Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

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7 Responses to “Trimpin: The Sound of Invention”

  1. bugmaker says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting him when he put up his midi controlled toy piano installation here in Vancouver BC. He’s a most unpretentious guy, and easy to talk to. His installation was driving some people nuts, which was almost as amusing as the piece itself.

  2. treepour says:

    Weird that Seattle is such fertile ground for experimental music. Such music/sound-art is the only thing that kept me sane while I was living there. Amazing noise/musical/beautiful stuff. Yet I’ve never lived anywhere so snobbish, cliquish, and socially frigid. Maybe the avant-music vibe feeds on that . . . If so, I guess it’s a good thing in the end . . . but not something I’d ever want to experience again.

    Anyhow, my own whining aside, thanks for this, and I’m looking forward to learning more about Trimpin.

  3. Gainclone says:

    For some reason, tis video is playing terribly for me…

  4. Anonymous says:

    yeah! thats the real sound of the world i think :D

  5. nosehat says:

    Wow, thanks for the link! Experimental musical instrument design is utterly fascinating and fun to me. I’m familiar with Trimpin’s work, but I hadn’t heard about this film!

    A great introduction to the world of weird DIY instruments is the work of Bart Hopkin if you can track it down.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Trimpin The Sound of Invention will be playing at the Seattle International Film Festival later this month. First screening is May 22 at 7:00pm.

    http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=28889&FID=123

  7. Anonymous says:

    It aint easy Trimpin”

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