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What do tree rings sound like when played like a record? Trippy, that's what

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Forum topic by Michael McKenzie posted 03-24-2017 08:34 AM 332 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael McKenzie

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03-24-2017 08:34 AM

Bartholomäus Traubeck wondered what story those trees would tell. So he created equipment that could translate those rings into music on a record player. But instead of a needle, sensors read the wood’s color and texture. Then, algorithms convert those variations into notes on a scale, which is mapped to a piano synthesizer and played.

https://youtu.be/5sHL-1hI9nc

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#1 posted 03-24-2017 05:37 PM

That is great.

Someone had a similar idea back in 1977!

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#2 posted 03-24-2017 07:38 PM

LOL I remember that album, no crosscut tracks tho.

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