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A Trippy Music Video Built From Science Experiments

The science of sound waves makes for an amazing music video.

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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Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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