Cymatics – See the vibrations of music take on an art form

This video is entitled ‘Cymatics,’ and cymatics is the science of creating visualizations of audio frequencies.

On his website, Nigel Stanford, a musician from New Zealand explains how he became interested in visualizing sound:
“In 1999 I watched a documentary on ‘Synesthesia’ – a disorder that effects the audio and visual functions of the brain. People with the disorder hear a sound when they see bright colors, or see a color when they hear various sounds. I don’t have it (I don’t think), but I have always felt that bass frequencies are red, and treble frequencies are white.
This got me thinking that it would be cool to make a music video where every time a sound plays, you see a corresponding visual element. Many years later, I saw some videos about Cymatics – the science of visualizing audio frequencies, and the idea for the video was born.”
Cymatics (from Greek: κῦμα “wave”) is the study of visible sound co vibration, a subset of modal phenomena.
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