Trimpin: The Sound of Invention Film Screening Benefit for Meridian at the Delancey Street Screening Room
Date: Apr 10,2011
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Meridian Gallery presents a special screening of Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, a film by Peter Esmonde at the Delancey Street Screening Room (600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107) on Sunday April 10th at 7:00 PM. The evening will include a screening of the film followed by a question and answer session with director Peter Esmonde and Trimpin. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION is an amusing journey through the sonic world of an eccentric creative genius. Artist/inventor/engineer/composer Trimpin shuns the hype and hyperbole of the commercial art world yet his freewheeling sculptures and outrageous musical experiments are cherished by museums all over the planet.
Filmed over two years, this documentary feature follows the artist/inventor as he designs a 60-foot tower of more than 500 automatic electric guitars; builds an ensemble of huge marimbas that converts real-time earthquake data into music; and collaborates with the Kronos Quartet on an outrageous world premiere featuring toy instruments. TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION will delight anyone interested in the mysteries, pitfalls, and sheer joy of creative experiment.
This event is a benefit for nonprofit Meridian Gallery, a San Francisco art center with an exhibition program, a monthly new music series, and a youth program for low-income inner-city youth.
$15 general; $12 students/seniors
SPECIAL TICKET OFFER!
Purchase a ticket to this event AND the Intangible Asset Number 82 film screening at Meridian on April 1st and 2nd for a discounted price of $25 for both screenings. See the Brown Paper Tickets event page to purchase.
Peter Esmonde is a documentary filmmaker whose work examines the creative practices of contemporary artists and innovators. He received his education at Yale (BA) and the American Film Institute Conservatory (MFA), and has taught at universities in both New York and California.
Peter Esmonde photo credit: Pam Gerrard