The Trace of Sound

A series of exploration to uncover the visual phenomenon of sound was what drove this project. We wanted to capture the invisible nature of sound and process it to reveal how sounds looks when it reacts to different varieties of music, pitch, volume and bass.

We used a portable radio and sprinkled on it some glitter dust so that we could materialize the immaterial nature of sound. The output was visually very interesting because it reflected exactly how the glitter reacted to various experiments like tuning the radio, playing different tracks or even just changing the volume.

The final video was purely a series of stopmotion animation frames which lend itself to reveal this phenomenon.