Crystals grow from liquid and vapor on the surface and in the deep earth. They form rocks and mineral deposits and are eroded to form sediment and sedimentary rocks. Geologists can interpret their various textures and analyse their composition in order to document the geological history of regions of the Earth.
We compile and adapt images of crystals Tim has worked on from Western Australia. We also adapt from Drever and Johnstone (1957) who described and traced crystal forms and configurations which grew quickly in a erupted lavas (see right). These are found across the planet and solidified as igneous rocks at punctuated time periods throughout Earth’s history. See ‘Downloads‘.
We would like to use these to inspire sounds. Their shapes and detail are frozen records of actual events, which we hope to bring to life in their various states of complexity, symmetry and beauty.