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Winston Wächter Fine Art

January 20 – March 9, 2016

TRIMPIN Hear We Are

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Kinetic, sound sculptor Trimpin has been creating immersive, interactive museum installations globally for decades. January 20th, 2016 marks the opening of his second exhibition with Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle, Hear We Are. Inspired by his recent commission by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and conducted by the use of a Microsoft Kinect, Trimpin will fill the gallery space with multiple visitor activated listening and performance stations. Headphones will command record players to open and play, the push of a button will visually guide you through the soprano’s symphony performance note by note, and oversized reed instruments literally envelope you. As with all of Trimpin’s artwork, the visitor is an essential element of the artwork, necessary for completion of the exhibition. “The balance in my work between visual and aural is not coincidental—I'm not content to create something, which merely functions technically or is pleasing to the eye—it is the complexity of dimensions, which offer the most satisfaction. The time-space concept, which can be expressed musically as well as visually, has been brought to the point where we can visualize sound. “ The exhibition will run through March 9, 2016. A limited edition record of his Seattle Symphony performance will be available in the gallery, including artist’s notes and drawings. Beginning January 8th, 2016, Seattle Symphony will offer a digital download of the live world premiere performance of the May 2015 concert, featuring his commission, Above, Below, and In Between (information available at www.seattlesymphony.org).

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Cover: Above, Below and In Between Part VI, 2013-15, Musical score collage on wood, 51 x 77 inches Opposite page: Reedhorn Installation, 2015, Harmonium reeds, air blower, wood and memory disc, 168 x 192 x 78 inches

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Jessika’s Score Follower, 2015, Wood, paper, electronics, mp3 player, 18 x 102 x 9 inches Opposite page: details


Dadadata II 2015 Audio tape and tape recorder, 19 x 16.5 x 12 inches Opposite page:: Above, below, and In-between: Conceptual Score 2013-15 Musical score collage on wood 25 x 25 inches


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Opposite page: Above, Below and In Between Part II, 2013-15, Musical score collage on wood, 51 x 51 inches Above: Vertical Vinyl , 2015, Record player, wooden frame and electronics, 15.5 x 30 x 6 inches


Vinyl Juke 2015 Record player, electronics, vinyl 44 x 24 x 17 inches


Trimpin Born 1951 Education 1958–70 1966–73 1979 2010

Istein, Germany Formal musical training (brass and woodwinds) Apprenticeship in school for electro-mechanic engineering University of Berlin, Masters Degree in Sozial Pädagogik, Doctor of the Arts Honoris Causa degree, California Institute of the Arts

Commissions 2015 Above, Below and Between, Seattle Symphony, Seattle, WA 2012 Outdoor kinetic musical fence, Seattle Children’s Playgarden, Seattle, WA 2010 Soundarch, City of Ojai, CA The Gurs Zyklus, Stanford University, CA 2009 DingDong, Private commission 2008 The Gurs Zyklus, Creative Capital, New York City, NY 2007 Liquid Letters, Snoqualmie Library, Snoqualmie, WA Klangquelle, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschinger, Germany 2006 4 Cast, Kronos Quartet, San Francisco, CA Jackbox, Private commission from Hans Lauber, Cologne, 2005 Sheng High, in collaboration with the Seattle Chamber Players, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle 2004 Sheng High, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA 2002 Derringhochdrei, Phæno science center, Wolfsburg, Germany 2001 Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA 2000 On: Matter, Monkeys, and the King, Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA 1999 Magnitude in C#, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN If VI Was IX, Experience Music Project (EMP), Seattle, WA 1998 Leonardo’s Boombox, Teatro Zinzanni, One Reel, Seattle, WA M.I.A.M.I. Klangflotte, South Florida Composer Alliance, FL 1997 Conloninpurple, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MO 1996 Flow Motion, Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Columbus, OH

1995 The Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York City, for a composition Singing Textiles, Museum Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland 1994 FireOrgan, Mutable Music, New York City, New York, NY Hydraulis, Seattle Center Key Arena, Seattle, WA 1993 The Project JAS 5180 Cubic Inches, private commission to create a musical doorbell 1992 Phffft, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR D.R.A.M.A. ohno, On the Boards, Seattle, to design and develop a multimedia piece 1991 Suspended Sound Illusions, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA 1986 Resonances performed by the Concertgebouw Symphony Orchestra for Dutch composer Ton deLeeuw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1984 Meridian Community Park, Seattle, WA Liquid Percussion, New York Hall of Science, New York, NY Performances and Installations 2012 Installation at Open Space Gallery Victoria Canada Installation at the REDCAT Theater, Disney Concert Hall. Los Angeles, CA The Gurs Zyklus, On The Boards, Seattle, WA Installation at the South Bank Centre London, UK Installation at the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA 2011 The Gurs Zyklus, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2010 Pour Crever, Breisach, Germany Installation at Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival, Seattle, WA Installation at the Cornish Main Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA Performance at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, San Francisco, CA Installation at the Cummings Gallery, Stanford University, CA 2009 Sheng High, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA Performance and installation at the Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, CA Installation at the Association of German Engineers (VDI) headquarters, Düsseldorf, Germany


