1.30.2012

TRIMPIN ON DVD

At last!
TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION
is available on DVD!

and may be purchased at any of the following websites:
(or, if you must:)

The film has been aired on 
The Documentary Channel
and still screens at museums, colleges, and festivals
around the planet.

To keep informed about Trimpin and his ongoing work,
please join the Facebook page for
Trimpin: the sound of invention.

"open your ears and your mind will follow"

8.16.2011

TRIMPIN broadcast premiere!

The Documentary Channel
presents

the broadcast premiere 
of

TRIMPIN: 
THE SOUND OF INVENTION

this Sunday, August 21  8pm e/p
(check DirectTV, Dish for specific channel)

encore broadcasts:
Wednesday, August 31 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
Friday, September 16 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
Monday, September 26 6:00 p.m. ET/PT
Saturday, October 8 8:00 p.m. ET/PT


tune in and turn on!
we'll open your ears and your mind!




5.13.2011

Trimpin's GURS ZYKLUS premieres!

This Saturday evening (5/14/11) 
8pm at Stanford University:

The world premiere of
THE GURS ZYKLUS

a major new work by 
Trimpin

directed by 
Rinde Eckert

If you're in the San Francisco/Palo Alto area, 
don't miss it!
This promises to be a truly extraordinary event!

4.08.2011

Trimpin in San Francisco Sunday!


There will be a special benefit screening of
Trimpin: the sound of invention

when:  this Sunday, April 10 at 7pm
where:  Delancey Street Screening Room
             600 Embarcadero (near Brannan St.)  San Francisco, CA

Trimpin will be there
demonstrating his Bookbeatbox and signing posters!
Come on down!

All proceeds will benefit the Meridian Gallery!
Your last chance to see the film 
on a big screen in the Bay Area!

3.31.2011

Trimpin in Ojai!

Trimpin 
is as busy as ever -
he's presently constructing a musical 
Sound Arch 
for the beautiful new amphitheatre in 
Ojai, California.

Check out photos here:
http://www.pbase.com/fredila/trimpin

2.13.2010

Music City, USA

29 and holding:  sweet Jesus, it's cold here in Nashville.  


First stop:  The Ernest Tubb Record Shop, where I elbow out some Swedish tourists to nab Conway Twitty Rocks.  Then across Broadway to Hatch Show Print, where massive Vandercook presses roll out smack-your-face, hard-edge posters that tout everything from strip shows to academic conferences, and ballyhoo everyone from Mother Maybelle Carter to Thomas Mapfumo.  


Tool down Music Row, headed for Vandy: Past Great Escape, Chet Atkins Place, Roy Acuff Place.   (Blaring out of the Pontiac's speakers: "Lonely Blue Boy"   recorded:  7/24/61 @ Owen Bradley's studio, 16th Ave S., Music City, USA  Vocals:  Mr. Harold Lloyd Jenkins; on guitar, Grady Martin; on piano, Floyd Cramer; and on drums, Jack Nance -- later in life, best known as the star of David Lynch's ERASERHEAD.) 


Beneath Vanderbilt's staid chilly red brick exteriors, lots of heady conversations. Legendary writer Peter Guralnick waxes poetic about Sam Cooke's producing work; a demure English prof offers insights on Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, and Latin American cinema; an expert dancer, still young, talks about having to hang up his toe shoes.  And film prof Will Akers (who could be a stand-in for Sam Shepard) regales me with an old Hollywood story that would make Robert Mitchum blush.  


The students ask about film schools, narrative through-line, crew dynamics, music post-production, shooting with the RED camera . . . and how to land a job.  Sitting at the bar with Laura and Demelza, I hear tell that my new doc short will screen at the Nashville Film Fest.  


(Bless you, Mr. Brian Owens.)


Barbeque at Jacks, then back to the airport, where the lovely young Ethiopian women behind the counter ring me up while chatting about Goo Goo Clusters. 

1.19.2010

TRIMPIN returns to SAN FRANCISCO!

We're delighted to announce these 
special upcoming screenings 
of
TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION
in the San Francisco Bay Area!

RED VIC MOVIE HOUSE
Fri Jan 29 / Sat Jan 30 / Sun Jan 31
1727 Haight Street, San Francisco
co-presented by the Exploratorium!

RAFAEL FILM CENTER
Wed Feb 3 / Thurs Feb 4
118 4th Street, San Rafael

(The filmmaker will be present 
at the Friday and Wednesday night shows.)