You may have noticed that what appears in TV and movie Sci-fi ends up becoming fact and truth.
For those that are old enough to remember Close Encounters of the Third Kind, you will remember that the film ended with the ET’s starting to teach us a tonal vocabulary and that every note was matched to a shade of a colour.
Since that film was made, we have discovered that sound and colour are intricately linked. They are both a wave function and they are forty octaves apart, so A-sharp for instance is a particular shade of red. This will tie in with people who have the condition Synaesthesia. This used to be regarded as an illness but is now being talked about as phenomena. It is interesting that this phenomenon happens in the brain where we do actually have ‘brain waves’, another wave function.
The medical profession talk about Synaesthesia as a crossing of the senses whereby people may have a colour or even a flavour / taste for a number or day of the week. I know of somebody whose brother does maths using colour.
So sound is a wave, colour is a wave and we have brain waves.
So where else is / has the study of sound proved interesting?
Cymatics shows us how geometric form and maybe the periodic table could be held together using sound. When you sprinkle sand or a powder over a drum skin for instance and direct a particular sound / vibration to the drum, then the sand / powder takes on a geometric form – as the vibration is changed the geometric shape changes into something completely different.
Here is a very good YouTube link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtiSCBXbHAg
Some of the images remind me of crop circles…
Levitation using sound
Recent research has shown us how we can use sound to levitate light objects. I remember reading an article years ago about a professor from Oxford who witnessed and filmed Tibetan monks levitating heavy stones using sound by chanting.
Here is an excellent video link http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/good-to-share/10546819/Acoustic-levitation-how-sound-can-get-physical.htmlTweet