Musician Plays Saxophone Into Giant Gas Pipes to Accompany Himself With His Own Echo

Armin Küpper Saxophonist

While out jogging one day, German musician and sculptor Armin Küpper came across a set of huge gas pipes. Intrigued, he decided to sing and yell into them and—much to his delight—he discovered the natural sound effects they create. He later returned with his saxophone to play into the long metal voids, allowing the natural delay and reverb to accompany him in perfect pitch.

“This sound on the tube, in this loneliness always gives me the feeling: Hey, you’re not alone there,” he says (translated from German). “Sometimes I just can’t stop playing. The nice thing is, when it gets cool in the evening, I sit down in the tube heated up during the day and enjoy the sunset playing the saxophone.”

Küpper posted his first gas pipe “concert” on YouTube one month ago, and since then he’s returned to the same spot again and again to “jam” with the long metal tubes. As well as his saxophone, he’s also experimented with playing his guitar, which sounds equally mesmerizing.

Scroll down to watch and listen to Küpper play saxophone and find more of his videos on YouTube.

German musician Armin Küpper plays the saxophone into giant gas pipes to achieve this mesmerizing sound effect.

The natural delay and reverb sounds like someone playing back to him in perfect pictch.

He's also experimented with his guitar.

Armin Küpper: Website | YouTube
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via Armin Küpper.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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