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The Sea Organ (morske orgulje) is located on the shores of Zadar,
Croatia, and is the world’s first pipe organ that is played by the sea.
Simple and elegant steps, carved in white stone, were built on the
quayside. Underneath, there are 35 pipes with whistle openings on the
sidewalk. The movement of the sea pushes air through, and – depending
on the size and velocity of the wave – musical chords are played. The
waves create random harmonic sounds.


-- Odd Music.com

More information and an audio file at the link. Via Mirabilis


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this one is different to the american one- it uses the air pressure generated by the waves rather than piping the sound of the waves themselves. there was (is?) a wave organ in liverpool in the uk which uses wave pressure like this. these types of instruments date back to the renaissance at least...
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Sounds like the SF organ should be considered the first of its kind. Somebody should write to the folks at OddMusic.com. I'll look into the history of the SF organ and put up a post on it later in the day if I find enough info and (hopefully) a picture.
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