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Cymatics Soundscapes: Bringing Matter to Life with Sound (1986)

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Hans Jenny
Producer: Hans Jenny
Genre: Documentary / Experimental
Country: Switzerland
Language: English / German

The study of visible sound and vibration.

The study of wave phenomena and vibration was pioneered by the Swiss physician and Renaissance man Hans Jenny. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner, Dr. Jenny’s penetrating observations of distinct types of patterns in nature led to these dramatic experiments animating inert substances with audible sound. The video is the first of two films made by Hans Jenny around 1970, which comprise this program entitled Cymatics. A half-hour of visually astounding images portray how unseen forces can shape, transform and destroy the seemingly solid structures that we see all about us. The stunning array of experiments seen in these two films are actual physical phenomena evolving before our eyes – as audible sound excites various liquids, powders, pastes and iron filings into processes which mimic atomic, geologic, biological, solar and even galactic shapes and movements.

Caution: No computer-generated images appear in these films. Viewing this remarkable scientific artistry can profoundly alter the way you view your world!