Located on the sparkling shores of the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia — home of what Alfred Hitchcock once called “the most beautiful sunset in the world” — lies the one and only pipe organ designed to be played by the sea. Built in 2005, this unique structure utilizes the rolling sea and strong, unsystematic winds to create a majestic and completely random sound that is never the same twice.
According to an article on OddMusic.com, “Each organ pipe is blown by a column of air, pushed in turn by a column of wave-moved water, through a plastic tube immersed into the water.” The end result ends up sounding a bit like this. [.mp3]
Update: This isn’t the only sea organ in the world (sorry!) — there’s another one in San Francisco. (Thanks Oana!)
[Via A Welsh View]