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Wave Organ

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The Wave Organ is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay.
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The Great Stalacpipe Organ

The Great Stalacpipe Organ | DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE | Scoop.it
An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself...
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The Aeolian Pyrophonic Hall and Whispering Wall, High Ress Video | Architecture Design

The Aeolian Pyrophonic Hall and Whispering Wall, High Ress Video | Architecture Design | DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE | Scoop.it

The Aeolian Pyrophonic Hall and Whispering Wall aka The Portal was an sound installation granted Honorarium funding by Burning Man in 2010, it conjures the millions of things that are happening within the metropolis at any given time. A sound installation incorporating a wind harp, fire organ, and the voices of the people of Black Rock City, the hall enfolds citizens in dappled sunlight during the daytime, shadowy effects at night and surrounds them with sounds resonant of the desert and the Burn. Nightly performances of the fire organ with dancers, stilters and musicians will take place after dark.

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The Wave Organ

The Wave Organ | DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE | Scoop.it

The Wave Organ is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay.

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The Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument, unusual odd unique

The Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument, unusual odd unique | DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE | Scoop.it

The Great Stalacpipe Organ
Located deep in the Luray Caverns in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds largest musical instrument.

Stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets.

This most unique, one-of-a-kind instrument was invented in 1954 by Mr. LeIand W. Sprinkle of Springfield, Virginia, a mathematician and electronic scientist at the Pentagon.

He began his monumental 3 year project by searching the vast chambers of the caverns selecting stalactites to precisely match a musical scale.

Electronic mallets were wired throughout the caverns and connected to a large four-manual console.

When a key is depressed, a tone occurs as the rubber-tipped plunger strikes the stalactite tuned to concert pitch.

For many years Leland played the Stalacpipe Organ for visitors, as seen in the bottom left photo.

Close-up of one of the mallets which strike a stalactite when an organ key is pressed.

 

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