This Turntable Plays Slices of Trees

We’ve all seen the growth rings of a tree. Artist Bartholomaus Traubeck looked at those same rings and was reminded of an LP record. “What if I could make a turntable that played those rings as if they were a slice of vinyl?” So he did.

This turntable tracks tree rings in a way that turns them into sound. The result is an infinite variety of music–as long as you don’t run out of logs. (Thanks to Gregg for the link.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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