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Instead of a needle, the turntable uses a small camera to read the rings.
Bartholomäus Traubeck did it with the help of a tech-savvy friend.
The turntable was an experiment to see what a trees growth rings would sound like if they were played like a record. It uses a light and tiny camera to sense and read the changes in color, and sends this information to a computer that translates that information into music for the piano.
Traubeck created slab “records” from seven different trees: Spruce, Ash, Oak, Maple, Alder, Walnut, and Beech, and each one sounds quite different. He said it was a pretty big challenge to cut a thin enough section of a slab without breaking it, and ultimately ended up attaching veneer to a substrate to create the discs.
Although the music isn’t melodic, my personal favorite was Oak. Check them out and tell us which one you like the most!
Here is the link to the different tree “songs”: Years by Bartholomäus Traubeck
You can read more about the project at Traubeck’s website: http://traubeck.com/years/
Traubeck created "records" of 7 different wood species.
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I have heard a lot worse, under the guise of being contemporary music....I could listen to these tunes quite comfortably.....!!
Sounds like Norwegian Wood to me.
I like it. Great idea, out of the box for sure.
I'm going out on a limb here but it sounds like a Woody Guthrie tune to me. :)
And if you play it backwards at slow speed, it says "Paul is dead".
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