Hans Jenny

Hans Jenny was born in 1904 in Basel, Switzerland. He was a physician and natural scientist credited with being the “father” of cymatics, the study of visible sound and vibration. He published the first volume of “Cymatics: The Study of Wave Phenomena” in 1967, which documents the effects of sound vibrations on fluids, powders, and liquid paste. The second volume was published in 1972, the same year he passed away.


Excerpted from "Kymatik Cymatics", published by Basilius Presse in 1967.

Hans Jenny is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Bryan Leitgeb

Sonorous Figure (1967)
Sonorous Figure excited on a circular steel plate (1967)
Sonorous Figure produced by piezoelectric excitation (1967)
Tonoscope. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, 1st Movement, bar 29, start of ff passage (1967)