The Dynamic Geometry of Sound:Resonance Made Visible – Jeff Volk

Jeff Volk’s four decades exploring and explaining cymatics gives him a unique perspective on how intricate harmonic patterns can be rendered visible in normally inert powders, pastes, and liquids as they are “animated” by resonant audible sound frequencies.

A frequent guest on this program over the years, Jeff returns to show highlights of how cymatics continues to reverberate around the world, in contemporary art and leading-edge science. Enthusiasm for this research and its ever-expanding visual archives continues to filter into our culture in myriad ways, as featured in this new edition augmenting Jenny’s original experiments.

Our whirlwind tour of cymatics will focus on many of these innovative expressions that have come to light since Jeff re-published the definitive work on cymatics, combining Jenny’s two original books into a single edition in 2001.

To celebrate the long-awaited release of his extensively revised edition of Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena and Vibration, Jeff will give a brief overview demonstrating Jenny’s experimental setup in operation, explaining how those images were created more than 50 years ago, and contrasting them with contemporary examples illustrating how Jenny’s legacy is being carried forward to this day, in ways that he could scarcely have imagined.

Jeff Volk – Author, Producer and Publisher on Cymatics