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thisuseramehasalreadybeenclaimed said: Do beautiful sounds have especially appealing waveforms?

nanodash:

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God, I love this question.

The answer is, kind of. Yes. A bit.

A pure tone, that beeeeeeeeeeeeep of, let’s say middle C is a sine wave with a frequency (pitch) of about 261 Hertz. That means 261 waves pass a point (like go into your ear) every second. The higher the frequency, the higher the pitch I like how they look, they’re so simplistic, but so mathematically powerful.

The notes of all instruments are based on sine waves. When a violin and piano both play middle C, the C sine wave is there, but so are other little quiet bits of other frequencies, these are called overtones and they’re different for each instrument. These change the waveform of the instrument and say why a C on a piano is different to a C on a guitar. That’s called the timbre of an instrument.

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What are beautiful though, are harmonies.

Harmonies are when two notes have frequencies that are simple fractions, if one is twice as high as the other (2/1) it’s an octave. If the ratio is 3/2 it’s a perfect fifth. There’s a little more to it than that, but my musical knowledge doesn’t extend much further than playing Doctor Who on the ukulele.

Harmonies look really pretty, see:

image

See the way some of the bits that don’t move (the nodes) arrive at the same place at the same time. There’s a theory that our brains like that, that the two notes trigger neurons at the same time, so that’s why we like it.

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These are strings being spun like a skipping rope, faster than the eye can see, and then being illuminated. It’s just wonderful.

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thisuseramehasalreadybeenclaimed said: Do beautiful sounds have especially appealing waveforms?

nanodash:

nanodash:

God, I love this question.

The answer is, kind of. Yes. A bit.

A pure tone, that beeeeeeeeeeeeep of, let’s say middle C is a sine wave with a frequency (pitch) of about 261 Hertz. That means 261 waves pass a point (like go into your ear) every second. The higher the frequency, the higher the pitch I like how they look, they’re so simplistic, but so mathematically powerful.

The notes of all instruments are based on sine waves. When a violin and piano both play middle C, the C sine wave is there, but so are other little quiet bits of other frequencies, these are called overtones and they’re different for each instrument. These change the waveform of the instrument and say why a C on a piano is different to a C on a guitar. That’s called the timbre of an instrument.

Source

What are beautiful though, are harmonies.

Harmonies are when two notes have frequencies that are simple fractions, if one is twice as high as the other (2/1) it’s an octave. If the ratio is 3/2 it’s a perfect fifth. There’s a little more to it than that, but my musical knowledge doesn’t extend much further than playing Doctor Who on the ukulele.

Harmonies look really pretty, see:

image

See the way some of the bits that don’t move (the nodes) arrive at the same place at the same time. There’s a theory that our brains like that, that the two notes trigger neurons at the same time, so that’s why we like it.

In case you missed it

nanodash:

nanodash:

These are the kinetic art sculptures of Paul Friedlander. These, are gorgeous.

He’s what I’m calling a physartist. An artist with a background in physics.

These are strings being spun like a skipping rope, faster than the eye can see, and then being illuminated. It’s just wonderful.

All pictures taken from here

In case you missed it

fripperiesandfobs:

Costume designed by Walter Plunkett for Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind (1939)

From the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin

(via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

collections that are raw as fuck on aura tout vu f/w 2014-15

(via luxuria-vice)

shapingcontours:

Costume design Katarzyna Konieczka  Photography Elizaveta Porodina Photography  Stylist Oliver Rauh Make-up www.heikopalach.com Model Laua O’Grady /select  Set design Beatrice Schüll / les artists — with Isela Montes, Snuppalurer Mini Mandarin Wareovadee, Japones Antonio Velazquez, Lisa M. Muhammad, Schmuse Maus and Yan Betty.

shapingcontours:

Costume design Katarzyna Konieczka
Photography Elizaveta Porodina Photography
Stylist Oliver Rauh
Make-up www.heikopalach.com
Model Laua O’Grady /select
Set design Beatrice Schüll / les artists — with Isela Montes, Snuppalurer Mini Mandarin Wareovadee, Japones Antonio Velazquez, Lisa M. Muhammad, Schmuse Maus and Yan Betty.

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