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!

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