Artist Bartholomaus Traubeck has discovered that music is everywhere, even inside the trunks of trees.
For his ingenious Years projects, Traubeck found a way to translate the rings of a tree into piano music. Using a specially modified record player, Traubeck is able to collect data from a slice of wood. The yearly rings within the lumber are analyzed for color, texture, strength, thickness, and growth rate. That data serves as the basis for musical notes.
Every tree has its own unique set of rings that can be translated into its own unique song. While the foundation of the music heard below is built with a computer, the songs themselves are written by the trees.
Listen to the sounds of nature like never before!