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SoundMuse: The Sound Of Nature And The Nature Of Sound at The Hive Gallery
Via Dave 448Creative for SoundMuse
SoundMuse: The Sound Of Nature And The Nature Of Sound is the debut exhibition from Birmingham-based classical musician, composer, artist and teacher Nick Chamberlain.
Featuring sounds from the natural world, and compositions inspired by them, the immersive exhibition also includes visual representations of sound. These photographs and images show what happens when sound interacts with water, granules and smoke, and demonstrates how machines can ‘draw’ sound.
The results are often surprising, with complex geometric shapes and patterns emerging.
With the SoundMuse exhibition, I wanted to explore some of the mysteries of sound and bring to life the connections between sound, visual forms and science.
The visual side of the exhibition has evolved from my research into sound, and especially cymatics, the study of visualising sound waves. I am fascinated by the multitude of patterns and forms that emerge in water, soap bubbles and granules when sound is passed through them, and my work is intended to celebrate these amazing natural symmetries.
The natural word also inspires my audio-visual work in a more direct, familiar way. Moments Of Nature In Sound is a series of seven pieces inspired by such familiar things as rain, wind, flowers and bees, each evoking a fleeting series of moments. The video images sometimes directly illustrate the music and soundscapes, but at other times, the sounds themselves are creating the images in real-time.”
The exhibition also includes vintage and antique technology, such as a 1980s Harmonograph and 1920s children’s gramophone, as well as various unusual sound-related scientific instruments and ephemera.
SoundMuse: The Sound Of Nature And The Nature Of Sound runs from Tuesday 7th to Friday 24th June 2022 at The Hive Gallery, 43-47 Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1 3PE. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Admission free. For more information, see: soundmuse.co.uk