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Apr 25, 2024

"The earth has music for those who listen." --Reginald Holmes

World’s Largest Musical Instrument is Hiding in this Cave

A father-son trip turns out to be the beginning of a 3 year journey into inventing the world's largest percussion instrument spanning 3.5 acres across a cave, Luray Caverns, in Virgnia, U.S. In 1954, mathematician and electronics scientist Leland Sprinkle invented the Great Stalacpipe Organ. The mesmerising otherworldly sound created by the mallets striking against the perfectly tuned stalactites selected by Sprinkle is a marvel that brings your whole being to the point of stillness in the now. Otto Pebworth, a long time cave organist says, "It's like you are becoming one with the instrument in a true way. You sit and go 'YES'." Words clearly won't do justice to the sound created by the Stalacpipe.

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BE THE CHANGE
What would it feel like to slow down and listen to the "music" around you? Take a moment today to listen to the various sounds in nature: the chirping of the birds, the gush of wind, or even the sound of the silences.



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