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Years by Bartholomäus Traubeck

Trees lay down rings every year, which can then be counted to tell how old the tree is, and how good the weather was each year. 14 more words


Tree Ring Record Player

Nature is constantly sampled in music. Sometimes recordings of nature are the music entirely ( yoga or meditation sound tracks). But “playing natures tune” is coming together just now.  59 more words


Tree Music

What would it sound like if trees could sing? Is an oak tree’s sound different from that of a cherry tree? Maybe willows sound like whispers? 93 more words

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Bartholomäus Traubeck's Tree Ring Circus

Bartholomäus Traubeck is a German artist whose piece ‘Years’ uses tree-ring data to create music, using a turntable to play a slice of wood as if it were a record. 624 more words



In 2011 Bartholomäus Traubeck, a German artist, created the Years exhibit. Featuring a modified turntable consisting of a camera, it translates the tree rings digitally into music. 100 more words


Tree Rings on a Record Player.



What does it sound like when you play tree rings on a record player? Bartholomäus Traubeck knows. He built a record player that is able to “play” cross-sectional slices of tree trunks by using a computer to turn data collected from the rings into music. 27 more words


"Years" by Bartholomaus Traubeck

I fell in love with this at first listen. Again, this was another gem found on my Facebook feed, and not only have I showed this man’s work to a handful of people, but I’ve listened to it over and over again. 92 more words