Wave Organ

Location show on map

San Francisco-California (CA)

  • Category: museums-arts
  • Section: Museums - Arts
The Wave Organ is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay. The concept was developed by Peter Richards and was installed in collaboration with sculptor and master stone mason George Gonzales.

The Wave Organ is located on a jetty that forms the small Boat Harbor in the Marina district of San Francisco. The jetty itself was constructed with material taken from a demolished cemetery, providing a wonderful assortment of carved granite and marble, which was used in the construction of this piece. The installation includes 25 organ pipes made of PVC and concrete located at various elevations within the site, allowing for the rise and fall of the tides. Sound is created by the impact of waves against the pipe ends and the subsequent movement of the water in and out of the pipes. The sound heard at the site is subtle, requiring visitors to become sensitized to its music, and at the same time to the music of the environment.

Pictures

Reviews about Wave Organ Add comment

We have no opinion yet :(
Be the first to add a review!
Your opinion
#0
Share your impressions... write something about the place...

Location on map / How to get there

Weather nearby
Today (27 July)
current weather in this location
20,2 ° C
14,5 ° (min)     20,3 ° (max)
0 mm
4,6 m/s
1016 hPa
Tomorrow (28 July)
Tomorrow weather in this location
20,6 ° C
14,7 ° (min)     20,9 ° (max)
0 mm
5,2 m/s
1017 hPa
Show forecast for 14 days Source: openweathermap.org
Our website uses cookies to provide you with services at the highest level and for statistical and advertising purposes. By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies, more details in our cookies policy. Close