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:
Don't Panic attempt to credit photographers and content owners wherever possible, however due to the sheer size and nature of the internet this is sometimes impractical or impossible. If you see any images on our site which you believe belong to yourself or another and we have incorrectly used it please let us know at email@example.com and we will respond asap.
MORE FROM DON'T PANIC