Making Music With the Rings of a Tree?
This is something so weird that I almost didn't believe it. But then I listened and watched the video and, what do you know, this guy plays a tree.
German-born artist Bartholomaus Traubek has created a turntable that plays.....the rings of a tree.
His new artwork "Years" uses a converted record player to 'play' cross-sections of a tree, generating sound by scanning the spinning rings with a PlayStation Eye Camera.
The data is then transmitted through the control arm to a computer, which then generates a music track.
Got it, so far?
You're wondering, what does a tree sound like? I'd say sort of like a spooky piano with frequent jarring notes caused by the knotty parts of a tree's ring pattern.
Watch, and listen to this. It is "out-of-this-world!"