record player for tree ringsThe rings marking the life of a tree have been turned into music, using a record player that plays slices of wood.

The year ring data — analyzed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth — is translated into music using a computer, camera and acrylic glass.

The modified turntable outputs piano music to a scale which is defined by the overall appearance of the wood — and presumably the environmental events in the life of the tree.

The project by Bartholomaus Traubeck is entitled, Years.

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