Good vibrations is a fun-filled show, on the Science of Sound for the whole family – exploring how musical instruments produce sounds and what music is. Various exotic and unusual musical instruments from all over the world (Africa, USA, India, South Pacific Islands, Australia and Europe and South America) are demonstrated and explained, including: the Zulu “ingungu”, rain-stick, musical duck, nose-flute, hosepipe trumpet, whirly-pipe and straw oboe!
This award-winning show uses state-of-the-art computer software to show audiences actual sound waves produced by a variety of instruments, including those which can’t be heard by the human ear (like an ultrasonic dog-whistle). Equipment interfaced to the computer also allows sound levels (in decibels) to be measured and displayed. The show is backed up by a colourful PowerPoint presentation full of rich graphics and sound-effects.
The show will end with audiences having had lots of fun, but also having learnt about music, culture, science, technology and mathematics (without realizing they were doing so!)