MAS Film Screening: Sisters with Transistors


Peggy Weil


Program in Media Arts & Sciences celebrates Women’s History Month with a film screening of Sisters with Transistors.

The history of women has been a history of silence. 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.

Q & A with MAS professor Joe Paradiso to follow.

Pizza dinner provided.

Co-sponsored by: Music & Theater Arts and Women’s and Gender Studies.

This film is part of the  2023 Women Take the Reel film festival. This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that features films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism. The focus is on intellectual investigation of these issues as well as visibility for women’s contributions to the film industry. 

All films are free and open to the public. RSVP required for building access.

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