The Voice of the Trees

'Years' Tree Turntable demonstration. Utilizing various make-shift components, German designer Bartholomäus Traubeck has managed to create a modified record player that takes wood slices of a tree and makes music from its inner rings.

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+4 1. Tehrasha commented 8 years ago

So I guess we can add 'To see what they sound like' to the list of reasons to cut down trees?
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+2 2. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

......but can you dance to it?
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+5 3. aquilon1234 commented 8 years ago

in Ent language... the second one said : "bring back 2 jugs of milk and a six pack of beer" >:)
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+2 4. kragus commented 8 years ago

The weird and amazing part is that the "music" comes out in harmonized notes, not totaly giberish notes, they somewhat keep the octaves, like reading rhymes, not simply words.
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+2 5. nomoredavid commented 8 years ago

Sweet dreams everybody
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-1 6. dvandok commented 8 years ago

pretty fake. This sounds like a normal piano to me, sampled down.
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0 7. Pleblord commented 8 years ago

#6 What on earth about this is fake?
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0 8. Shyster commented 8 years ago

Surprisingly better music than expected
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+1 9. dvandok commented 8 years ago

#7: Ok, I had to look up the maker's website ( to see how the music was made. So the turntable looks at the treerings (with a camera) and this data serves as input to an algorithm that produces piano music. It's an interesting idea. #4: the harmonics come from the algorithm that made the music, not from the treerings themselves. I doubt that I could distinguish treerings from, say, pond ripples or any other repetative input.