Tree Rings Turned Into Music

Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck’s “Years” plays the rings of a tree like a record.

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.

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