Good Vibrations

Is it possible to see a sound? To touch it? To step on it? The first temporary interactive exhibition at the Copernicus Science Centre is an invitation to travel through the world of sounds.

The author of the exhibition “Good Vibrations” is Michael Bradke – a German musician and teacher ( He has made interactive exhibits which will enable visitors to discover the secrets of physics of sound and human hearing. With the use of unconventional, usually very simple instruments, visitors will have the chance to conduct surprising musical experiments. Sound microscopes will allow us to hear objects which normally remain silent, such as an ice-cream stick or an egg cutter. We will be able to check whether our voice won’t get lost at the turns of a twisted tube and whether we can play melodies on one string by simply balancing our body. We will be able to find out whether it is possible to feel a sound created in a huge tubular bell only with our finger tips and we will assess what sounds better: wooden beams, stone tiles or glass bottles. When playing on them, we will learn about the variety of timbres and different ways of producing them. Thanks to high-tech electronic devices, we will have a chance to check whether we would make a musical career singing like a robot!

The exhibition has been prepared by:

Michael Bradke Arrangement:
Barbara Malinowska
Michał Grzymała Dorota Kulawik Michał Romański

The exhibition was lasting

2 October 2012
17 March 2013


Music in culture