If you happen to live on the coast of Zadar in Croatia, then you will be familiar with the continuous sea organ that plays for you day & night. An instrument that plays continuous music without the touch of a single musician, unless of course, you believe Mother Nature to be a musician. Well, with thunder, wind, and rain this could be a valid argument.
The Sea Organ or the Morske Orgulje as it is known in Croatian is a marvel of modern architecture which plays music created by the wind & waves of the Adriatic Sea. Allowing people to simply sit on the marble steps and listen to the largest organ in the world.
The 230-foot long instrument looks like it is just hidden under a little staircase, but this is actually misleading. The 35 organ pipes are expertly constructed under the marble stairs and each staircase holds five of these pipes. Each group of five is tuned to create a different sound and ensure that music happens no matter where you walk along the Adriatic Ocean, essential nature is always playing a tune in Zadar.
Constructed and planned in 2005 by the architect Nikola Basic, as an art attraction for the port town of Zadar – it proved so successful that the local government had to build a bigger port for tourism the next year. Suddenly cruise ships were pulling into Zadar, proving that the Sea Organ was a crucial part of their tourism industry.
You may be surprised to know that several sea organs exist in the world, you can find the Water Organ in San Fransisco and a High Tide Organ in Blackpool. Each has its sound that is played depending on the tide and wind of the day. Every single one of them is definitely a music marvel that one should see and hear, walking along the beach or the promenade with music is always better.
Of course, for those of us that can’t travel, you could always try listening to some of the various clips and videos on Youtube.