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aural observations 6: the voice of trees

The latest in my ‘aural observations’ series of articles features the sound artist Bartholomaus Traubeck, and his work entitled ‘Years’ 2011. A sound installation, the piece consists of an adapted record player that plays cross-section slices of a tree trunk. 227 more words


New Music

I’ve been busy working on projects, and these aren’t exactly newsworthy yet. I have managed to purchase some new music.

Flowers of Bodysnatchers

I happened to stumble across this either through… 350 more words


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 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

Bright Ideas

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