Voices Can Change the World and My Passion for Sound
The power of the voice, my voice and yours … calls me to write this post. The science called ‘cymatics’, in connection with the mysteries of the universe and its vibratory nature, paradoxically makes me extremely calm and excited. This call answers a burning desire to open a window on the world and to share my thrill of using voice and sound in new ways.
Cymatics, from Greek: κῦμα, meaning “wave”, is a subset of modal vibrational phenomena. The term was coined by Hans Jenny (1904-1972), a Swiss follower of the philosophical school known as anthroposophy. Typically, the surface of a plate, diaphragm or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla
My passion for voice and sound did not come as a lottery ticket, rather as a random act; it resonates deep inside me ever since there was a heartbeat to measure … I am the instrument; she is the Muse.
It is a child’s prayer (my own) which revealed this sacred fire of passion for the voice. I remember myself back then… insatiable, curious… and always in deep contemplation. I asked to see what was there for me… and I heard the way.
I sing with the conviction that voice can change the world!