MoPOP by Frank Gehry

Retro futura vibes in the heart of Seattle: Space Needle, the Monorail and Frank Gehry’s Museum of Pop Culture. A spot of time travel in only a few steps. We set out to discover whether they are as fun on the inside as their awesome exteriors suggest.

”When Frank O. Gehry began designing the museum, he was inspired to create a structure that evoked the rock ‘n’ roll experience. He purchased several electric guitars, sliced them into pieces, and used them as building blocks for an early model design.”

Perhaps that was also what inspired the artist of this monumental sound sculpture at the entrance of the museum.

If VI Was IX
The Roots and Branches Sculpture
Artist & Composer: Trimpin

”This sculpture is composed of nearly 700 instruments. Forty are custom-made, computer-controlled self-playing guitars, which perform a series of Trimpin’s compositions expressive of the roots of American popular music.”

Seattle, WA

June 13th, 2018

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