Did you know that you can make matter move with sound? Geometric patterns can be seen when applying various frequencies of sound on sand or liquid. The study of the effect of sound on matter goes back hundreds of years. Early experiments were done by Galileo around 1630. Later, Robert Hooke in 1680, used a bow and a glass plate that was covered with flour and saw patterns appear in the flour. In 1787, Chladni introduced them systematically in his book Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges (Discoveries on the theory of sound) – Visit the Cymatics page on Wikipedia for more information on this fascinating phenomenon.
View the very interesting music video below that shows Cymatics in action:
CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music – Nigel Stanford from Nigel Stanford on Vimeo.
Making of the video:
Cymatics Chladni Plate – Nigel Stanford from Nigel Stanford on Vimeo.
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