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This Video Of 100 Metronomes Synchronizing Is So Satisfying

A Japanese experiment demonstrates an amazing phenomenon.

This is pretty weird. Japanese students have created a wild video that reveals a strange phenomenon in which metronomes automatically synch together . The students of Ikeguchi Laboratory placed 100 colored metronomes on a floating surface and let them go wild.

The result is incredibly satisfying: a chaos of sound gradually becomes an astonishing sonic mass that’s ticking in absolute unison. It recalls György Ligeti’s famous sonic work, Poema Sinfónico Para 100 Metronómos. You can watch—and hear—both below.

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