What is Cymatic?

9b0b2a_0ffc13a6de734060b806d7510847c8c2Cymatics (from Greek: κῦμα “wave”) is the study of visible sound and vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency. (WIkipedia)




Cymatics on the body

The project “Cimatica” is one of three research projects selected and funded by the “LABORATORIET, performing art research and development” for the year 2014. The research has been ten days long and was held at the Institute Godsbanen of Aarhus (Denmark). It is a study of the Relation between Sound and Matter by theatrical company “Lifero Bestiario”. An investigation into the relationship between sound and movement, in which Ernst Chladni’s sound plate experiments are transferred to live performers. What are the physical and emotional dynamics between human movement and sound?
They can’t see each other, only hear the same sound vibrations…
Special Thanks to Barbara Simonsen and company.

Cristian Sommaiuolo

Luca Marra

Stefania Spanò
Francesca Esposito
Danila Toralbo