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Trimpin: Above, Below and in Between (Live)

Trimpin, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot

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Above, Below and in Between  
1
Part I
Trimpin; Trimpin; Ludovic Morlot
1:36
2
Part II
Trimpin; Trimpin; Ludovic Morlot
2:55
3
Part III (For Jessica)
Trimpin; Jessika Kenney; Trimpin; Ludovic Morlot
4:20
4
Part IV
Trimpin; Trimpin; Ludovic Morlot
2:34
5
Part V
Trimpin; Trimpin; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot
6:00
6
Part VI
Trimpin; Jessika Kenney; Trimpin; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot
5:00
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    22:25
"... here’s the Seattle Symphony happily reaching out to and spotlighting (Trimpin's John Cage) aesthetic descendant, a mere half century later! ... yet another example of how the SSO under Morlot is moving closer to where it belongs: at the forefront of creativity and novelty ..."
- Seattle Weekly

This unique and fascinating album was recorded live at the world premiere of Above, Below and in Between, a Seattle Symphony Orchestra commission and site-specific composition by German kinetic sculptor and sound artist Trimpin. Ludovic Morlot conducts the work which explores the space and time continuum, performed by small orchestra, soprano voice, prepared piano, kinetic instruments and gesture-controlled conducting. Created in collaboration with a creative technologist at Intel, the piece uses a new gesture sensing tool that allows Morlot to control the dynamic levels of the kinetic instruments from the conductor's stand.

"Trimpin’s unique sounds and ideas created with incredible artistry is something I appreciate. To think outside of the box, using technology to explore musical possibilities, is fascinating."
- Ludovic Morlot
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Seattle Symphony Media Studio Masters

World premiere recorded live in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington on May 1, 2015

Producer: Dmitriy Lipay
Recording engineer: Dmitriy Lipay
Mastering engineer: Dmitriy Lipay and Griffin Boyd
Gestural interaction designer: Dimitri Diakopoulos
Executive producer: Simon Woods
Art direction and design: Jessica Forsythe

Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony with funding from Music Alive, a national residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA
Above, Below and in Between © 2015, Trimpin

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