German photographer Martin Klimas is at it once again, using his lens to capture movements unable to be observed by the human eye. This time Klimas transforms the waves of sound, curious to discover what music would look like if visually manifest. Assisted by several musicians, Sound Explosions was created partially through short original musical sequences using synthesizers between 1930 and 1990. The work is a series of diptychs allowing the viewer to see the wires, cables, and dials that create these colorful symphonies. Quirkily scientific and unabashedly playful, Sound Explosions evokes the joy of sound through the vision of sight.
You can listen to the musical sequences used in the work as well as a behind the scenes video on Kilmas’ Vimeo channel.