Cymatics (from Greek: κῦμα "wave") 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.
My name is Jessie Edsall. I'm a visual artist and aspiring musician currently working in the field of sound visualization or 'cymatics'. Since 2008, I've been using my own custom-made equipment to create images and videos of music, natural sounds and random frequencies using water and other mediums. I also provide live cymatic visualizations for musicians and bands, compose my own original music and paint.
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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 exitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.
This video is a cymatic visualization of the sounds of Jupiter, recorded by NASA's Voyager space probe.
The Voyager program was a series of United States unmanned space missions consisting of a pair of unmanned scientific probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. They were launched in 1977 to take advantage of a favorable planetary alignment of the late 1970s. Although they were officially designated to study just Jupiter and Saturn, the two probes were able to continue their mission into the outer solar system. The Voyager spacecrafts each had equipment capable of recording emission signals given off by the planets, their moons and their ring systems. These pieces of equipment are designated as planetary radio astronomy investigation instruments (PRA) and are used in radio astronomy. Recordings were made capturing interactions of the solar wind with the planet's magnetosphere, magnetosphere itself, electromagnetic fields, charged particles emissions, charged particle interactions of the planet, its moons, and the solar wind. All this electromagnetic phenomenons can be transformed into electric signals, which can in turn be amplified and used to excite the membrane of a loud speaker ; thus making audible to the human ear the rustling of the cosmos. All these sounds were recorded while the Voyagers were passing near their targets, and assembled without manipulation, using Audacity.