12 Piano notes made visible for the first time
Shannon Novak, a New Zealand-born fine artist, commissioned us to image 12 piano notes as inspiration for a series of 12 musical canvases. We decided to image the notes in video mode because when we observed the ‘A1’ note we discovered, surprisingly, that the energy envelope changes over time as the string’s harmonics mix in the piano’s wooden bridge. Instead of the envelope being fairly stable, as we had imagined, the harmonics actually cause the CymaGlyphs to be wonderfully dynamic. Our ears can easily detect the changes in the harmonics and the CymaScope now reveals them—probably a first in acoustic physics.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op. 15
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker
Soloist & Conductor - Krystian Zimerman
Omg he’s so awesome HE’S COMING TO SINGAPORE NEXT JAN ASDFGHJKL. I don’t want the world to end this December anymore now lol but then again I might still die of sheer anticipation. In other news, the clarinet solos in the 2nd movement!!
submitted by the-wilhelm-scream-falling
OMFG THIS. Or just cover the piano and rest my head on my arms on the cover and cry myself to sleep. Sometimes it’s because the piece itself is so heartbreaking or tragic. But OMG I HAD NO IDEA OTHER PEOPLE DID THIS TOO HAHA :’) :’) :’) I LOVE ALL OF YOU OMG LET’S BE FRIENDS.