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

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

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Shut Up and Listen: Trimpin: (CanonX+4:33=100), Helen Marzolf, Kristy Farkas, and Andrew Schloss, 2012. 60 pages, 47 illustrations. DVD. Perfect-bound. ISBN 978-1-895532-36-4. $20.00
 
Combining 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. 

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2012
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