Sisters with Transistors + DJ Workshop with Miss World
This programme contains 2 films.
Chloe Charlton is a moving image artist and aspiring film programmer based in Glasgow. From an ecological stance, she is directed by the sensual entanglements of the lived emerging experience.
As a programmer she aims to offer tender narratives streamed together using the film works of others, to stimulate critical conversations.
Sisters with Transistors
Sisters with Transistors takes us on a rhythmic journey through the previously silent histories of women in electronic music. Brought to life with archive and the voice of Laurie Anderson, the film documents the evolution of ‘woman + machine’. It is an immersive, empowering study of a radical practice from musicians such as Daphne Oram and Eliane Radigue, that remains deeply relevant today. The documentary’s director Lisa Rovner beautifully weaves the women’s tales together to reflect upon the community and transmission behind the sounds of today.
Essential to sparking collective movement and identity, music links bodies together across space and time. Its development reflects our cultural shifts, with new sonic forms arising out of the groundwork of history. Sisters with Transistors portrays the pioneering women in electronic music, providing a key document of their revolutionary experimentations with the voice of the machine. Shaped by a female director, this film reveals a radical, resourceful strength and conveys the interconnectedness of expression. It forms an ongoing community of which we feel a part of, empowering all to operate the machines that form the sounds of today.-Chloe Charlton
Production CountriesFrance United Kingdom United States
DJ Workshop with Miss World
Edinburgh’s all-woman DJ collective, MISS WORLD will be running a DJ workshop after the screening of Sisters with Transistors. Bring your own USB stick of choice tunes for an open, informal session after the film screening. Open to all.
Miss World is an all-woman DJ collective with monthly parties across Edinburgh, run by residents Julia, Feena, Gemma & Emily. They promote female-identifying and queer DJs from Scotland and beyond, and run workshops for women to get into DJing. They have monthly residencies at sneaky Pete’s and Paradise Palms in Edinburgh. Previous guests include Peach, Nina Las Vegas, Logic1000, Lauren Hansom, RAW SILK.