Cymatics is the process of making sound waves visible, and artist Nigel Standford shows just how that is done in a fantastic set of six audio-based science experiments. In one such experiment, Standford sends audio frequencies through a Chladni plate covered in sand and records the patterns that form in the sand. And in another experiment, he tapes a hose to a speaker and by matching the audio frequencies to the camera’s frame rate, he creates an illusion of water forming a spiral as it leaves the hose. It’s all very fascinating.

Check out CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music below.

To see the behind-the-scenes footage of these audio experiments, check out nigelstanford.com/Cymatics.

[via Colossal]