Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck has accomplished the remarkable task of turning the cross-section of a tree trunk into music with his latest project, "Years." He modified an existing record player by adding an optical head that translates the variations in color found on a smooth, polished tree trunk platter into sound. The sounds created by the wood somehow manage to be composed and entirely organic all at once. It's beautifully done.


Check out Traubeck's modified record player in action in this short video and swing over to his site to learn more and to see his other work.


YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.


Are you on TwitterFollow me (@sheagunther) there, I give good tweets.


And if you really like my writing, you can join my Facebook page.

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.