Saturday, July 18, 2009
Stockhausen and jellyfish
Karlheinz Stockhausen's music created the pattern above; Alexander Lauterwasser captured it by transferring the sound waves from a Stockhausen composition into water, and photographing the results using reflected light. Below is an image of a jellyfish photographed by me on the beach in western France and colour adjusted using Paint Shop Pro. I Googled to check whether anyone else had spotted the links between Stockhausen and jellyfish, and yes, they have. More on Alexander Lauterwasser's fascinating sound patterns here.
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