Visualizing Sound Using the Chladni Device

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Wed, Oct 9th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Tree Mag has this article on a project by SoundShapeLab called The Chladni Device, a flat surface covered in sand that allow to visualize the shape of sounds.

Inspired by violin builders that use Chladni patterns to check the quality of their instrument.

The Chladni Device is a machine that is able to make sound visible.

A brass membrane is resonating on pure tones and creates marvelous patterns when sand is poured upon it. The installation was to be seen at the Spitdummies festival by Eindhoven based organisation Axes Jazzpower.

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