Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

    • Peter Esmonde
    • United States of America
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    Trimpin: The sound of Invention is a wild ride through the sonic world of an eccentric creative genius. Artist /inventor/engineer/composer Trimpin has never been represented by a gallery, a dealer, or a manager, and doesn't have a cellphone or a website yet his freewheeling sculptures and outrageous musical experiments are cherished by artists, musicians, and museums all over the planet. Filmed over the course of two years, this feature documentary shows the iconoclastic artist, experimenting with the Kronos Quartet on a toy and electronic instruments, building a 60-foot tower of self-tuning, automatic electric guitars, designing a perpetual motion sculpture in a glass foundry, creating giant marimbas that convert real-time earthquake data into music and always (quite deliberately) getting into creative trouble. A humorous, in-depth investigation of a creative genius whose self-made world resembles both Santa's workshop and Frankenstein's lab.

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    Director
    Peter Esmonde
    Production
    Peter Esmonde for Participant Observer, LLC

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    Peter Esmonde for Participant Observer, LLC
    Festival Handling
    Peter Esmonde for Participant Observer, LLC

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    Available versions
    video,color
    Spoken languages
    German
    English

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