This morning I was doing my daily social media check-in, and on one of my walls appeared a link to Fascinating: How Matter Reacts to Sound.
I got 41 seconds into the Link, and I had to jump to the YouTube link…
I have been there pretty much ever since…
Cymatics is from Nigel Stanford’s new album, Solar Echoes, which is a Double Album download on iTunes and as mp3, wav files for only $9.95!
I have lost count of how many times I have listened to and watched this track!
It is mesmerizing!
The cinematographer,Timur Civan, captures nature “performing” to a mixture of well-crafted tones and beats similar to those found in Pink Floyd, Jean Michel Jarre, Rick Wakeman, Mike Oldfield, and Sky.
To my ear, it is very addicting and can induce some serious desk dancing.
What is also very cool is that Nigel Stanford, Shahir Daud (Director), Timur Civan, and gang have also posted six mini videos of how they created and filmed each of the classic science experiments performed in the video!
- Cymatics: Chladni Plate
– Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756 – 1827)
- Cymatics: Speaker Dish
- Cymatics: Hose Pipe
- Cymatics: Ferrofluid
- Cymatics: Ruben’s Tube
- Cymatics: Tesla Coil
I can only imagine how much fun it would have been to take part in creating this video!
To say that they had way too much fun doing this video would be an understatement.
While listening to Cymatics, I started to explore the rest of his site, and found out why Nigel’s music and style seemed familiar to me!
TimeScapes was released at the end of 2011 and was an instant hit because of it’s stunning cinematography, slow motion capture, and music!
If you have not seen it, check out the Official Website and watch the clip!
If you happen to be a science teacher, the “Behind the Scenes” video for CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music are very well done, and are simple overviews of some classic science experiments, and should easily invite good conversations in the classroom.
Needless to say I can’t wait to show my kids when they get home!
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- Cymatics – Bringing Matter To Life With Sound (Part 1 of 3)
– This is the some of the original video done by Swiss scientist, Dr. Hans Jenny in the 1960s, and is part of the opening voice-over on the beginning of the track.
- Cymatics: Science v. Music By Phil Plait (slate.com)
- Incredible Music Video Shows How Science Experiments React To Music (gizmodo.com.au)