These Images of Sound Waves in Water Are Hypnotic
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The setup behind Gledhill's marvelous soundscapes is simple. A reservoir of water sits atop a speaker, separated by a thin membrane. The speaker is driven by an amp, attached to a computer that runs sine wave-generating software. As sound waves pass out of the speaker, Gledhill photographs them from above, peering down at the surface of the water of the water through a ring of LED lights.
Gledhill is by no means the first artist to explore cymatics , the visualization of sound-for another recent example, check out the artwork that accompanied Bjork's album Biophilia -but his work is damn beautiful, and we hope he keeps it up.
Images via Linden Gledhill. Check out more of his work on Flickr