Woodn’t [sic] Be Nice to Have This Turntable?

You may have heard about the turntable that “plays” the rings of trees. Cut a log crosswise and you see something that could be record grooves. An artist/geek/engineer/programmer named Bartholomaus Traubeck has figured out a way to translate those rings–their arrangement and texture–into music.

Yes, there’s a bunch of software that works into this, but each tree cross-section has its own unique sound. Curious? I thought so. (Via Tom and Viralnova)

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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