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Sisters with Transistors (PG*) + ScreenTalk with director Lisa Rovner + live performance by Marta Salogni

Doc'n Roll Film Festival

A woman kneels down in front of a recorder

Think of early electronic music and you’ll likely see men pushing buttons, knobs, and boundaries, but the truth is, women have been integral from the very beginning. 

Women have been inventing devices, techniques and tropes that would define the shape of sound for years to come.

As one of the film’s subjects, Laurie Spiegel explains: “We women were especially drawn to electronic music when the possibility of a woman composing was in itself controversial. Electronics let us make music that could be heard by others without having to be taken seriously by the male-dominated establishment.”

We're delighted to have the event begin with Music for Open Spaces: Tape Machines, a live performance by musician Marta Salogni

UK 2020 Dir Lisa Rovner 82 min

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