Man, that recording sounds like it's underwater

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tmor, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. tmor

    tmor New Friend

    Jun 19, 2007
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Quick question... has anyone ever tried an old horn underwater? With it angled somewhat down so the bell had air in it, did it work? I'm thinking trumpet & trombone are about the only instruments that would have a decent shot at working. Of course the resonance will be altered.

    Trying to figure out if it would be worth giving it a shot.
  2. screamingmorris

    screamingmorris Mezzo Forte User

    Apr 4, 2007
    Believe it or not, at the 1973 National Trumpet Symposium in Denver which featured people like Maynard Ferguson and Bill Chase, there was actually a trumpet player who specialized in some strange avante garde music and he gave a concert in which he played with the bell of the trumpet submerged in water.
    I don't remember the details other than thinking at the time "I don't believe how weird this is".
    Does anybody know who that trumpet player was?

    - morris
  3. TisEkard

    TisEkard Pianissimo User

    Jul 28, 2006
    L.A./Orange County CA

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