A turntable that "plays" the rings of a tree

Kind of fascinating:

Creator Bartholomäus Traubeck says,

It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.


6 thoughts on “A turntable that "plays" the rings of a tree

  1. Wow this is amazing. This is Literally “Nature’s Music”. Each wood will have a defined tune, very cool for sure. (just can across this post by accident, thanks for posting)

  2. I really wish this blog would stick with Adobe-relevant content.
    I want to know about Adobe CC, CS6 techniques, etc. … not amazing new tree record players.
    Relevancy, please!
    [I take it you’re not a longtime reader. I just share things I think are cool; take ’em or leave ’em. –J.]

    1. It *is* relevant! Adobe helps express our creativity. Tree record players helps inspire creativity. I loved this! More please.

  3. John, you’re in my bookmarks bar, and I visit your blog daily–always interesting both for Adobe content and posts like the Vimeo tree music. The eclectic nature of your blog is preferred.

  4. John. It is because of this blog that I went to Vegas and sought you out to buy you a cup of coffee. That trip cost 3 grand. It’s value to me – priceless.

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