Think of early electronic music and you’ll likely see men pushing buttons, knobs, and boundaries. While electronic music is often perceived as a boys club, the truth is from the very beginning women have been integral in inventing the devices, techniques, and tropes that would define the shape of sound for years to come. As one of the film’s subjects, Laurie Spiegel explains: “We women were especially drawn to electronic music when the possibility of a woman composing was in itself controversial. Electronics let us make music that could be heard by others without having to be taken seriously by the male-dominated establishment.”
Featuring: Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Bebe Baron, Eliane Radigue, Marianne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Suzanne Ciani & Laurie Spiegel.