On May 1 the Seattle Symphony premiered Above, Below, and In Between, a Seattle Symphony commission and site-specific composition by kinetic sculptor, sound artist and Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Trimpin in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.
Pictures below are from Trimpin’s second year of residency at the Seattle Symphony including his visit toBenaroya Hall in the fall of 2014 to describe his project to the staff in the space it would be installed, his personal sketches of the installation and custom instruments, visits to Trimpin’s Seattle studio with Ludovic Morlot and the Young Composers Workshop, the visually and sonically stunning premiere performance and Trimpin working with elementary school students during a Science of Sound workshop.
Trimpin with the Seattle Symphony is made possible through Music Alive, a residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their presentation of new music to the public and build support for new music within their institutions. Funding for Music Alive is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.
Posted on May 13, 2015READ MORE BEYOND THE STAGE