Bartholomäus Traubeck a tradus cercurile din interiorul diferitelor specii de copaci din Austria (printre care si Oak, Maple, Walnut, and Beech). Fiecare copac are sunetele sale specifice, caracteristic cercurilor din interiorul sau, depinzand de varsta, rata cresterii, puterea sa. De retinut ca cercurile sunt traduse intr-un limbaj muzical, folosindu-se un player “PlayStation eye Camera” si un motoras atasat care transmite datele intr-un program din computer, numit Ableton Live. Ce asculati acum este o piesa muzicala incredibila de pian, compusa/tradusa de/din cercurile copacilor.
This is what it sounds like when you put tree rings on a record player.
This is an excerpt from the record Years, created by Bartholomäus Traubeck, which features seven recordings from different Austrian trees including Oak, Maple, Walnut, and Beech. What you are hearing is an Ash tree’s year ring data. Every tree sounds vastly unique due to varying characteristics of the rings, such as strength, thickness and rate of growth.
Keep in mind that the tree rings are being translated into the language of music, rather than sounding musical in and of themselves. Traubeck’s one-of-a-kind record player uses a PlayStation Eye Camera and a stepper motor attached to its control arm. It relays the data to a computer with a program called Ableton Live. What you end up with is an incredible piano track, and in the case of the Ash, a very eerie one.
Hats off to Traubeck for coming up with the ingenious method to turn a simple slice of wood into a beautiful unique arraignment. It makes you wonder what types of music other parts of nature would play.
Below is the full 5:21 created by a Fraxinus (Ash):