Shut Up and Listen: Trimpin: (CanonX+4:33=100)

Shut Up and Listen: Trimpin: (CanonX+4:33=100)
Publisher Open Space
ArtistsTrimpin
Author(s)Helen Marzolf; Kristy Farkas; Andrew Schloss
Year Published2012
Summary / KeywordsCombining ancient concepts and methods with the latest in digital technology, Trimpin (Seattle) gave new life to five abandoned pianos by constructing visually dynamic and aurally stunning acoustic and electroacoustic sculptures and automatons out of their carcasses. The pianos were "prepared" with mechanical actuators, small robotic devices such as dampers, hammers, and bow wheels, to play the piano strings in a way in which composers John Cage and Conlon Nancarrow started to experiment more than half a century ago.
MediaInstallation, Multidisciplinary, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Print Media, Sculpture, Site-specific art, Sound art
Category53
Hard Copy Location Open Space