This is What the Rings of a Tree Sound Like [Video]
Have you ever wondered what the rings of a tree would sound like if you played them on a turntable?
I’m sure you haven’t but I bet you’re curious now, right?
Bartholomäus Traubeck has created a turntable that “plays” slices of wood by analyzing tree ring data and translating that information into piano music.
Instead of a needle playing the grooves on a record, a camera on a control arm “reads” a cross-section of tree trunk and relays the data to a computer program called Ableton Live which then generates an eerie piano track.
Not exactly useful…but still pretty cool!