Fire Organ Fuels Trimpin's Concentration Camp Opera, 'Gurs Zyklus'
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 09:55:05 UTC

Kinetic sound sculptor Trimpin marshals a flame-powered keyboard, concentration-camp tree bark and Morse code–chattering castanets for his eerie opera The Gurs Zyklus. Trimpin, who grew up in Germany and worked as a fisherman and Christmas-tree salesman before winning a 1997 MacArthur "genius" grant, invented the Fire Organ to address his memories of the Holocaust's devastation. Complete Article

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