Trimpin - (CanonX+4:33=100)

  • Artist: Trimpin
  • Category: Non-Music
  • Name: (CanonX+4:33=100)
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1 Trimpin/Open Space 11:50

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Open Space Arts Society – none


  • Performer – Christopher Reiche
  • Performer, Composed By, – Trimpin
  • Performer, Percussion [Radio Drum] – Andrew Schloss
  • Performer, Vocals – Catherine Lewis


In (CanonX+4:33=100), a new work, Trimpin acknowledged the 2012 celebrations of two significant and influential 20th-century composers: John Cage and Conlon Nancarrow. Combining ancient concepts and methods with the latest in digital technology, Trimpin gave new life to an array of abandoned pianos by constructing visually dynamic and aurally stunning acoustic sculptures and automatons out of their carcasses. Believing in our capacity to experience sound visually, Trimpin accentuated this concept with the use of video cameras and sensors to translate colour into gestures that activate the instruments.

In collaboration with Dr. Andrew Schloss and students from the University of Victoria, a team of emerging sound engineers and musicians joined forces with Trimpin in constructing and installing the installation, while developing unique methodologies for activating and “performing” the installation as an enormous musical instrument. Every Thursday of the installation from 2–5 p.m., there were open workshops with Andrew Schloss and/or his students working with the installation in preparation for their concert and giving demonstrations to visitors and answering questions. The culmination of their efforts was revealed in the MISTIC concert on April 27.

60 page catalogue with DVD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other: ISBN 978-1-895532-36-4