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About the project:
In the beginning there was sound. The reason cymatics exerts such a strong fascination is that we are not conditioned to “see sound”. Cymatics is like a magic tool that unveils the true substance of things audible, but conventionally invisible. With it one can recreate the archetypes of different forms of nature. So sound does have form and cymatics enables you to comprehend that it not only affects but causes form in matter. In fact, we think sound had a fundamental influence on the formation of the universe itself. But that is another story. Primarily, we are fascinated by the simplicity of this subject. All it takes is sound and a very basic medium such as water to create… well, what could be (and in our view is) the coolest sound visualizer.
Still photos don’t convey the project nearly as well as this video:
“Cymatics” is the study of visible sound and vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.