The Renaissance villa “Villa d’este” outside of Rome is famous for its more than five hundred fountains, water games and water surprises, all of which are mechanically driven by old, good engineering spirit. Water is led by gravity through underground tunnels and led to the various installations who needs nothing more than this natural pressure to function. The pipes in the water organ are also driven by the weight/pressure of the water.
Villa d’este: Pirro Ligorio and Alberto Galvani 1550. Read more
Organ and hydraulics: Claude Venard och Thomaso Chiruchi
Excess water from a sink drops into a hidden cavity underground. The encounter with the water creates a sound which resonates and brings a musical tone. Suikinkutun is a centuries old tradition in Japan.
Japanese tradition documented by: Tocelsior3515
A partly hollowed bamboo pipe attached to a shaft. The cavity is filled with water until the equilibrium is broken and the tube turns. Originally, this construction was used by farmers to keep unwanted animals away from the harvests. Gradually they began to appreciate the sound, which can be regarded as a symbolism of time and eternity.
Deer scare Shishi-Odoshi. Japanese tradition documented by cacao8989