Cymatics – Part 1: Bringing Matter to Life with Sound Video
Cymatics – Part 1: Bringing Matter to Life with Sound

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Cymatics – Part 1: Bringing Matter to Life with Sound (1984)

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Here is the first of two films made by Hans Jenny around 1970, which comprise this program entitled Cymatics. A half-hour of visually astounding images portray how unseen forces can shape, transform and destroy the seemingly solid structures that we see all about us. The stunning array of experiments seen in these two films are actual physical phenomena evolving before our eyes — as audible sound excites various liquids, powders, pastes and iron filings into processes which mimic atomic, geologic, biological, solar and even galactic shapes and movements. Unlike most modern productions, absolutely no computer-generated images appear in these films.

The study of wave phenomena and vibration was itself transformed by the innovative explorations of Swiss physician and Renaissance man, Dr. Hans Jenny, who coined the term Cymatics, from the Greek word for "waves." Inspired by Rudolf Steiner, Dr. Jenny's penetrating observations of distinct types of patterns in nature led to these dramatic experiments animating inert substances with audible sound.

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stusmith, posted on September 21, 2014

Where is part 2?

bsato85, posted on April 5, 2014

Gonna need some water after that. My jaw was just on the floor for 28 minutes.

lharcrick, posted on March 31, 2014

This film stopped right in the middle of the beginning introduction so I couldn't watch it.

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