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Cymatics – A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Always interested in approaches to visualising sound, I’ve been looking into Cymatics as pioneered by Dr. Hans Jenny in the 60s and 70s.

I found a PDF of a compilation of his original two volumes…
CYMATICS – A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration
Volume 1 – The structure and dynamics of waves and vibrations, 1967
Volume 2 – Wave phenomena, vibrational effects and harmonic oscillations with their structure, kinetics and dynamics, 1974

A search for cymatics lists a surprisingly large number of relatively lo-fi videos of Hans Jenny’s original experiments, home made ‘tonoscopes’ and other related stuff…