Portable slap organ

Portable slap organ - instructions

Following on from my time as Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham Artist-in-Residence, I was asked to design and built two slap organs, or thongaphones. They both had novel twists on the established instrument. One featured as part of a garden-based sound installation in a Birmingham school, with the pipes collecting water for the garden. The other was a portable two-player slap organ for use in workshops.

As pictured above, I also provided a novel attachment for the portable slap organ that allowed them to demonstrate what it sounds like when air is blown through the pipes…

St Thomas slap organ

St Thomas slap organ

St Thomas slap organ

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