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San Francisco's Wave Organ captures the sounds of the sea to make haunting music

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 30, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lucy Wang) last modified Sep 29, 2017

Installed in 1986, the Wave Organ is a somewhat obscure landmark, often overlooked due to its hard-to-find location at the end of a jetty east of the St. Francis Yacht Club. Making the trek out there, however, is worth it. Surrounded by stunning 360-degree views of the San Francisco bay, the environmental artwork harnesses the pulse of the sea through 25 PVC and concrete pipes located at various elevations that transmit the sounds of crashing waves and gurgling water to elevated openings for listening....





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