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Ocean Winds Play Music on Seashore Instrument,

Tensions and anxieties are running high in Croatia, where at least 350,000 refugees and migrants have entered the country from Syria.

So for those who may need a moment of peace, they might want to visit the city of Zadar, where an art installation on the Adriatic Sea is playing a beautiful symphony of sound.
3D-Printed Instruments Rock Out
Don’t look for a group of musicians, however. Here, the ocean is the artist, pushing air into carefully crafted white marble steps just off the edge of the water.
Known as the “Sea Organ,” or Morske Orgulje, these steps, designed by architect Nikola Bašić, span 230 feet. Narrow channels carved into the risers create 35 organ pipes that tuned to a variety of chords.
When the wind and waves crash against these so-called organ pipes, they compose mesmerizing sounds. And since the sea and wind are unpredictable by nature, the organ’s composition includes many different variations — often changing at a moment’s notice.
You can have a listen below.

The exhibit was designed as an effort to rebuild the city, which is more than 3,000 years old, after the destruction that was caused by the Second World War.

The Sea Organ won the fourth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2006, but perhaps its top honor is being recognized as the world’s first musical pipe organ that can be played by the sea.
The next time you’re looking to capture the sound of the sea, rather than picking up a seashell and putting it to your ear, you might consider venturing off on a trip to Zadar’s Sea Organ, where you can take a front row seat and listen to the ocean play a tune.

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