Gaze upon the awesomeness of Nick Crump’s toilet-turned-instrument, “The Bog Horn” submitted by Flickr member pocket-sized.
Nick has created several instruments using plumbing hardware as part of the three year Confluence project, initiated by the environmental charity Common Ground.
Nick describes the Bog Horn:
It is classified as a brass instrument as the sound is generated with a trumpet and trombone mouthpiece.
It is also a twin instrument as two people can play it at once, having a treble pipe and a bass pipe. The bass pipe has a wider bore and goes through the U-bend, the treble pipe is longer and narrower and goes through the cold water inlet into the bowl.
The range with both pipes is over three and a half octaves. The sound resembles across between a euphonium and a french horn. It has six holed chanters that give the notes between the natural harmonics, plus a neat foot operated lid lifting device that acts as a mute.
Photos on Flickr – Link
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Common Ground environmental/arts awareness group – Link