Learn more about the artist behind the new, monumental sound art piece, in“C”, which you will find at the center of our grounds. We invite you to watch a documentary that explores the sonic world of an eccentric creative genius.
Join us on June 15 at 7:00pm for a special virtual screening with a live Q&A afterwards with Trimpin and Stephan Moore, Sonic Innovations Curator. We encourage you to start watching the film at 7:00pm, and at the end of the film (about 8:15pm), the live Q&A will begin. There will be a link below the video player for you to watch the live Q&A!
Trimpin: The Sound Of Invention is an amusing exploration of the sonic world of an eccentric creative genius. Artist/inventor/engineer/composer Trimpin shuns the hype and hyperbole of the commercial art world – yet his freewheeling sculptures and outrageous musical experiments are cherished by museums all over the planet.
Filmed over two years, this documentary feature follows the artist/inventor as he designs a 60-foot tower of more than 500 automatic electric guitars; builds an ensemble of huge marimbas that converts real-time earthquake data into music; and collaborates with the Kronos Quartet on an outrageous world premiere featuring toy instruments. Trimpin: The Sound Of Invention will delight anyone interested in the mysteries, pitfalls, and sheer joy of creative experiment.