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Jan 19 2012

John Cage would be proud

Bartholomäus Traubeck, who is primarily a visual artist, came up with a way of using a turntable to translate the rings of a tree-slice into music. The piece is called “Years.” I’m not sure how the algorithm works, but it appears to map everything onto a c-minor scale. (h/t BoingBoing)

2 comments

  1. bart

    it actually is. but there are different mappings for different types of wood. based on their average contrast and color they are being calculated. ash tree outputs sound on a wholetone scale for example. birch is c major.

    1. admin

      Thanks for letting me know! Interesting work.

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