Visually, a Ruben’s tube showcases standing waves. When the speaker inputs sound into the tube, it creates pressure waves. At the right frequency (ie. The fundamental frequency or resonant frequency of the tube), high pressure peaks leaving the speaker will consistently meet up with a low pressure trough reflecting back from the closed end of… Continue reading How does it work?
Commissioned by Musarc, one of the UK’s most progressive choral ensembles, Kneebone and Suzuki teamed up to create this installation in St. Bartholomew The Great, London, United Kingdom. This visual system showcasing the relationship between soundwaves and sound pressure. The duo created two pieces for this installation: the first, Slash, has a machinery style sound to… Continue reading Case Study: Mathew Kneebone and Yuri Suzuki
Calculating Standing Waves in an Open Tube: v=fλ where v = the speed of sound, f is the funadmental frequency, and λ is the wavelength. f=v/λ To calculate the wavelength: λ=2L Where L is the length of the tube in meters. To calculate the resonant frequencies for the length of the tube: f(n)=(n*v)/2L Where n… Continue reading Time to calculate!
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently researching installations which incorporate sound and image in a unique and interesting way. This is because I have my music major project coming up this semester – that’s right, one final subject before I finish my undergrad. One of the videos which stood out most to me… Continue reading Cymatics: Science vs. Music – Nigel Stanford