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Z'EV crowdfunding Cine-cussion Cymatics project

Californian sound artist Z'EV has four days left to reach his target of $5,000 to develop a refined version of his Cine-cussion project, which is based on experiments with visible sound waves and vibration patterns (Cymatics).

Z'EV started work on Cine-cussion in 2009, and developed a four inch speaker, with a thin plastic membrane covered in water. The Kickstarter funding will pay for further development of the hardware so that it's practically possible to take it on tour, plus the money to buy a five pad trigger to MIDI set, and to pay for the writing of an audio sampling program, a laptop and projector.

Rewards run from one-off recordings of Cine-cussion, to a bundle which includes a first edition of Z'EV's Rhythmajik (a book on the rhythmic and magical uses of sound). Watch a Cine-cussion video below. More details here.