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.