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If VI Was IX - Museum of Pop Culture - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 47° 37.289 W 122° 20.896
10T E 548970 N 5274436
Quick Description: A very large and very tall musical and kinetic sculpture resides inside the recently-renamed Museum of Pop Culture.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 4/1/2017 8:02:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMVCM4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
Located on the second floor of the Museum of Pop Culture is a very large and very tall sculpture made of musical instruments. A nearby placard reads:

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 (jaz, blues, country, folk and rock).

Design of Structure: Steven Baradelli
Fabrication of Structure: Pacific Studio, Seattle
Fabrication of Custom Instruments: Troy Swanson
Computer kiosk: Wirestones, Seattle

The majority of instruments were generously donated by Guitar Center, USA, with supplemental contributions by Washburn Guitars, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and private individuals.

Title of Piece: If VI Was IX

Artist: Trimpin; Steven Beradelli; Troy Swanson

Material/Media: Miscellaneous musical instruments

Date of Creation or Placement: 2000 when the museum first opened

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Museum of Pop Culture

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