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Welcome to Sonic Age America

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 inventor of the CymaScope Pro,
the world's first commercial instrument that renders sound visible in water. 
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 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.



James Stuart Reid has a Bachelor of Science degree and has a natural flair for design. He is responsible for all CymaScope video editing using Final Cut Pro, among other video editing tools. He is also responsible for Voice Mandala colorization, for which he uses PhotoShop as the primary tool. James is a fine guitarist and his musical gift has become important in transcribing CymaScope imagery-of-a-musical-kind, such as in MusicMadeVisible projects. He created the world’s first full length CymaScope classical music video of Debussy’s Clair de Lune, the first of many planned MusicMadeVisible pieces, and he made major contributions to development of the first generation CymaScope app for iPad and iPhone





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 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. Inventor of the CymaScope Pro, 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.

Please visit our History section for more in depth information on the history of Cymatics



Vera Gadman

Vera Gadman



Egyptian Sonics - James Stuart Reid

James Stuart Reid



Annaliese Reid

Annaliese Reid



John Stuart Reid

John Stuart Reid

Cymatics App for Mobile

Music Made Visible App

See the actual geometry of music for the first time on iPad iPhone, Android smartphone or tablet! The CymaScope app is the world’s first app to make the geometry of piano sounds and music visible. The imagery you will see is not a computer simulation; all the beautiful imagery in the app was created on a physical CymaScope then stored in digital memory for you to enjoy.
Keep the CymaScope app in your pocket at all times on iPhone or Android smartphone or if you prefer a larger screen size use iPad or an Android-powered tablet.





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