Thursday, April 27, 6pm | $15
CCA’s Amplified series presents a special live performance from sound artist, Luna Galassini, in conjunction with a screening of the recent documentary, Sisters with Transistors, which focuses on women’s contribution to the history of electronic music. For the performance, Galassini will be performing with an array of her own hand-built instruments which include analog tone generators that respond to light and motion, and more.
Sisters with Transistors is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly revolutionize how we produce and listen to music today. Narrated by Laurie Anderson, the film maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music and restored the central role of women in the history of music and society at large. Featuring Clara Rockmore, Suzanne Ciani, Laurie Spiegel, Pauline Oliveros, and many more.
Performer Bio: Luna Galassini is an artist, musician and filmmaker. Her sound work is based in collaboration and performance, and informed by ecological, geological and social histories. She has built low-frequency receivers and candlelight-controlled oscillators, assembled signal chains from scrap metal, and performed in decommissioned mining caves. She completed her BA with a concentration in Music at Bennington College and her MFA in Studio Art at California Institute of the Arts. She works as a mushroom cultivator in Santa Fe and lives in Truchas, New Mexico.