“Pulses” Video By Karmin Showcases Cymatics

by Jodina Meehan on March 31, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by John Stuart Reid.

The CymaScope team recently worked with Karmin, the pop duo team comprising Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan who are enjoying growing success in many parts of the world with their unique brand of pop music:

Their Pulses video features a five note sequence and a seven word sequence, made visible on the CymaScope. We are delighted that Karmin decided to feature a surprise voice in its opening sequence. Opening on a black and white reel with that old-movie vibe, George Takei (Star Trek helmsman character, Sulu), explains the science behind the new music video.

The scientists in the laboratory are studying cymatics, watching the visible representation of sound as it moves through water. They, of course, throw Karmin’s newest album, Pluses, on the record player, and the real fun begins. George’s fun explanation provides the basis by which the viewer can fully appreciate the CymaScope imagery within the Karmin cymatics video.

Both sequences show that it is possible for complex, fast-moving sounds to be transcribed to a visual analog, paving the way for MusicMadeVisible full length cymatics videos in the future. In addition to entertainment applications the new technique holds promise for the science of phonology since all the major nuances in speech can now be captured and rendered visible for study. There may also be benefits for profoundly deaf people since complex music can now be transcribed to a visual analog.



Cymatics In San Diego: LIVE With Jeff Volk

by Jodina Meehan on January 29, 2014

Get ready for an amazing LIVE cymatics experience in San Diego this Tuesday, February 4th (2014) from 6-9:pm PST…

“The science of Cymatics shows how audible sound can animate inert powders, pastes and liquids, into coherent forms that appear like living, breathing organisms. This highly engaging program weaves poetry, music, and sacred dance with the science of sound, offering a visceral understanding of this dynamically evolving creative process.” – Jeff Volk

When: Tuesday, Feb. 4th 6-9:pm PST
Where: Mueller College, 4601 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA
Tickets: $25 (pre-registration recommended)
To Register or for more info: (619) 298-1584

There will also be a presentation in Santa Monica the following evening, here are the details on that event:

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7-9:pm PST
Where: The Wellness Living Store, 1412 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Tickets: Free
For more information call: 800-772-0222/404-307-0593
or visit http://www.cymaticsource.com

This experiential evening of cymatics is presented by Jeff Volk, producer of the International Sound Colloquium and the award-winning documentary, Of Sound Mind and Body: Music and Vibrational Healing, and Mandara Cromwell, the designer of the Edison Award-nominated therapeutic instrument, the AMI 750, and the producer of the International Cymatics Conference. Accompanied by Kate Holland, an accomplished dancer and yoga teacher, and a certified cymatherapist.


Brain Wave Cymatics: Video

August 22, 2013

Eunoia from Lisa Park on Vimeo.
Lisa Park uses her brain waves to create cymatics images directly, in an amazing display of the connection between human, vibration, and cymatics.
Enjoy this 3 minute cymatics video, and if you would like to leave a comment for Lisa please do so below.
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How To Get Latex For DIY Cymatic Devices

July 16, 2013

One of the things that seems to hold people up when trying to build their cymatics device is difficulty in finding and purchasing the latex needed to create a membrane on the top of their device.
So I have decided to created a post dedicated to helping you to locate and procure your [...]

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Rosslyn Chapel Cymatics Video

June 22, 2013

Following up on the recent special by the Discovery Channel on the Davinci Code and Cymatics inside the Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, here is a video created by Stuart Mitchell, the composer who translated the symbols on the “cubes” into music.
The cubes shown in the video have symbols carved into them which cymatics experts [...]

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Cymatics & The Da Vinci Code Featured On The Discovery Channel

June 8, 2013

Cymatics was recently featured on the Discovery channel, in this special documentary on the true story behind The Da Vinci Code, with a focus on the Rosslyn Chapel.
The section that is specifically about cymatics comes in at 35:05 in this video, although the entire documentary is interesting if you have the time to [...]

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Piano Notes Captured With Cymatics

May 15, 2013

Daniel Reed of Sheffield, UK has used metal cymatics plates to create a series of cymatics images of piano notes.
Of his project, Daniel says:
“Each note or sound has a frequency and Hz value, specific equipment allowed me to play each note into a plate which vibrated. In order to get a visable pattern, sand [...]

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Two Cymatics DVDs To Watch

April 30, 2013

Cymatics DVDs are rare, but here are two worth watching, from two of the most respected cymatics creators in the world.
The first is Hans Jenny’s “Soundscapes” and “Bringing Matter To Life With Sound.” This cymatics DVD was originally filmed by Hans Jenny (who coined the word “cymatics”) in his laboratory, and definitely has an [...]

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DIY Cymatics In Water: A Simple Setup

April 27, 2013

There are several ways to make cymatics in water. Personally I have more experience with making cymatics images with sand and salt, but while experimenting with my cymatics voicebox I discovered a very simple way to make DIY cymatics with water that you can do without any wiring or electronics skills.
Here you [...]

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School Of Cymatics Showcase: Tim Chrepta

April 4, 2013

Today’s cymatics showcase features the work of Tim Chrepta, a member of the School of Cymatics.
Tim joined the School in February and is based in Philadelphia, PA.
The cymatics images he has created are striking and beautifully photographed. Please remember that they are copyright images and belong to the artist.
If you have a question or comment [...]

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