You may remember this post in which we've seen how music can become complex geometrical shapes through the Chladni's Plate Experiment
Or this video of a 2D Rubens tube, where the shapes are made out of fire
Or Jack White making some non-newtonian fluid dance over a subwoofer
Or even this guy playing with a Tesla Coil his own version of the Imperial March
But I bet that you haven't ever seen a musician that uses sound to manipulate electricity, fire, water and matter all together
I am speaking about Nigel Stanford, an Ambient and New Age composer from New Zeland who was so excited about those musical experiment that decided to produce a video that contains all of them and the result is beyond epicness!
Not only the video is flawless in every detail (also, it is freely downloadable from his website) the song itself is mesmerizing and fits perfectly with the science behind it. Check it for yourself
"In 1999 I watched a documentary on 'Synesthesia' - a disorder that effects the audio and visual functions of the brain. People with the disorder hear a sound when they see bright colors, or see a color when they hear various sounds. I don't have it (I don't think), but I have always felt that bass FREQUENCIES are red, and treble frequencies are white.
This got me thinking that it would be cool to make a music video where every TIME a sound plays, you see a corresponding visual element. Many years later, I saw some videos about Cymatics - the science of visualizing audio frequencies, and the idea for the video was born.
In 2013, I approached my friend Shahir Daud, a talented film director working in New York, and asked him if he was interested in collaborating on the video with me. I don't think he really knew what I was talking about, but happily he said yes, and in July 2013 we started researching the experiments and buying bits and pieces online."
To download the full video in high res, or read the full "behind the scenes" follow this link