Aquasonic Acoustics is a project by 51-year-old creative computer engineer Mark Fischer that takes the sound waves from animals and transforms them into a brilliant array of colors and patterns. Essentially, the series of produced mandalas configure what Fischer refers to as “the shape of sound.” He adds, “It’s a kind of photography to me, with mathematics as the lens and the computer as the camera.”
Each hypnotic creation explores a visual sense of something that is meant to be an auditory experience. Fischer captures the pulsating rhythms of crickets chirping, birds squawking, and dolphins singing with high quality audio recording equipment and adds color to the renderings with imaging software. The results are a vibrant display of geometric and floral patterns, like looking through a kaleidoscope.
Though he is partial to the complex wavelets created by whales and dolphins, ultimately, there is no animal–avian, aquatic, or land dwelling–that Fischer hasn’t shown an interest in. In fact, he’s contemplating expanding his series to include man-made ships, which contribute a great amount of noise pollution in the world.
False Killer Whale
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin