Using Only Sound, An Artist Turns Piles Of Sand Into Cool Patterns

Apr 15, 2015
Kenichi Kanazawa is a Japanese performance artist who was originally a sculptor. He began working with both steel and sound in 1987, after he collaborated with Hiroshi Yoshimura. Yoshimura was known for his work with sound.

Here, Kanazawa uses a rubber mallet, steel table and colored sand to create beautiful patterns based upon the sounds' vibrations. Using a scientific sound-visualizing process called Cymatics, Kanazawa can use the different frequencies of sound to manipulate the shapes of the sand. The higher the frequency, the more complex the design will become.
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