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Bird songs visualized as gorgeous mandalas

Design student Sugko at Sejong University used a CymaScope to visualize bird songs, with beautiful results.

This is a birds sound design. The sound of bird relaxes mind and body. This caught my attention, and I combined this with mandala, which visually represents healing and meditation. I have found the common image from the snowflake image of CYMASCOPE.[According to an article 'The amazing images that let us 'see' music (and could even help us communicate with dolphins)' from the Daily Mail, UK on Jan. 30. 2013, with the machine called 'Cymascope,' sound can be transformed into image and find out the sound of each scale. The image resembles snowflake.] Using this, I have made the center mandala, and for those with more than two scales, I have combined the mandala of each scale. With the mandala in the middle, the number of first branch represents the frequency of the bird crying. I have checked the scale range with Musebook tuner, and captured the sound once again with Cubase. I designed the image to have more and bigger branches and leaves as the range gets bigger.

More examples below.


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