Planetary Cymatic Resonance
- creative field sound design, visual
- Client Name Daniel Mair, Max Dahlhaus, Steffen Günther, Christian Schmidt, Ole Lehmann
- Project URL facebook.com
- Completion Date 03/15/2016
The word Cymatics conforms the current zeitgeist, as one can see in the video “cymatics” by Nigel Stanford, with almost 10 million views. A natural form of visualization has a really own charm, since its not calculated by human but rather provided by the laws of nature. Planetary cymatic resonance is a audio visual project, which is based on intonation calculated based on natural frequency phenomena within our universe. The movement of the planets in our solar system are a manifestation of the fixed waves, surrounding us like invisible fields of information. Mathematically transferring this to a hearable sound spectrum, we are able to show these resonances acoustically and visually via Cynematics. Since the cell fluid in the human body reacts in the same way as water in our wielding speakers, it is just logical, that we are deeply fascinated by this visual effect. In a way we are observing the inner perceived sound in the outer world. Focusing on the sound and the resulting visuals, it is possible to fall in trance, and unite the body and the mind. This way we bring the human back to the actual experience which is often pushed aside in our modern world by stress and existential anxieties and create a room for perceiving the own self.
Conception and technical implementation
The tuning data of the various planets have been calculated by Hans Cousto and Norbert Böhm and are the guideline for every sound used in this composition. Speed, pitch, hall and delay times are always in unison with the correlating astronomical aspect.To create the Cymatics we use water resistent speakers. Alternatively one can use a Petri dish to mount on the speakers membrane or attach exciter to various vessels. The vessel/speaker is to be filled with water and excited with an acoustic signal provided by the sound card of a computer. To provide the necessary amplification of the signal, a standard instrument amplifier is been used between the sound card and the speaker. The resulting Cymatics are being captured by a camera which has a rounded lamp attached to, placed on a stand right above the speaker. This video material can now be manipulated in realtime with a VJ-Program (Resolume Avenue) and distributed to several projectors.
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