Documentary film on Trimpin

by Bart on August 26, 2009

Trimpin, as many readers will know but some may not, is surely one of the most extraordinary sound artists working today — a powerful example of mechanical genius in the service of the most inventive ideas for sound and motion.  He’s also the sort of artist who is highly focused on his work and not at all focused on such things as publicity. As a result there hasn’t always been a lot documentation of his work.    

Now San Francisco film maker Peter Esmonde has created Trimpin: The Sound of Invention,  a full-length documentary. It’s top-notch work in all respects; a pleasure to see and hear and an excellent primer on Trimpin’s sound explorations.  It’s now making the rounds of major film festivals.  Get schedules and more information at

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