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This is What it Sounds Like When You Put Tree Rings on a Record Player

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What happens when tree rings are translated into the language of music? What you end up with is an incredible piano track. You won’t believe your ears…

This 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 Ableton Live.

> 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.

[Source](http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/sounds-like-put-tree-rings-record-player.html)

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