Cymatics: the visualisation of sound
On the façade of the Effenaar, the pop stage for Southern Netherlands, a laser makes sound visible. Cymatics creates a physical connection between sound and laser patterns.
A mirror, fixed to a speaker, reflects a laser on the building’s façade. The vibrations from the sound from the speaker then move the mirror. The result is the fascinating pattern on the façade.
This light project, created by Fontys Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering students, links the Effenaar to Eindhoven as the city of light. The light from the laser represents Eindhoven and the sound from the speaker the Effenaar. Together they form a splendid connection, depicted in the projected patterns.
An international team of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering students created this visualisation of sound. The goal of the students is not just to make an impressive-in-appearance light projection, but to teach the public something about the nature of sound.
This project is made possible by: