Creating such music which was easy to deliver to the general public dependently from men became a goal to be achieved.

This is not the first movie about women musicians. Just before ‘Sisters with Transistors’ was announced, Underplayed had been released. The documentary about modern situation with women in music featured Alison Wonderland, Tokimonsta and others.

The first night of ‘Sisters with Transistors’ will take place on November 14 as a part of Doc’n Roll film festival. After the first show, Lisa Rovner will answer all the questions to the viewers and Marta Salogni will perform live.