Marielle V Jakobsons debuts video for “White Sparks” using her innovative macro-cymatic instrument

To the untrained eye, macro-cymatic looks like something related to plants, or movies, but definitely something scientific. When I read that Oakland-based Marielle V Jakobsons, the electronic musician who also performs in Date Palms, created a macro-cymatic instrument, my first instinct (following this mental aside about photosynthesis and the like) was to say, "Tell me more!" It's not every day that a musician creates an entirely new way of experiencing music through the senses, so the intrigue that the scientific-sounding name alone sparked was worth exploring further. Though the concept was hard to wrap the mind around at first, it's [...]

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