What does music look like? Cymatics, the first single by Nigel Stanford off the album Solar Echoes, offers clues. By amassing a collection of science experiments, it depicts sound waves blasting through water, fire, and sand, and even sparks in the air (via a speaker hose, a Rubens’ tube, a Chladni plate, and a Tesla coil, respectively). It’s a dazzling array of audio that’s, quite literally, music that you can see.
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