Amazeum YOU Experiences

DIY Didgeridoo

The sound from this simple instrument is unmistakeable and resonates throughout the world. Steve Parker, Amazeum Maker in Residence, creates a Didgeridoo from common materials and shares the secret to making the variety of sounds the for which the instrument is known. 

 |  Sound, Discovery, Making

Metal Noise Maker

Think you know how sound travels best? You might be surprised to find out that it's all in your head.Jacob Copps discovers how sound travels by banging items against a wall, table or chair to make sounds in his head, and you can too.

 |  Science, Sound, Exploration

DIY Balloon Saxophone

When you blow up a balloon, hold the opening, and slowly release the air it sounds like a . . . saxophone, right? Amazeum Maker in Residence Steve Parker is back with another instrument that you can make with common materials and redefining making music in the process.

 |  Sound, Upcycling, Making

Cup Phones

Before cellular service, telephones were connected by wires. How'd that work? Jacob Copps rings up a simple experiment that sounds too easy to be cool. But generations of kids have wondered at the incredible ability of sound to travel through cups, cans, and a string. 

 |  Sound, Technology, Making

DIY Funnel Horn

You don't need expensive instruments to make music when Maker in Residence Steve Parker is in the house. Austin-based artist, musician, curator and educator Steve Parker is known for creatively repurposing common items into musical instruments inspiring everyone to grab whatever's laying around and explore sound.

 |  Sound, Upcycling, Maker in Residence