Trio Eidophone (2010 - Work in Progress)

Film / Prototype / Performance

Fun with latex, salt and singing!...

Based on a home made invention from 1885 by Margaret Watts-Hughes, This device is designed to enable a group experience in the physics and physicality of singing, sound and vibration.

Singing into the tubes creates patterns of resonance in the powder the surface, such as those seen and documented by Gallileo, Robert Hooke and Ernst Chladni, as well as ancient peoples believed to have used resonant patterns of sand on drum skins to predict the future. The curious hexagonal storm cloud on Saturn’s north pole is also often attributed to these effects.

A demonstration of the Trio Eidophone in action can be seen here

Filmed / photographed at Utrophia
With thanks to Andrew, Steve and Jules for providing their considerable vocal talent