That's a interesting idea. How would you deign it?
As far as 'normal music' goes, cymatics works with all different kinds of music - it's mostly been shown with classical since that makes nice clear designs, but you can play any kind of music and surfaces will resonate, thus you can create cymatics designs with different types of music.
In a science museum in Chicago I saw a cymatics display that used metal filings to create patterns that 'danced' to music ranging from Beethoven to Prince.
So your idea would work - the question is, how to gather the ambient sounds, or music, and make it vibrate the table - then how to keep the vibrating surface separate from the actual table top - maybe a cymatic plate inside a glass table, with crystal oscillators hooked up to the plate inside and a music source?
It's Jodi, founder of the School of Cymatics. Thank you for joining and sharing your interest in cymatics! I checked out your new site, looks good!
I am finishing the materials for my cymatics course which will be premiered here at the School of Cymatics in a few weeks from now, and I would love your input to make sure I am including information and resources that would be helpful to you.
Would you take 5 minutes to drop me a line and tell me in a sentence or two what your main interest in cymatics is, and what resource, information, or product related to cymatics would be most helpful to you?