Behold the Sea Organ: The Massive Experimental Musical Instrument That Makes Music with the Sea

If you ever find your­self in Zadar, Croa­t­ia, pay a vis­it to The Sea Organ, the exper­i­men­tal musi­cal instru­ment cre­at­ed by the archi­tect Niko­la Bašić. Unveiled in 2005, the organ–made of 35 poly­eth­yl­ene pipes tucked under white mar­ble steps–turns the wind and the waves into a nev­er-end­ing stream of avant-garde sounds. In 2006, the Sea Organ won the 2006 Euro­pean Prize for Urban Pub­lic Space. Hear it make its music above.

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  • George says:

    Many years ago on ABC Stereo in Syd­ney Aus­tralia there was a pro­gram called “360 Shift” which includ­ed a sec­tion includ­ing an instal­la­tion of “water whis­tles”. The action of water caused the var­i­ous pipes to sound as the water move­ment forced the air through them. Your video remind­ed me of that pro­gram. I would have liked to hear more of such pro­grams from the ABC bua alas their poli­cies have changed since those days.

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