04 Tuesday 04th March 2014
Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck has created a record player that is able to "play" cross-sectional slices of tree trunks. The result is his piece "Years," an audio recording of tree rings being read by a computer and turned into music.
According to Makezine, the custom record player reads the trunk using a PlayStation Eye Camera and a stepper motor attached to its control arm, and relays the data to a computer. Ableton Live then uses it to generate a rather lovely piano track. Check it out:
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