A set of 3 joined water Drums made from stainless
steel and bronze with apertures for adding or subtracting water
which is a way of tuning Trongos. The central larger drum is held
between the legs so that the water may be activated by moving the
legs as the Trongos are played.
This motion creates schiziosonic
modulations and pre-echoes due to the different speeds of sound
in air/metal/water. As both the top heads and the bottom heads can
be played that makes for 6 heads though the central bottom head
is a reach.
Trongos are a creation of Richard A. Waters,
fine artist and inventor of the Waterphone.
After your tour here, visit Richard's site for information and availability
of his one-of-a-kind art and musical instruments at www.richardAwaters.com