Friday, September 30, 2016

30 Days of Weird Instruments, Day 18 -- the Sea Organ of Zadar

Today's instrument is like the Aeolian Wind Harp in that it can be considered a natural musical instrument.

The story begins with World War II, and the devastation suffered in the Croatian city of Zadar. In their hasty attempt to reconstruct, their sea coast was left looking quite plain. The Sea Organ was designed by architect Nikola Basic in 2005 as part of an attempt to redesign it into something more aesthetically pleasing.

The Sea Organ of Zadar stretches seventy meters long and hosts thirty-five pipes built underneath white marble steps. The natural movement of the sea pushes air in and out of the pipes, creating music that changes based on the size and speed of the waves.

Monday's instrument isn't up for a hug.

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