The Canorgraphy machine makes it possible to visualize rhythms, music or recorded sounds. On a special location or in the studio, the machine converts the sound waves into patterns on textile or paper.
Speakers set a membrane in motion. The sound that enters the machine, is converted analogue into a pattern because it causes a pen, attached to the machine with wire, to dance on the fabric or paper. The resulting pattern is a combination of rhythm, vibrations and gravity.
The drawings are for sale. The machine could visualize a song, a sound or a recorded sentence.
Visualize the noise of your favorite bird, a recording of a special event or the sound of the laugh of your child. This unique drawing is an abstract representation of your special memories. The carefully crafted round frame made of bent birch plywood is created by designer Robbin Baas.
In the series of drawings called ‘Sounds of the Universe’ the Canorgraphy translated the sounds NASA recorded in space into unique works of art.
Photography: Xandra van der Eijk