Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Homemade Percussion Instrument with PVC Pipes: Music Played Live - House / Trance / Dubstep / Electro-rock

Adelaide, Australia “acoustic bass synth” player Jake Clark, aka Pipe Guy. Clark plays his DIY instrument by whacking it with a pair of flip-flop sandals. Recorded live in Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia. 

Jake Clark began playing drums in High School. Back then, he had no clue where his skills would lead him.

The 25-year-old Australian native is a full-time street performer who has been amazing pedestrians with an instrument that can only be described as a maze of pipes. He made the instrument -- which he calls either a 'tubulum' or a 'thongaphone' -- two years ago, and has been playing drums for over ten years.

In the video above, which was uploaded to Clark's personal YouTube page Pipe Guy, he is jamming out on his homemade PVC pipe instrument with a pair of flip-flops. Amazingly, the sound Clark produces is completely acoustic. In other words, there are no tricks and nothing amplifying the music.

"I make my whole living playing music," Clark told A+. "I hope to travel with my pipes in the near future."

You can also check out Clark's band, Mokomo Soda, where he plays guitar.

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