Students should be working on the Remote Learning Assignment for the week of May 4 (due Monday, 5/11).
Details can be found in Google Classroom.
Weekly Feature: Unique Instruments
Zadar Sea Organ
Located on the Mediterranean coast of Zadar, Croatia, the sea organ was designed by architect Nikola Bašić and completed in 2005. It is comprised of layers of deep steps reaching from the coast down to the ocean. At around 230 feet wide, it has 35 pipes of various lengths that are attached to whistles reaching from the lowest tide level up through air holes to the surface. Every time the tides change and the sea pushes the air through the pipes, diverse sounds are produced, adding to the natural sounds of the ocean waves. Just behind it is another art installation created by Bašić — the Sun Salutation — which has a pattern of glass panels that capture sunlight to power their own light show (seen in the video below).
This setting of Ave Maria by living composer Kevin Memley is one of my all-time favorite choir pieces. The harmonies are incredibly beautiful, and it performed very well here by the Concert Choir from Emory University. I recommend listening with headphone for the full experience - I hope it brings you some calm on this Tuesday!