Zadar Sea Organ, powered by lapping waves of Adriatic Sea – National Geographic Video
Zadar’s Sea Organ – a real music instrument built into Zadar‘s harbour and seafront is now the subject of a video by National Geographic and features an interview with Croatian architect Nikola Bašic, who explains how it was planned and designed.
It also features the haunting music it creates, which, coupled with the waves, leaves us drifting off to sleep.
The Sea Organ is seventy meters long with about thirty-five organ pipes built in concrete. The pipes are located so that the sea water and wind movements produce sounds that are heard by passers-by so that it achieves communication with nature and promotes the unity of architecture and environment. As sea forces and energies are unpredictable in terms of tides and winds, this organ offers a never-ending concert of numerous music variations in which the performer is nature itself.
Have a look and listen here