Film Screening: Sisters with Transistors
Friday, September 2 at 8 PM
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center {120 College Street}

Free Film Screening for Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center members
Interested in becoming a museum member?
Limited Seating

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.


Narrated by legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, Lisa Rovner’s superb Sisters with Transistors showcases the music of and rare interviews with female electronic pioneers Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Éliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and more. Sisters with Transistors is an essential primer for those interested in discovering this vital, oft-overlooked history but also offers plenty of surprises for crate-digging experimental music obsessives who know the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s output like the back of their hand. Rovner wisely chooses to let the incredible archival footage comprise the bulk of her sensitively-crafted film — truly a music documentary done right.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Our good friends at Make Noise are sponsoring ten memberships for folks who want to come to the Sisters with Transistors film screening, but don’t have resources to invest in a membership at this time. If this applies to you or someone you know, email us at:

This opportunity is open through Wednesday, August 31.

Presented in partnership with Aspect Ratio (@aspectratiofilms), Make Noise, and Connect Beyond

Sisters with Transistors (Lisa Rovner, 2020, 84 minutes, UK, English, Color, DCP). Produced by Anna Lena Films and Marcus Werner Hed. A Metrograph Pictures Release.

“Eye opening ear scrambling joy.” — Mark Kermode

“One of 2021’s very best films… a portrait of revolution that feels strangely timeless.” — Criterion Cast

Below is the trailer for Sisters with Transistors.