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  1. Mysterious Melody

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    Can you tell what popular song this is? What about when the notes are all put back into their proper octave range? This demonstration is a version of Diana Deutsch's Mysterious Melody illusion.…

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    • Scale Illusion

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      Here are two different melodies played one after the other, immediately followed by them both at once. What do you hear when they are played together? What's Happening? On its own, neither…

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      • Rhythm Necklaces

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        Note: Please wear headphones to hear all of the effects presented here. This project explores auditory perception as related to Euclidean algorithms, the mathematical properties of which are useful…

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        • The Wessel Illusion

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          The Wessel Illusion demonstrates how timbre can determine the way in which we perceptually group notes in a melody. Three notes, rising in pitch but alternating in timbre, are played slowly. When…

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          • Moon

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            A collaboration with Snibbe Interactive and Björk on concert visuals for the Biophilia tour. Cymatic patterns were synced to the basslines of songs and played as introductions. Video was designed…

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            • Hollow

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              A collaboration with Snibbe Interactive and Björk on concert visuals for the Biophilia tour. Cymatic patterns were synced to the basslines of songs and played as introductions. Video was designed…

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              • Cosmogony

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                A collaboration with Snibbe Interactive and Björk on concert visuals for the Biophilia tour. Cymatic patterns were synced to the basslines of songs and played as introductions. Video was designed…

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                • Moon

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                  A collaboration with Snibbe Interactive and Björk on concert visuals for the Biophilia tour. Cymatic patterns were synced to the basslines of songs and played as introductions. Video was designed…

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                  • Vegetable Trumpet

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                    A young musician rapidly transposes a song he learned on trumpet to his new vegetable version.

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                    • Vegetable Trumpet Scale

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                      A young musician applies his trumpeting skills to a new vegetable version.

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                      • Electric gourds

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                        Fun percussion instruments can be created by placing contact microphones inside hollowed out gourds.

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                        • Broken Glass

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                          If you look closely, you can see that the shards of glass are not only continuing to fall apart, they are actually popping apart with force! Any ideas about why this is happening?

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