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Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

A Peter Esmonde film featuring The Kronos Quartet

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Trimpin: The Sound of Invention


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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.

2 disc educational version is also available, it includes detailed study guides. See more

"terrific... a must-see for anyone who loves music and culture" - Anne Thompson, IndieWIRE

"an excellent film... a testament to the endless possibilities afforded by a free imagination." - Austin Chronicle

"Like the treasured Rivers and Tides... this lovely documentary manages to capture the intoxicating excitement and originality of an artist..." - Variety

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