SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS Documentary

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS

World Premiere

Following the film, AFI Festivals Programmer Malin Kan leads a conversation with filmmaker Lisa Rovner.

Theremins, synthesizers and feedback machines abound in this glorious ode to the women who helped shape, not just electronic music but the contemporary soundscape as we know it. Poetic narration delivered in the soothing tonalities of avant-garde composer Laurie Anderson accompanies fascinating archival footage to trace the history of the technological experimentation of sound, the deconstruction of its parts and the manipulation into something altogether other. While traversing a range of musical approaches and personalities, from academia to outsider art to television commercials, we meet Clara Rockmore, Bebe Barron and Eliane Radigue, among many other fascinating and enigmatic musical geniuses. Aficionados of music and culture in general are certain to fall in love with these talented women and their peculiar way of hearing the world.
–Malin Kan

Lisa Rovner is an artist and filmmaker based in London. All of her creative projects are strung together by a fascination with archives and sound and her underlying aspiration to transform politics and philosophy into cinematographic spectacle. Her films have been presented internationally in art venues and theaters. SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is her first feature documentary.

Details

Country: USA, UK

Year: 2020

Director: Lisa Rovner

Screenwriter: Lisa Rovner

Producer: Anna Lena Vaney

Executive Producer: Ashleigh Arrell

Directors of Photography: Eponine Momenceau, Larkin Donley, William Kirstein

Editors: Michael Aaglund, Kara Blake, Mariko Montpetit

Cast/Featuring: Laurie Anderson (narrator)

Running Time (minutes): 86

Language: English

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