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/