This 70 Meters Long "Sea Organ" Transforms Waves Into Music

This 70 Meters Long "Sea Organ" Transforms Waves Into Music2Shares

The sea organ is the work of famous Croatian architect Nikola Basic

Containing a total of 35 organ pipes, the aerophone is 70 meters long.

Sea movement pushes air through each individual organ pipe via a tube.

The music is played through whistle openings on the quayside above.

The Croatian city of Zadar is famous for the magical sounds that emanate from its shoreline overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

The work of architect Nikola Basic and expert Dalmatian stone carvers, the musical sea organ (morske orgulje) was created in 2005 and is the first of its kind in the world.

As the sea forces are unpredictable in terms of tidal power, the organ provides a never-ending composition that features numerous musical variations.

Nikola Basic also designed another interesting project nearby, it's called "Sun Salutation".

The Sun Salutation (Pozdrav suncu) project depends on a large circle of photovoltaic cells, interspersed with LED lights that come to life after sunset.

The cells absorb the solar energy during the day, converting it into electricity. 

When dusk comes, the lights switch on, displaying the colorful and bright patterns.

Their intensity and shape depend on the amount of energy stored during the day. The installation mirrors the movement of the sun and the planets, which are represented by solar lights of proportional size and distance from “the sun”.

The installation uses the rhythm of the waves to create the colorful series of light pulses. 

The Riva promenade is filled with laughter from people playing on the waterfront and listening to the soothing sound of waves in the fragrant warm air. 

Watch this video to hear the melodies and to see the light pulses that are created by the waves.