Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chladni Plate

Kenichi Kanazawa demonstrates how sound makes art as it vibrates and moves piles of colored sand around.
This is version of what is better known as Chladni plates, as the table top is made of a plate of steel which vibrates when he rubs the rubber balls on its border, an effect similar to rubbing a crystal glass with wet fingers. The vibrating top then makes the sand jump and accumulate in nodal patterns.
Forgetomori has more videos that demonstrate the power of musical vibrations, featuring a Tibetan singing bowl, which makes water dance as it resonates. Link (via TYWKIWDBI)


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