Artist Projects

The Gurs Zyklus


The Gurs Zyklus is an installation and performance inspired by the fate of Jews in the German town where Trimpin was born. Begun as a correspondence with victims’ families, the project is being developed through several residencies at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Europe. The final work will be presented in galleries and museums, with singers performing a song cycle set to choreography inside Trimpin’s sound sculptures. The Gurs Zyklus is planned for flexibility in staging at different sized venues and environments, both indoors and out.

Project Updates

  • 2012: Trimpin presents The Gurs Zyklus at On the Boards in Seattle

  • 2011: The Gurs Zyklus premieres at Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium

  • 2010: Trimpin has residence at Stanford University, where he will premiere The Gurs Zyklus in May 2011

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    Trimpin is a German-born composer and sound artist who has lived and worked in Seattle since 1979. His sound sculptures, installations and set design…


  • Events

    May 17 – May 20, 2012
    Trimpin presents "The Gurs Zyklus" at On The Boards in Seattle, WA

    May 14 – May 14, 2011
    Trimpin Premieres "The Gurs Zyklus" at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium

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  • Project News

    May 9, 2011
    Project Premiere: Trimpin's "The Gurs Zyklus" at Stanford University

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