Project title: Years

Project creator: Bartholomäus Traubeck

Description: Years is a record player that translates wood’s year rings into sound. Using a ps eye camera, the grain on the slices of wood is read and converted into music. Includes modified turntable, computer, camera, acrylic glass, veneer, approx. 90x50x50 cm.


Wood disk

I am very touched by this poetic project because it is a very smart way to make a commonly experienced story (tree age through tree trunk rings) more immersive by incorporating sound into it and make every tree trunk piece truly unique.

I would love to explore how exactly this is made and it would be fun to explore it in an opposite manner: play a song and create year ring on a clean plate!