Artist modifies a record player to play a tree
'Play,' the latest work from artist Bartholomäus Traubeck, turns the variations of a tree trunk into music.
Mon, Feb 06 2012 at 10:58 PM
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.
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