TRIMPIN: The Sound of Invention (2011)

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"Open your ears, and your mind will follow..."

Screened at film festivals internationally, Trimpin: The Sound of Invention is an amusing exploration of Trimpin's wildly inventive sound world. This feature documentary includes behind-the-scenes footage of the artist/inventor/composer collaborating with the Kronos Quartet, and a rare look at his work with Conlon Nancarrow. It's guaranteed to delight anyone interested in the mysteries, pitfalls, and sheer joy of creative experiment. Directed by Peter Esmonde.

DVD extras include a nine-minute scene of Trimpin touring Harry Partch's instrumentarium, plus a full-color gallery of his blueprints and sketches.

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

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

[DVD, NTSC, TRT: 77 min]

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