Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Stop and Hear the Music XV




While many of us are content to listen to the natural sounds of ocean waves, architect Nikola Bašić took things a step further and facilitated a means for ocean currents to produce actual music. Behold: the Sea Organ. Constructed in 2005, the acoustic jetty spans some 230 feet (70 meters) and incorporates 35 polyethylene tubes of varying diameter. As waves flood each tube underwater, displaced air is forced through large whistles tuned to play seven chords of five tones. Day in and day out, music seems to emanate from the ground, a playful interplay between nature and design. Listening to the video above, the sound is somewhat like random chords played by a huge calliope.


The Most Popular Musical Instruments

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