International music documentary festival IN-EDIT joins forces with cinema Lab111 to present three very different but equally inspiring music doc’s during Amsterdam Dance Event 2021.
Sisters with Transisters (Lisa Rovner, 2020)
SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.
The film 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 the wider social, political and cultural context of the 20th century as our 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.
With Laurie Anderson as our narrator, we’ll embark on a fascinating journey through the evolution of electronic music. We’ll learn how new devices opened music to the entire field of sound, how electronic music not only changed the modes of production but in its wide-ranging effects also transformed the very terms of musical thought.
Sisters with Transistors is more than just the history of a music genre: it’s the story of how we hear and the critical but little-known role female pioneers play in that story.
Panel Discussion: women in the electronic music scene with Esther Roozendaal, Mingue, Richarda and Hannah Bosma. Moderated by Nina de Koning + live DJ set Rosa Ronsdorf