(Image: The Space Lady by Terri Loewenthal)

As part of our upcoming autumn weekender, Rhyme & Rhythm, we're delighted to present the European Premiere of SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS plus a special pre-recorded online performance from The Space Lady.

Sisters With Transistors tells the remarkable story of electronic music's unsung heroines narrated by Laurie Anderson. Pioneering composers such as Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Delia Derbyshire, Pauline Oliveros, Daphne Oram, Eliane Radigue, Clara Rockmore and Laurie Spiegel were inventing the sounds of the future with tape recorders, the first synthesisers and early computers the size of a room. When electronic music was finally recognised, they were almost forgotten. Director Lisa Rovner rectifies this injustice with rare archives showing their wild creativity. Your senses will thank you.

Screening Saturday 31 October – 17:00 followed by a live online Q&A with director Lisa Rovner, in conversation with our Deputy Director Melanie Iredale, plus a short pre-recorded performance from The Space Lady. The Space Lady is an outsider music icon, known for her ethereal sound and wearing a stunning winged helmet while playing versions of contemporary pop music on a vintage accordion and a retro-futuristic sounding Casio keyboard.

Booking information for both our physical screening at the Showroom Cinema and our online screening of the film, is available here.

Presented in partnership with No Bounds Festival and with Live Cinema UK, supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.