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What Does Music Look Like?

“Sonic” is the latest project by German photographer Martin Klimas. Paint is put on top of a speaker and then music is played at full volume – creating explosions of colour. Klimas chooses percussive music from a range of genres, including jazz, classical, rock and dance. The camera captures the bubbling paint using very fast shutter speeds. “So many artists have worked with music but I never saw work that answered my main question: 'What does music look like itself?'” Klimas said in a 2012 interview. The project allows the viewer to compare the 'look' of different pieces of music. The vivid, action-packed photographs have been likened by some critics to the pioneering work of high-speed photography legend Harold Edgerton. “Sonic” opened this week at the Foley Gallery in New York and will run until November 3.

Source: BBC

Published: 12:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TAGS: music dance Sonic Martin Klimas Paint jazz classical rock

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