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Mikael Jorgensen’s
TRIMBIN Band

Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco teams up with art historian and curator James Merle Thomas (his partner in Quindar), performer and composer Nick Hallett, and guitarist William Tyler for a new project that blends Quindar’s intergalactic sonic waves with folk fingerpicking and Fred Engelberg film. Workshopped at MASS MoCA, the piece will debut at the Ecstatic Music Festival in NYC, then return to North Adams for a weekend performance.

Jorgensen, Thomas, Tyler, and Hallett, collaborating as The Trimbin Band, have been working with the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive at the USC School of Cinematic Arts to review, curate, and score the lost films of Fred Engelberg (1929-2012), a Los Angeles based filmmaker, folk musician, poet, and visionary whose projects have been lost to time. The Trimbin Band presents the first public screening of excerpts of Engelberg’s films, along with live musical accompaniment.

What to expect

We’ll be in our premier venue, The Hunter Center, for this one. Preferred tickets are general admission seats located in the first rows of the theater. A full bar is available.

Planning on dinner before the show? Look no further than our museum café, serving dinner and snacks from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Lickety Split rolls out a menu of seasonal favorites including Vermont black bean burgers, angus burgers, tasty paninis, quiche, and an array of fresh salads featuring field greens, goat cheese, and grilled pineapple, all priced at $10 or less.

photo: Austin Nelson

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