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Meara O'Reilly

Meara O'Reilly

2012-2013

Meara O'Reilly is a sound and visual artist living in Northern California, making instruments, songs, and performance installations based on the resonant frequencies of spaces, materials, and the human vocal tract. In partnership with the Exploratorium's Center for Art and Inquiry, O'Reilly has developed a blog called Illusion Songs, exploring auditory illusions.

Chladni Singing is an interactive exhibit that enables visitors to draw extraordinary geometric patterns in sand with their voices. Based on studies by the 19th-century German physicist and musician Ernst Chladni, O'Reilly explores sound resonances with a microphone.