Wave Organ – San Francisco

The Wave Organ is one of San Francisco hidden jewels. If you have not been there I strongly recommend that you take a break from this busy thing called LIFE, stroll down the Marina and listen to this wave-activated acoustic marble. Peter Richards and sculptor George Gonzales installed it there for our amusement and each piece of carved granite and marble was taken from a demolished cemetery.

The Wave Organ can be best heard at high tide, and it is a lovely place to take a date, break from the city chaos or even have a tea party with your daughter. The subtle sound is created by the impact of the waves on each of the 25 PVC organ pipes that are located a various elevations in order to create the different sounds. The subtleness of its notes require that the audience becomes in-synch with the music of the waves and the environment that surrounds it. Sit down, turn your cellphones off, and enjoy the show!

Wave Organ

Wave Organ

Wave Organ

Wave Organ

Wave Organ

Wave Organ

Wave Organ

Wave Organ

Wave Organ

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