|Kymatik-Cymatics - Sound Figures
When the natural scientist Ernst F.F. Chladni (who lived during the time of Goethe 1756-1827) used a violin bow to vibrate glass plates covered with fine sand and in so doing discovered what were named after him as the "Chladni sound figures", the formative force of vibration and sound, which had been recorded in so many old myths of the Creation and which was spoken about by so many philosophers of nature, became perhaps for the first time ever a phenomenon directly accessible to our senses.
During the nineteen sixties and seventies, the Swiss doctor, Hans Jenny, managed to considerably expand this approach with new test conditions and through the use of a very wide range of materials and, in particular, by extending the method to encompass vibrating fluids. He was therefore able to display numerous fascinating images of the sound figures which he combined under the name of "Kymatics" (from the Greek "to kyme" - the wave).