World Cymatics Congress
October 31 to November 3 2014
The 1st world cymatics congress brings together important representatives of various fields of research for four days. In a general meeting of fluid dynamics, natural sciences, various art forms (music, singing and eurythmy) as well as the spiritual science and anthroposophy, a holistic view on the phenomena can appear.
The researching, experimental and artistic work on the phenomena of cymatics is in the center of the congress in various workshops and seminars. An artistic framework program accompanies the congress.
The term cymatics (kyma – Greek wave) was influenced by the anthroposophical doctor gestalt biologist and artist Hans Jenny (1904-1972) in the 1960s. Under this term, he summarized all phenomena which appear when tone and sound meet the substance. One of the first who discovered these phenomena was Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756-1827). The Chladni sound figures named after him – the sand figures that neatly arrange themselves in the sound on a plate, set into vibration with a violin bow, are now known to many.
Hans Jenny understood how regularities of development are show in the sound figures, secrets unfold in the phenomena and point to the organization and the work of the formative forces.
More and more researchers and groups are dedicated to the subject of cymatics. Results of spectacular experiments appear which make visible in the phenomenon, what points us far beyond the limits of a purely materialistic philosophy.
Gabriel Kelemen is an artist and researcher and teaches at the West University of Timisoara (Romania). In long-term studies, he has found a his very own way in cymatics. In addition to observation, for him the artistic understanding and penetration of cymatics in painting and sculpture is in the center of his work.