A Record Player that Plays Tree Rings

If trees could talk, what would they say? Well they don’t actually talk, they play music. Sort of. Bartholomäus Traubeck, a modern day Lorax, has created this specially designed record player called “Years” that visually scans a slice of wood and maps out the color and texture of the tree’s rings into a piece of music. Listen to the silent trees in the video below:

The knot makes it pretty interesting sounding. Ambient and minimalist. The camera is a hacked Playstation Eye Camera. Since every tree’s rings are different, Years plays each record sized slice of tree trunk in a unique way. (via next web)