Definitions

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  • noun physics the study of visible effects of sound and vibration.

Etymologies

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Coined by Hans Jenny from Ancient Greek κῦμα (kuma, "wave") +‎ -ics.

Examples

  • Years of research led the Mitchells to an ancient musical system called cymatics, or Chladni patterns, which are formed by sound waves at specific pitches.

    Musicians crack melodic code within Da Vinci chapel

  • Years of research led the Mitchells to an ancient musical system called cymatics, or Chladni patterns, which are formed by sound waves at specific pitches.

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  • Years of research led the Mitchells to an ancient musical system called cymatics, or Chladni patterns, which are formed by sound waves at specific pitches.

    Music Decoded from DaVinci Code’s Rosslyn Chapel | Impact Lab

  • The song was carved into the walls of the chapel in the form of geometric shapes that a father-son team — both are musicians and the father is an ex-Royal Air Force code breaker — finally matched to so-called Chladni patterns (see the Wikipedia article on cymatics). (w/video)

    Music Decoded from DaVinci Code’s Rosslyn Chapel | Impact Lab

  • Visuals: 'CYMATICS' by Hans Jenny www. cymatics.org

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  • In Sadek's new performance, the phenomena of cymatics are used as mark-making tools to visualize the sound of a black metal song.

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  • This excellent video from Make magazine basics of DIY cymatics - that's the study of visible sound to you and me.

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  • A simple experiment demonstrating the visualisation of cymatics can be done by sprinkling sand on a metal plate and vibrating the plate, for example by drawing a violin bow along the edge, the sand will then form itself into standing wave patterns such as simple concentric circles.

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  • In Sadek's new performance, the phenomena of cymatics are used as mark-making tools to visualize the sound of a black metal song.

    brooklynvegan

  • Visuals: 'CYMATICS' by Hans Jenny www. cymatics.org Music: "AGUIRRE I" by POPOL VUH FROM THE

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  • Those youthful acoustical antics

    That blast from garages and attics

    Can so shake the breeze

    That resonant trees

    Give lessons in outdoor cymatics.

    February 18, 2016