Sinkrophonium, 2003, brass, copper, aluminum, PVC, kitchen sink, 72 x 24 x 24 inches
The Sinkrophonium is a "brass" instrument created from a kitchen sink and hardware. To build it, I researched construction techniques for wind and brass instruments such as the euphonium. The Sinkrophonium is played by blowing into the mouthpiece to send air through a series of copper tubes into the sink itself, which acts as the resonating bell. Tone is achieved by modifying lip tension and position (like a trumpet) and opening and closing the four valves, which sends air to the three subsidiary bells.
Sinkrophonium detail, 2003, brass, copper, aluminum, PVC, kitchen sink, 72 x 24 x 24 inches
Created for BOOM BOX: The Art of Sound, 2003 at the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, curated by Roland Smart. It hung as part of a suite of homemade musical instruments, together titled JeffuPhonia.
JeffuPhonia, 2003, installation view, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA