About Us

Welcome to Sonic Age America
Great customer service and unrivaled innovation make Sonic Age America first in your search for information about cymatics--the science of visual sound. We are four dedicated individuals with a passion for cymatics, the emergent science that's poised to blossom into every field of human endeavor. Within this decade we predict that cymatics will positively affect the lives of millions of people via medical science; cymatic discoveries will be made in many other fields from astrophysics to zoology.
Sonic Age America is a division of UK-based Sonic Age Ltd. Both companies were founded by John Stuart Reid, acoustic pioneer and co-inventor of the CymaScope, the world's first commercial instrument that renders sound visible.
Our mission is to advance and support cymatics, including development of therapeutic modalities and exploring applications in all the sciences.


Who's who in Sonic Age America

Vera Gadman

Vera Gadman is an acclaimed and sought-after graphic designer who specialized in logo design and brand identity programs. Born in England, she began her career in London as an Ecclesiatical Embroideress, and after emigrating to the U.S. discovered the joy of visual communication, working as a freelance designer with leading brand-design companies in New York City.
In the mid 1990's Vera was awakened to a new perspective that completely changed her life, causing her to relocate from New York City to a small community in Hope, Idaho, where she began working with personal growth groups.
Vera now manages Sonic Age America and is dedicated to making available the many new discoveries emerging from the wonderful world of cymatics.

Erik Larson

An inventor, musician, instrument builder and fourth-generation precision machinist, Erik Larson has deep roots in production tooling and the converting industry. Erik was "instrumental" in creating the legendary Parker guitar and has a number of innovative technical designs to his credit.

In 1995, Erik moved to Vermont to work with Edwin A. Battison, a past curator of the Smithsonian Museum of Science and Industry, founder of the American Precision Museum  and Franklin Museum of Nature and the Human Spirit.

Erik served as Vice President of the Inventors Network in Vermont and was a founding member of Sustainable Valley Group, an organization focused on building and supporting appropriate and "green" technology startups in the Connecticut River–Precision Valley region of New England

In 2005 Erik Larson founded Sonascope with Steve Fox in Vermont to design, develop, and manufacture commercial products in the field of cymatics including a children's toy and a series of electromechanical cymatic instruments.

In 2006 English acoustics engineer John Stuart Reid, founder of the UK company Sonic Age Ltd, sought the expertise of Erik Larson to develop the CymaScope, a precision instrument used to make sound, music, resonance and voice visible to the human eye. They founded Sonic Age America to develop all aspects of cymatics and the visualization of sound. Erik continues to play a pivotal role in advancing the form and functionality of cymatic instruments and cymatic imaging techniques for Sonic Age America, including the research and development for the study of sound in water.

In 2008 collaborating with Gary Robert Buchanan on the book SONA: Healing with Wavefront Bioresonance, Erik performed cymatic research imaging multi tone chords on his custom designed water drive cymatic devices now known as CymaScope H2O.

Erik took the position of Senior Engineer at a concentrated photovoltaic start up Cool Earth Solar in Livermore CA, developing system components and advanced optical measurement tools to used to optimize Cool Earth's 10 foot inflatable solar concentrators.

In 2009 Erik became President of HoloSona Group LLC in Reno, Nevada, a company co-founded with Gary Robert Buchanan and Adam Reed. Together they formed a team of researchers and engineers building new equipment to apply and study the effects of sound, light and color resonances on the human body.

Erik's educational background ranges as wide as his interests and includes courses of study in mechanical design engineering/material science at Wentworth Institute of Technology, sculpture and visual design at Southeastern Massachusetts University.

Annaliese Reid

Annaliese Reid has been a teacher of energetic healing and sound healing techniques for over 20 years and has taught at seminars in the United States and Great Britain. She is committed to supporting personal well-being on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and sees Sonic Age America as a perfect vehicle for health enhancement through the power of sound.
Annaliese is committed to supporting others in their personal growth and is co-author of the book, "Journey Into Wholeness." She met John in 2005 at a workshop he gave in Atlanta and they married soon after. Annaliese is particularly interested in the effects of sound on cellular matter. She is currently writing a series of children's books with a sound theme and is
co-authoring a mainstream book on cymatics.

John Stuart Reid

John Stuart Reid is an English acoustics engineer, scientist and inventor. He has studied the world of sound for over 30 years and speaks extensively on his research findings to audiences throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
Co-inventor of the CymaScope, John's work is inspired by acoustic pioneers, Ernst Chladni, Mary D. Waller and Hans Jenny and has taken their findings to a new level. His primary interests lie in investigating sound as a formative force and discovering why sound heals.