• Lindsey Richards

    A record player that plays slices of wood. Modified record player, wood, sleeves. 2011 Thanks to: Pro-ject Audio, Karla Spiluttini, Ivo Francx, Rohol www.traubeck.com UPDATE: Years is out as MP3.Download the digital release: http://traubeck.bandcamp.com/album/years To get the 12" vinyl release please go to http://www.ordia-muszc.com/shop/ Artist Bartholomaus Traubeck has created musical masterpieces, by playing trees. He created a record player that translates the different colors and textures of tree rings into music. Rather than use a needle like a record, sensors gather information about the wood and turn them into piano notes. Every tree sounds vastly unique due to varying characteristics of the rings, such as strength, thickness and rate of growth. Keep in mind that the tree rings are being translated into the language of music, rather than sounding musical in and of themselves. Traubeck’s one-of-a-kind record player uses a PlayStation Eye Camera and a stepper motor attached to its control arm. It relays the data to a computer with a program called Ableton Live. What you end up with is an incredible piano track, and in the case of the Ash, a very eerie one. Hats off to Traubeck for coming up with the ingenious method to turn a simple slice of wood into a beautiful unique arrangement. It makes you wonder what types of music other parts of nature would play. http://thespiritscience.net/2015/05/14/what-a-tree-sounds-like-when-played-on-a-record-player/

  • Caroline Gikas

    Records made from wood slices

  • Bethanie Qoe

    Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck built a record player that "plays" cross-sectional slices of tree trunks resulting in his piece "Years," an audio recording of tree rings being read by a computer & turned into music. Tree rings are actually being translated into the language of music rather than sounding musical. The custom record player takes in data using a PlayStation Eye Camera & a stepper motor attached to its control arm & relays the data to a computer. A program then generates a piano track.

  • Malu Bulnes Velez

    "Years", by Bartholomäus Traubeck , is record player that plays slices of wood. The record player is connected to a computer, which, while playing the wooden vinyl, outputs piano music based on the tree's rings strength, thickness and rate of growth.

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