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    Exploring Musical Creativity through Interactive Cymatics

    HCI 2017 - Digital make-believe

    Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)

    University of Sunderland, St Peter’s campus, Sunderland, UK, 3 - 6 July 2017


    John McGowan, Grégory Leplâtre & Iain McGregor



    What does music look like? Representation of sound has taken many forms over time, from sinusoidal wave patterns, through to random algorithm-based visualisations based on the amplitude of an audio signal. One aspect of music visualisation that has not been widely explored is that of Cymatics. Cymatics are physical impressions of music created in mediums such as water. This paper presents CymaSense, an interactive sound visualisation application based on Cymatics.


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