June 6th, 2015

Sound of the aeolian / wind-organ, made of bamboo sticks, in Vlissingen in the Netherlands.

I'm walking between the sticks of this art work to get different sound from different sticks in several poitions. The sound is made by the 5 bft wind. In the background the waves of the North Sea / Schelde river.

About this sculpture
The World Wind-organ is a sound sculpture consisting of 27 vertically placed bamboo tubes, 4m long, in which holes are made. It stands at the end of the Nolledijk. The wind organ is a wind instrument which is played by the wind and produces a range of sonorous, sometimes almost humming tones.
The first wind organ was installed in August 1975 at the Nollestrand by the Belgian artist Raphael Augusts Opstaele (1934) established collective Mass Moving [1]. This enterprising collectively had a significant amount of bamboo from Cameroon. The intention was to install these wind-organs from the coast of West Africa to the North Pole. A chain of wind chimes. This so-called 'Sound Stream project, the artists wanted to symbolize the cultural links with Africa.

The organ was damaged during a storm in January 3rd 1976 and rebuild the same year.

In April 1981 the wind organ was destroyed by vandals; eight of the twenty one unqueue bamboo tubes were cut down. Thanks to a fund-raising the Windorgan-World could be rebuild in 1983.

To my knowledge the Vlissingen wind organ is the only remaining permanent wind chime in the project.

Youtube channel of the artist aphael Augusts Opstaele:

Date/time: May 21st 2015, 2 pm

Weather: Sunny, wind W 5bft coming from the sea.

location; Nollenhoofd, Nollendijk, Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands (Holland), Europe

Gear: Primo EM 172 in AB40 setting in Rode Blimp > Sony PCM D50

When you use this sound it would be nice if you spent a voluntarily donation to freesound.
YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO CREDIT/ATTRIBUTE me (klankbeeld) and freesound.org in your work if you use this sound.
Please do it like this if possible: http://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/
Thank you.

This is a high quality lossless 48/24 recording in flac compression. Can be converted in wav with audacity.



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