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The principles of deep listening, which sits in contrast to mainstream culture’s pop consciousness of distraction and saturation, are a recurring theme in Lisa Rovner’s debut documentary, Sisters with Transistors. Made using found archive footage, the film – narrated by Laurie Anderson, with guest appearances by Aura Satz, Holly Herndon, and Kim Gordon – traces the beginnings of electronic music through the lens of the women who helped shape it. “The history of women has been a story of silence, and music is no exception,” Rovner tells me. “These women have been integral in inventing the devices and the techniques and the tropes that would define the shape of sound for years to come.”