Music inspires me as well. I compose my own songs and visualize them to make unique music videos.

Cymatics (from Greek: κῦμα "wave") is the study of visible sound and vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.

Video feedback is the process that starts and continues when a video camera is pointed at its playback video monitor. The image from the camera is delayed slightly in time as it travels through the extensive circuitry of the recording system and then is output to the video playback monitor.

Cymatic Circus is the name of my live project. Eventually, I plan to combine cymatics, video feedback loops, live painting, illusions and other phenomena into one show. While that’s in the works, I’m currently providing cymatic audio visualization for bands and other musicians. The video below is of a live show with the band Sophistafunk in Syracuse, NY.

“Like time travel and stuff, man.”

More to come...

These images are created using only sound, water and light. Their symmetry and complexity is fascinating!

Hi. My name is

Jessie Edsall.

Thanks for visiting my site! I’m a painter and visual artist. Lately, I’ve been working with sound visualization or ‘cymatics’.

Some of them seem to reveal something

truly incredible!

Cymatics since

1984


(five years old)

When I’m not visualizing sound, I continue to paint. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with hidden images.

Here are two of my favorite paintings,

‘Buddha & Butterflies’ and ‘Tree of Death’.

I also paint portraits and realism.

Here’s a playlist of my ‘speed painting’ videos.

And a slideshow of all my paintings.

I also experiment with video feedback loops and combine them with cymatics for interesting results. Here’s a playlist of videos I’ve made featuring video feedback loops.

© 2016 Jessie Edsall

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