These musical instruments in slow-motion are unexpectedly beautiful
29 December 2014, 13:20
Music, but played molto, molto largo. Here's the proof that music is spectacular and awe-inspiring in slow motion.
To gain a new perspective on musical instruments, nothing beats a high-speed camera. And for your enjoyment and fascination we have gifs and videos.
The violin string
A violin G-string does an impression of a skipping rope. Disclaimer: the photographer has detuned the string to give it a more impressive oscillation.
The cymbal crash
The ride - a staple of the jazz rhythm section at 1,000 frames per second.
A tuning fork
A440 meets water in its static state. Pretty drops ensue.
The wine glass
The changing shape of a ‘glass harp’ as it absorbs and refracts the pressure of a sliding finger.
The cello string
The vibrations of Bach solo suite, complete with a puff of rosin dust. Lovely.
A load of piano keys at the same time. Proof that cluster chords sometimes look better than they sound (but please don't tell Eric Whitacre we said that).
Pretty good huh? Here are the full videos. Enjoy!