The Science Of Sound: Cymatics – Nigel Stanford

shockwebpic_cymaticsnigelstanfordCymatics, the field of making sound waves visible by interpreting them through materials such as water, sand or magnets for their mesmerizing visual and often geometric shapes has gained popularity over the last few years.

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An Instrument For The Sonification Of Everday Things

This is a serious musical instrument. It rotates everyday things, scans their surfaces, and transforms them into audible frequencies. A variety of everyday objects can be mounted into the instrument. Their silhouettes define loops, melodies and rhythms. Thus mundane things are reinterpreted as musical notation. Playing the instrument is a mixture of practice, anticipation, and serendipity.

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Microtonal Wall: Tristan Perich

Take a look at this sound art installation by Tristan Perich consisting of 1,500 speakers each playing a single microtonal frequency, collectively spanning 4 octaves.

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Listen To The Earth’s ‘Song’ Recorded By NASA

A NASA spacecraft has recently for the first time ever recorded the sound of the earth’s electromagnetic plasma waves. The sound is referred to as a ‘chorus’ and it is made up of radio waves, it sounds like this.

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I Listen To Color: How Sound Is Bringing Neil Harbisson One Step Closer To Cyborg Status

Barcelona based artist Neil Harbisson is a self-described cyborgist and colourologist who was born with a condition called achromatopsia which rendered him color blind, leaving him to view the world in black and white. With the help from a device attached to his head which translates color into sound, Neil hears the color of the world via audible frequencies.

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What Does A Dying Star Sound Like?

Dr. Jon Miller, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Michigan and his team, set out to learn what a star being shredded by a super massive black hole 3.9 billion light years away might sound like.

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Seeing Sound: A New Acousto-Optic Scanning Technique Could Mean Better Speaker Technology

This new measurement technique developed by the UK based National Physical Laboratory [NPL] has big potential in the development of audio acoustics and product design. In other words, even better, more accurate sound systems coming soon near you.

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Sound Explored By SoundCloud

Sound is one our favorite topics of discussion here at Shocklee so it was nice to come across this promotional video that our friends at SoundCloud put together where music creators such as Martyn Ware, Imogen Heap, Moby and Tim Exile talk about sound around them.

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Melodyne Inventor Peter Neubäcker On Numbers, Notes & Music

Peter Neubäcker takes you on a journey of philosophy, math, science, frequencies and spirituality. Hold on to your skull for this one…

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