October 9: SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS by Lisa Rovner

5.00pm | Sunday, October 9, 2022. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry.

Lisa Rovner’s SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is a spellbinding documentary on “electronic music’s unsung heroines”. Using archival footage and recent interviews, we get to know more about the women behind some of TV’s most iconic theme songs (including Doctor Who) as well as their innovative technologies and experimentations that continue to influence music production, and sound design today.
If you love music, music history and sound design, be there and bring a friend…or two!

The screening coincides with our third year anniversary, and is an early throwback to EXTENDED PLAY, our Music Film Weekend that took place in July. You don’t want to miss it!

Be sure to join us on Sunday, October 9th! Screening starts at 5pm prompt (doors open at 4.30pm) at Alliance Française Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre. Entry is free.

This screening is organised with support from Alliance Française Lagos and the Embassy of France in Nigeria.

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is the untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, remarkable composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.
The remarkable world of electronic music has been constantly evolving since its inception in the early 20th century. From the unlimited possibilities of digital synthesisers, to the recent analog recording revival; from the impossibly perfect pitch of Auto-Tune, to the democratisation of music-making for a generation of ‘bedroom’ producers – each of these extraordinary developments is directly connected to the work and artistry of the women featured in “Sisters with Transistors.” Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Wendy Carlos, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel are among the greatest pioneers of modern sound and we continue to feel their influence yet most people have never heard of them.

Genre: Feature documentary
Running time: 84 min

Language(s): English and French with subtitles
Writer/Director: Lisa Rovner
Producer: Anna Lena Vaney
Narrator: Laurie Anderson
Sound Designer: Marta Salogni
Editors: Michael Aaglund, Mariko Montpetit, Kara Blake
Featuring: Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel.
Website: www.sisterswithtransistors.com
Instagram: @sisterswithtransistors

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Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre (or @af.lagos) is a Nigerian-run non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of French language and francophone cultures, which also provides support to the local arts community. It provides French language classes and promotes an alternative model for culture.