May 29, 2013

A turntable that “plays” the rings of a tree

Kind of fascinating:

Creator Bartholomäus Traubeck says,

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.


Posted by John Nack at 11:04 AM on May 29, 2013


  • John B. — 1:13 PM on May 29, 2013

    Wow this is amazing. This is Literally “Nature’s Music”. Each wood will have a defined tune, very cool for sure. (just can across this post by accident, thanks for posting)

  • James A — 7:04 PM on May 29, 2013

    I really wish this blog would stick with Adobe-relevant content.

    I want to know about Adobe CC, CS6 techniques, etc. … not amazing new tree record players.

    Relevancy, please!

    [I take it you’re not a longtime reader. I just share things I think are cool; take ’em or leave ’em. –J.]

    • Jack PM — 6:46 PM on May 30, 2013

      It *is* relevant! Adobe helps express our creativity. Tree record players helps inspire creativity. I loved this! More please.

  • William McDavid — 7:46 AM on May 30, 2013

    John, you’re in my bookmarks bar, and I visit your blog daily–always interesting both for Adobe content and posts like the Vimeo tree music. The eclectic nature of your blog is preferred.

  • Alex — 11:18 AM on May 30, 2013

    Amazing. In greek- “theos ina megalo”,- “God is very big”

  • Alex — 11:30 AM on May 30, 2013

    John. It is because of this blog that I went to Vegas and sought you out to buy you a cup of coffee. That trip cost 3 grand. It’s value to me – priceless.

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