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Instruments Sea Organ from Zadar, Croatia

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  • Specs: 28 files • 32 bit / 192 kHz • 8.5 GB • Includes metadata
  • Duration: Approx. 88 Minutes
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Recording the Sea Organs In Zadar, Croatia 

In 2005 the architect Nikola Basic opened his incredible art project called the Sea Organ of Zadar (Morske Orgulje) which is a natural musical instrument that makes tones by the movement of the sea.

Zadar is a beautiful harbor town on the coast of the Adriatic Sea and about 3 hours drive from Zagreb depending on the traffic and route. If you take the E71 toll road it costs you around $18 one way and direct.

When we arrived in Zadar in the late summer evening we went directly to the Sea Organ after we checked into our Airbnb. 

It’s a nice walk along the coast and the sunset was breathtaking just as Alfred Hitchock described it. If you come by car, parking is very affordable. It cost 6 kunas (94 cents) for one hour and you can pay cash, credit card, or with your mobile phone. It’s a very convenient method.


Where is the Sea Organ?

If you follow the waterfront and turn to your left, you’ll reach the southern tip of the seaside promenade. If the wind and waves are strong you will hear the sound of the Sea Organ before you arrive. Another great art project from Nikola Basic can be found right here. The “Greetings to the Sun” which is an art installation made out of 300 photo-sensitive glass plates that will captivate the sunlight and turn into a magical light show at night.


Similar Instrumental Projects Around The World

This Zadar Sea Organ is unique with only a few that can be found around the world. Other projects are the Wave Organs in San Fransisco, the Blackpool High Tide Organ in the United Kingdom, the Chillida’s Comb of the Wind in San Sebastián, the Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, and the Singing Ringing Tree also in the United Kingdom. I hope someday I can record all of them!


How Does The Sea Organ Work

If you walk along the promenade you will notice a 70 meters long stretch of stone stairs with seven different steps. Within this plateau are 35 polythene pipes in different sizes and lengths.

With the incoming waves and the pressure of the water, it creates different tones that reverberate over the public space. If the sea is calm, the tones are more relaxing. If a boat passes by or it begins to storm the sound will change. Every single tone is unique and will never be the same as others before. It’s a never-ending musical!


How Did I Record The Sea Organ

We arrived in the evening and the place was filled with people who also wanted to enjoy the sunset and listen to the organ. I did only three recordings to capture the overall ambience (which is great for post-production.)

However, I decided to come back early the next morning and I was in luck. Only a couple of people joined me but I was most of the time alone.

I recorded with the Sennheiser MKH 8040 in an ORTF setup the stereo image and used a Deity S Mic 2S shotgun microphone. I placed this very close to the exit and entry holes to get a more direct sound of it. I also used the Usi Pro by Lom. These are omnidirectional microphones and I placed them over two individual air holes and it sounded like somebody was breathing between the concrete.

If you ever find yourself here recording sounds make sure you don’t push your microphones into the holes. The pressure can easily destroy the capsule of the microphone or distort the recording without being in the red area of your recorder.

I spent over two hours “grilling” in the morning sun to record these sounds but it was worth it. I’m using Ableton and use these recordings to create new musical samples, pads, synths, and experimental sound design.


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Files: 28 files • Including metadata 

Size: 8.5GB

Sample Rate: 192-32

Duration: Approx. 80 min

Gear: Zoom F6, Sennheiser MKH 8040. Deity S Mic 2S, Usi Pro

Delivery: Instant – blazingly-fast – digital download on Bandcamp

License type: Royalty-free


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