Pendulum Studies

A series of electroacoustic compositions I am working on, based on the physical phenomenon of pendulum waves. I explore ways to use this to make music, that can be both simple in that the pendula makes it somewhat predictable, but also have a potential for complexity in many subtle ways other than just the thick polyrhythms that results from the different pendulum frequencies. I quickly found out that this makes much more sense with visualization, so I started making these videos of which some are presented below:

Pendulum studies #1 – harmonics:

Pendulum studies #2 – redshift (use speakers capable of low frequencies):

Pendulum studies #4 – fan:

Pendulum studies #5 – sunset:

Pendulum wave music:

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Real world pendulum wave:

 

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