Watch This: Croatian artist built an installation that utilizes solar energy to play music
In October, a handful of scientists in Mexico launched the Energy Bender Lab – a project capable of extracting musical notes from non-human mediums such as mold and bacteria. Meanwhile in Zadar, Croatia, another similar experiment had begun to take form. Titled “Morske Orgulje,” or “Sea Organ” in English, artist Nikola Bašić has found a way to transform a 230-ft art installation into a musical instrument by using solar energy.
His design is quite simple; holes and tunnels carved underneath a jetty’s stairs transform them into a live organ, while wind-guided waves dictate which notes are produced. Expanding further on his project, Bašić built the “Sun Salutation” not too far away – this time harnessing solar power to create ethereal and natural melodies. Watch the video above as these added auditory effects amplify the sun and sea’s meditative qualities.
photo credit: Ivan Katalinić