2008 Installation at Electric Eclectics: Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art (EE), Ontario, Canada 2007 Performance with the Kronos Quartet at Montclair University, NJ Keynote speaker at International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), NYU, New York, NY JackBox, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschinger, Germany Installation at the Rachel Haferkamp Galerie, Cologne, Germany 2006 Archival Investigations, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle Sheng High, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations,Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, Shhh, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA Klavier Nonette, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Canada, Klompen, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA Conloninpurple, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA Installation at the Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, CA Installation at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA Sheng High Milltown, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Missoula Art Museum, MO 2005 Phffft, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Henry Art Gallery Seattle, WA Installation at COCA, Seattle, WA Sheng High, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA FireOrgan, as part of Trimpin: 25 Years of Soundsculpture Installations, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA 2003 Installation at the Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA Installation at the Arizona State University Gallery, Tempe, AZ 2002 Installation at the Fisher Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA 2001 Installation at Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL Installation at the Neue Musik Festival, Rümlingen, Switzerland Krautkontrol, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach,CA

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Installation at Sound Symposium, Newfoundland, Canada Installation at the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID M.I.A.M.I. Klangflotte, Miami, FL Installation at the SoundCulture Festival, Auckland, New Zealand Performance at Musica Viva Festival, Munich, Germany Conloninpurple, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA Installation at the Madrona Automatic Gallery, Seattle, WA Installation at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA Phffft, Miami, FL Installation and performance at the Winter Garden, World Financial Center, New York, NY Conloninpurple, Klangturm, St. Pölten, Austria Installation at the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschinger, Germany Performance at the International Music Days, Mexico City, Mexico Installation at the Marstalltheater, Munich, Germany Installation at the Muziekcentrum IJsbreker, Amsterdam, Netherlands Installation with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at BAM New York, NY, and at the Paris Opera, Paris, France Performance and installation at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA Collaboration and performance with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY Installation at Sonambiente, Berlin, Germany Installation at the Apollo Huis, Eindhoven, Netherlands Performance at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH Performance at the Festival Journées du xxe siècle, Montreal, Canada Global Soundings, Tacoma and Spokane, WA Liquid Percussion at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA Arte Virtual, Madrid, Spain Installation at the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Arts, New York, NY Performance at Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Spain Installation at the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschinger, Germany Installation at the Logos Foundation, Ghent, Belgium D.R.A.M.A. ohno, On the Boards, Seattle, WA Performance at The Kitchen, New York, NY D.R.A.M.A. ohno, Iowa City, IO


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D.R.A.M.A. ohno, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN Installation at the Palacio Bellas Artes for the World Music Day Festival, Mexico City, Mexico Phffft-Arrrgh, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA Phffft, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR Installation at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA Performance at the Spring Music Festival, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA Performance and installation at the Sound Symposium, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada Performance at New Music Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada Liquid Percussion, New York Hall of Science, New York, NY Performance at Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN Suspended Sound Illusions, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA Liquid Percussion, Museum Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland Circumference, King County Arts Commission and Soundwork, Seattle, WA Sound Vision at COCA, Seattle, WA Installation for the Rube Goldberg exhibit at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA Performance at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ Performance and installation at Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA Performance at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico Telluride Institute’s Composer-to-Composer Symposium, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, CO Performance at New Music America ’89, Brooklyn, NY American–Holland Line transatlantic live performance via satellite SMART ART, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands Floating Klompen at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands Installation at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), The Hague, Netherlands Art and technology exhibition at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands Percussive installation of ninety-six Dutch wooden shoes at the Festival of New Music, Middelburg, Netherlands

1985 Performance at Shaffy Theater, Visuell Music Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1984 Three Ply, On the Boards, Seattle, WA Performance at the New Music Festival, Middelburg, Netherlands Grants and Awards 2010 4Culture, Seattle 2008 Creative Capital, New York 2007 Bookmark Artist 2007, University of Washington Libraries 2005 Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle 1999 Goethe Institut 1997 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship MacArthur Fellowship 1996 AT&T 1995 The Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest, Artists at Giverny, France 1994 Mutable Music, New York Artist Trust, Seattle Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), fellowship MGM Media Gruppe München, Germany, also in 1998 Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., New York The Conlon Nancarrow and Yoko Sigiura Fellowship 1993 Seattle Arts Commission Meet The Composer 1992 National Endowment for the Arts On the Boards, Seattle 1991 New Langton Arts, San Francisco 1990 Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino Washington Arts Commission Goethe Institut 1989 King County Arts Commission, Washington Michael Mc Niven Fund Art Matters, New York Goethe Institut Seattle Arts Commission 1988 New Langton Arts, San Francisco 1984 Goethe Institute


Profile for Winston Wachter Fine Art

TRIMPIN Hear We Are  

January 20 - March 9, 2016 Winston Wächter Seattle

TRIMPIN Hear We Are  

January 20 - March 9, 2016 Winston Wächter Seattle