Wood Slices Record Player

Wood Slices Record Player

Music from mother nature – At the first it feels a little bit odd to see a wood slice on this record player. But this is something special. Bartholomäus Traubeck rebuilt a record player for playing sound from unique and thin wood slices with his ‘Years’ art project.

The tone arm analyses the wood slices year rings strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. Every wood slice and every year ring is unique, so the music will always play differently.

Check out the video for a look and feel of this outstanding audio and design project setup:

If you want to read more about the designer, visit his page http://traubeck.com/

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2 Responses to Wood Slices Record Player

  1. Music Guy says:

    He’s scaling the notes. If he left it chromatic it would just sound like a cat walking across a keyboard.

    Have something actually translate the vibrations of the rings into natural waveforms, not on any scale or tuning, and you have my interest.

  2. What is the wonderful design! I like it.

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