8 Musical Sculptures that play music with the power of Nature!
works of art, around the world have been installed to create harmonic musical
hearings with the help of wind, water or rain..
Lets meet them!
1.Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley, Uk
Located in Lancashire, it is almost 3 meters tall. It
resembles a tree and being created by windpipes in different sizes, this
incredible statue creates some magical sounds covering several octaves.
2. Aeolus Wind
This one got its name by the Greek god Aeolus who was
the ruler of four winds. It is a similar metalic sculpture using wind power, that
can be found in London, where visitors can walk through it and experience interesting
sounds that it makes, when wind blows into these 310 pipes.
Viewing the Washington Lake, this public art has
attracted many visitors since its installation in 1980s. It features 12 thin steel towers, inside of
which there are organ pipes in different lengths that make various sounds when
the wind blows through them.
4. Sea Organ, Croatia
In the coast city of Zadar, you will find this
magnificent piece of art. Both wind and the small waves enter the holes in
which there are 35 organ pipes and create a great combination of sound. It’s great for meditation
while viewing the sea. (For more details, check our older post of Sea Organ: http://derigo.me/en/blog/post/57/sea-organ-musical-instrument)
5. Wave Organ, San Fransisco
Organ is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San
Francisco Bay. The concept was developed by Peter Richards and was installed in
collaboration with sculptor and master stone mason George Gonzales. Again, 25
organ pipes are installed in various heights making an amazing combination of
6. Blackpool High Tide
It is 15meters tall and was installed in 2002 as part
of the «Great Pomenade Show», in Uk. 8 big pipes are connected to 18 organ
pipes, so when there is water flooding, the air from the sea enters through it
making unusual sounds.
7. Musical Rain Gutters
Wall, Dresden, Germany
artists really enjoy redecorating the facade of buildings. In this case, Christoph Roßner, Annette Paul, and Andre
Tempel who all live in this building in Neustadt Kunsthofpassage, added creative
rain gutters making rainfall even more interesting than it was!
Vlissingen, The Netherlands This musical sculpture
has vertically placed bamboo tubes in which holes are made. It stands at the
end of the Nolledijk in Flushing. The wind organ is a wind instrument which is
played by the wind and produces a range of sonorous, sometimes almost humming