Hydraulophone performance in Baldwin Village


Still images:

Hydraulist Steve Mann playing the hydraulophone during a live performance (Hydraulist Ryan Janzen is standing in the background, ready to join in for playing of the next song):

Hydraulists Steve Mann (on the left) and Ryan Janzen (on the right side of the picture) during live performance. The instrument is like a giant flute with 45 finger holes, so it is often played by 2 or 3 people at the same time:

At the end of the concert, audience members are invited to try out the hydraulophone:

Typical setup for microphones to electrically amplify the sound of a hydraulophone:

Microphone is positioned toward the end of the pipe. There is one microphone at each end of the curved pipe. A third microphone in the middle is used to pickup sound from the instrument, as well as for vocals.