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Trimpin: the Sound of Invention

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Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, featuring The Kronos Quartet, 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.

This special educational package includes:
- detailed study guides on separate disc
- complete bibliography
- an exclusive interview transcript
- lists of Trimpin's influences and materials used
- a gallery of Trimpin's blueprints and full-color graphical scores
- four deleted scenes
- Trimpin in pursuit of bat recordings
- a roundtable dialogue with Trimpin's assistants
- Trimpin's visit to Harry Partch's instrumentarium
- Trimpin signoff

DVD extras include:
- deleted scenes
- full-color gallery of Trimpin's designs
- full-color poster gallery
- director's commentary

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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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