Gallery: ‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record

 

If you’re curious to know what a tree would sound like if it could play music, Bartholomäus Traubeck‘s incredible Years tree ring record player is one way to find out! An incredible makeshift invention that uses an old school turntable, high tech computer gear and Abelton Live to “play” the rings of a tree trunk like a record, this device reveals just how complex and beautiful our arboreal friends are. Hit the jump to listen to the Years in action.

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