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This Is A Record Player That Plays Music From the Growth Rings of Trees – It’s Hauntingly Beautiful

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This is a record player that plays the haunting, sad songs of dead trees.

Created by Bartholomäus Traubeck, this amazing device works by analyzing the growth rings on a slice of a tree, using a small camera. This data is sent to a computer, and the strength, thickness, and colour are mapped to a scale, which is then translated into piano music.

So while it’s not so much ‘playing’ as ‘interpreting’ the patterns on the wood, it still outputs a unique composition for each individual slice, and the results are surprisingly moving.

<iframe src=”//″ width=”500″ height=”281″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=”″>YEARS</a> from <a href=””>Bartholom&auml;us Traubeck</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a>.</p>

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