Turntable device makes the sound of music with trees


You may find the rustling leaves and the swaying branches soothing and almost music to any nature lover’s ears but if you really want to know just what kind of music a tree is capable of making then check at ‘Years’ – an innovation that looks like a turntable and uses high-tech computer gear combined with loop-based software music sequencer, Ableton Live,to play slices of a tree trunk like an LP. Created by Netherlands-based artist, Barthalomäus Traubeck, this special instrument analyzes the tree slice similarly to how tree rings are analyzed to determine the tree’s age, and translates the data into music. The output melody is different every time depending on the tree slice.