When Trees Sing


The good folks over at Bartholomäus Traubeck have come up with a great idea. We all know that trees have rings, in that if you cut down a tree at the trunk, you can see the concentric circles that it developed as it grew. This put some in mind of a vinyl record, so what happens if you play tree rings like a record?

They decided to develop a special tree turntable, which uses sensors to translate the unique characteristics of the tree rings (like color and texture) into piano notes. As tree rings are unique, given that they are influenced by a variety of environmental factors as the tree grows, so are the songs produced very different from each other.

Have I piqued your interest? Here’s a video of tree music

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