Meason Wiley

Demonstrations Saturday, 6/14/2014


Cymatics is the study of visible sound and vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. When sound travels through a medium such as water, regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible. The resulting patterns emerge depending on the frequency of the sound, as well as the material and size of the physical container.  This installation utilizes two equidistant 8″ full-range speakers and a plate bi-amplifier housed in a custom box. A thin sheet of acrylic is placed directly on top of the speaker cones and sealed with waterproof caulk. The sounds are created utilizing phase modulation synthesis and were generated using NI Reaktor software.