(All images from Ricky Van Broekhoen)
SoundShapes by Ricky Van Broejhoen is a collection of sculptural objects digitally created based on the patterns produced by a Chladni plates stacked together to create intricate beautiful pieces, allowing the spectator to experience visually the beauty of sound.
Project Descirption by Ricky Van Broekhoen
As a sounddesigner and musician I always experience music as something very tangible. Almost in the same degree as experiencing a landscape. But it is always something that remains ungraspable. I got fascinated by the Chladni patterns. They visualize resonance patterns of sound in a miraculous way. Salt or a similar substance is poured on a thin metal plate that is resonating on a clear tone.
Every tone frequency has it’s own specific symmetrical organic drawing that appears. The device used is called a Chladni plate. During my research I built several. I made the process of transformation within the drawing on the Chladni plate three dimensional inspired by CT scan technology. A piece of sound is now spatially recorded.