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Friday
Aug142009

Cylinder: Beautiful sound sculptures

We can't see sound. We can only judge the beauty of it by listening. Sometimes it seems like people who work with sound don't really know or care about visual aesthetics. Look at a website like this, for instance. On the other hand I think the opposite is also true.

Now what if we could look at the sound waves coming out of our speakers? What would it look like? We've seen physical representations of sound before, but this one is absolutely worth looking at. It's so beautiful.

Andy Huntington and Drew Allan took musical and non-musical sounds and ran them through their own software to create a model for their sculptures. The result is Cylinder, a set of eight sculptures. The ones you see here are Market (left) and Breath (right).

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Reader Comments (4)

Hello - love this website. Who did the write up on this (Cylinder)? I want to add a quote for an essay?...
Thanx, Danny

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanny Gardner

Hi Danny, I wrote the text. You can use it if you want, no problem, as long as you credit me (Hugo Verweij) for it. Keep me informed :-)

December 18, 2010 | Registered Commenteradmin

Hi there, I came across the website and loved it. Just wanted to know who created the sculpture as I'm doing artist research and wanted to include it for my final major project.

Thanks, Jesika

May 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJesika July

Hi Jesika! Like the text states, it's Andy Huntington and Drew Allan. Good luck with your project!

May 13, 2014 | Registered Commenteradmin

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