An artist, inventor, engineer, and composer, Trimpin (who uses only his last name) has never been represented by a gallery, a dealer, or a manager. He has neither a cell phone nor a website. Yet his freewheeling sculptures and experiments with sound are cherished by artists, musicians, and museumgoers all over the world.
As a young person in southwestern Germany in
the 1950s, Trimpin was haunted by the fact that in
the Nazi era, the Jews from his town had all been
deported to the internment camp at Gurs, near the
Spanish-French border. The Gurs Zyklus, Trimpin's new multimedia stage performance about this, will be presented by Stanford Lively Arts on Saturday, May 14 at 8:00pm.
Trimpin and Stanford art professor, Paul DeMarinis, for a conversation
that explores art, sound, history, and possible human futures.
Go here details and tickets for the performance of Trimpin's The Gur Zyklus on Saturday, May 14 at 8:00pm.
Related Themes: composition, memory, multimedia art, music, technology