Public Art – Hydraulophone

Some forms of public art are designed to encourage audience participation in a hands-on way. This Public fountain sculpture, located in front of the Ontario Science Centre is also a musical instrument.

Water pipe organ flute as public interactive art.

water pipe organ flute as public interactive art

water pipe organ flute as public interactive art

This is a hydraulophone – a tonal acoustic musical instrument played by direct physical contact with water. Any member of the public can play at any time of the day or night. Members of the public interact with the work by blocking water jets to force water through various sound-producing mechanisms inside the sculpture.

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The Ontario Science Centre Centre des sciences de l’Ontario – is located 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.