Saturday 6 September 2008

Seashore Acoustic Wave Organ made with a series of tubes

This installation allows people to listen to music created by waves rolling and lapsing the shoreline and it is situated at the tip of a tiny peninsula near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Artist Peter Richards and stonemason George Gonzales brought the project to an otherwise forgotten and neglected part of the San Francisco Bay estuary.

it's a series of 25 pipes that extend down into the water that captures the sound that the surf makes as it rolls up and down in the pipes. The lengths and widths of the pipes contribute to the type of sound as well as the force or easiness of the water pressure as it pushes air up and down the tubes creating a symphony of unusual sound affects.

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