Trimpin: Conloninpurple

September 26, 2006 – January 14, 2007

Conloninpurple is a five-octave, room-sized metal and wood instrument that produces natural sounds played by museum visitors or pre-composed musical sequences. This exhibition is part of the year-long regional survey of Trimpin, a German-born composer and sculptor who has lived and worked in Seattle since 1979. A tribute to the composer Conlon Nancarrow, a great influence on Trimpin’s work, Conloninpurple incorporates compositions based on time and space. The Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, originally commissioned and organized this popular installation.