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The Architecture of Sound.

In 2010 I developed a condition that took away my ability to speak, not being able to make sound and communicate with the outside world was the most isolating and devastating experience, which lead my obsession of researching other forms of communication, other than spoken word.

I have been a professional singer/ songwriter for 20 years, I have also developed and delivered music programs within the community with a focus on using music and creative arts as therapy. Through my research into sound, I have discovered papers and research programs showing scientific evidence of the effects that sound has on our brains, emotions, body and even our cellular structure.

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Sound! Sphere or Wave?

I have always been interested in what is happening in the empty space around us, the truth is there is no empty space.

I have always enjoyed the sound of silence but the truth is there is no such thing as silence.

When you gaze into the sky, or past the lush green grass into the landscapes that engulfs your vision have you ever thought of what is happening between two chosen spaces? I have and through my curiosity, I discovered the natural phenomena of Cymatics. Cymatics is the formation of atoms in resonance to frequencies. Each frequency holds a beautiful geometric pattern that you will see replicated in everyday nature such as flower shapes, cell structures, tortoise shells, trees and the list goes on.

My purpose of this collection of work is to make this visible to be able to touch it and understand it.

Sound waves are spheres so it was important for the work to replicate the sound sphere but sound can sometimes be broken, manipulated and warped , this is transposed into some of the 3d pieces.

The processes used to create this work had to relate to the nature of sound so I used tension to create sound, friction and a flux approach, of melting and gravity to manipulate the designed forms that were created form the actual frequency data.

693.96 hz sphere

Plastic, metal, wood, wire sculpture with projection of a 3d graphic design of a frequency sphere projected.

Felt wave

Sound wave from felt, wire and projection

644.42hz warped wave

644.42hz warped wave made from lazer cut plastic sheet. With projection

A set of photographs have been created to mix projection and imagery to create the action of sound existing within its atmosphere.

3d designed Frequency Spheres 644.42hz, 656.37hz, 693.96hz.

656.37HZ Sound sphere created and design in CS4

656.37HZ Sound sphere

 

656.37hz 3d cymatic papaer 1 a2

 

644.42hz cymatic print 4

 

A collection of Silk Screen Prints created from resourced data from sound frequencies.

frequency 15

 frequency 11 frequency 6 frequency 8  frequency 5 frequency 3      frequency 1frequency 9