By Lingxiu Chong
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Ever heard of Cymatics? It refers to the science of visualizing audio frequencies. New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford and his team have created some of the most stunning work in this field. This exquisite 6-minute video captures their experiments that manipulate sand, water, fire and some unexpected materials using sound and rhythm. Before you get your physics textbooks out, all the science is explained in behind-the-scenes videos on his Vimeo channel.
But here’s the really interesting part: you’ll see that Nigel Stanford and his director actually drew inspiration from these behaviors to compose his music. As he told Dezeen magazine, "It was an unusual project because it was created backwards – the music was written last." It’s a really inventive approach to creating music, and we’re just stoked for his next project, Automatica, coming out sometime this year.
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(via This Is Colossal)
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