SEA ORGAN IN ZADAR, CROATIA
The Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia was implemented in April 2005. Promoted by local authorities, it is a permanent installation. Designed by Nikola Bašić .
In the audio example you can hear the sounds created by the pipes of the Sea Organ.
This mechanical installation with musical features is built into the seaside promenade. The sea waves drive air into a system of pipes similar to a mouth harp, producing a neverending exchange of C major and G major chords. The dynamics of the movement of the waves caused by wind and sea traffic influences the resulting sound, whereas its pitch results from the pipe's design. The project was conceived within the wider effort to revitalise the neglected part of the historical city centre, next to the new cruise ships pear on the top of the peninsula. Noise complaints from the nearby residential building apparently have no influence on the management of the installation .
 Oberman, T., Jambrošić, K., Horvat, M., & Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci, B. (2020). Using Virtual Soundwalk Approach for Assessing Sound Art Soundscape Interventions in Public Spaces. Applied Sciences, 10(6), 2102. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10062102
Photos, Audio: Tin Oberman (2015)
Entry submitted by: Tin Oberman