De brulboei naar een idee van Hoite Pruiksma
Hoite Pruiksma kan brulboeiorgel bouwen
Hoite Pruiksma kan eindelijk zijn brulboeiorgel bouwen. De musicus loopt al jaren rond met het plan een orgel te bouwen dat bespeeld wordt door water.
(soundclip comes from this website [ www1.omropfryslan.nl]
Links to youtube:
The roar buoy by musician Hoite Pruiksma
Finally, Hoite Pruiksma, a Frisian musician will be able to turn his idea of building an organ played by the tidal waves of the sea. For years he considered his idea te create an organ consisting multiple pipes with free reeds in them, placed in the sea. Due to the tidal waves, water will be pushed inside the pipes, and when the wave distracts, a vacuum will be in the pipe, and will make the installed free reeds to sound.
The idea has been awarded with a stipendium of € 150,000 by the province of Friesland (Fryslân).
The organ will be modelled as an island, surrounded by pipes in the water, so the elements - water, tidal moves - will make the organ to sound. Many Frisian municipialities have asked to be the place where the organ will be erected in the sea.
Local governments believe this will be an attraction for tourist.
The organ, when finished, should be also playable by an artist.
Louis Huivenaar, wellknown harmonium wizard to regular visitors of this website, created a prototype of a reed. Giant. And mind you, 'giant' is in fact an euphemism. You will see, the moment I have gained permission to show it on this page.
Explanation of the reeds:
Top left: Giant reed made out of titanium
2nd left: Bass reed (pedals) C 16'
3rd left: Bass reed (pedals( G 16'
4th left: Bass reed (pedals) c 16'
1st right: manual reed C 16'
2nd right: manual reed c 16'
3rd right: manal reed c3 16'
A better view to the reeds