Monday, 12 October 2009
There are many theories about cymatics going around on the Internet. I love to hear and read all of them. But when I watch the videos of cymatic experiments, I only see that certain sounds produce patterns in inanimate material. That is enough in itself to get me excited, but all the rest is nothing but theory.
I would love to see what happens when dust/sand/water is exposed to music. So far the cymatic experiments that I have seen videos of, are done with sounds of one specific frequency. The result is a pattern that looks like the patterns we see in primitive life forms. Would more complex sounds create more complex forms?
If I was a science fiction writer, I would write a story about a mad scientist, who discovers that certain music causes matter to become alive, under specific circumstances that he discovers by accident. In his laboratory he starts creating all kind of life forms. First primitive life forms, but soon he learns to create more and more intelligent creatures. He realises the risks, but he knows that he can cease their existence by turning off the music that creates them.
One day he discovers that a certain esoteric piece of music, composed by a forgotten musician that was a close friend of Aleister Crowley, creates a scarlet woman that is hardly disguisable from real. She seduces him to keep the music on, so that she can live. He teaches her about her situation, she learns to talk, and the story ends when she kills him and steals his I-Pod to live forever.
In the Ed Veenstra box was this amazing LP:
There is no information on the LP, and there is no sleeve or inlay either. There are three songs or soundscapes on the record, and to my ears they seem to have nothing to do with the cymatic patterns that are printed on the vinyl. Not that I mind that. Just looking at this record makes me extremely happy.