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Women & Wavelengths: Pioneers of Electronic Music

As part of Suoni Per Il Popolo

Special event:

Suoni & Cinéma Moderne with Kara Blake & Caroline Martel, Sunday June 7th at 7:30 pm


The Delian Mode by Kara Blake ⎮ 2009 ⎮ 25 min

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The Delian Mode explores the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire; the woman behind the distinctive Doctor Who theme music created at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in the early 1960’s.

A Life in Waves by Brett Whitcomb ⎮ 2017 ⎮ 75 min

A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani. The film is a journey into Suzanne’s mind, offering a feminine glimpse into the often complicated world of electronic music.

Sunergy by Sean Hellfritsch  ⎮ 2016 ⎮ 25 min

Directed by Sean Hellfritsch (who’s also co-directing Kanye’s video game “Only One”),  the documentary showcases footage of the Bolinas coast in California, and records a live performance from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani. (Pitchfork)

Wavemakers by Caroline Martel ⎮ 2016 ⎮ 97 min

This feature documentary takes us on an intriguing human and musical discovery of the most expressive of electronic instruments, the Ondes Martenot. A group of Martenot aficionados pursues the legacy of Maurice Martenot (1898–1980), inventor of an instrument as rare and fragile as it is magical. Musicians, artisans and scientists strive to unravel the mysteries of this “Stradivarius of the electronic age.”