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Sisters with Transistors

Opens on April 21

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Lisa Rovner Run Time: 86 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Laurie Anderson, Laurie Spiegel, Suzanne Ciani

Join us for BAAM’s Art on Screen on Friday, April 21st at 6:30pm. Doors @ 5:30pm

6:30 Introduction given by Shalom Obisie-Orlu

7:00 Film Sisters with Transistors

Shalom Obisie-Orlu:


Photo Credit: Tonje Thilesen

Shalom is a Brooklyn-based, South Africa-raised artist who has very recently (March 2023) released her debut album Sublimation. While Shalom writes fearlessly personal songs about moments in her life, combining the storytelling of Lucy Dacus with the urgency of Indigo De Souza, her honesty is so blunt it’s inviting. Sublimation is a reflection of the many sides of herself with stories of heartbreak, feeling like an outsider, self-medicating and partying, and ultimately choosing love over fear. Shalom is also a friend of Sam Riley, The Gem’s manager, and so this is a particularly special event for us. As a female musician who has just released her first album, Shalom will give us insight to what female musicians are up against in 2023. To read more great details about Shalom and her work, please click HERE.

Film Synopsis: 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. To find out more about the film and the women pioneers, please click HERE.




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